COVID-19 Update

Updated COVID-19 Attendance Policy

Updated: 2022-03-09:

Beginning March 12, 2022, requirements for entry will be determined by each performance. Please check event pages for any mask and vaccine requirements.

Please check the relevant event page on this website for details specific to your performance, which may include accepted forms of documentation, accepted tests and timelines, and any age restrictions for the event.

For Events with Vaccination Requirement:

All ticket holders, regardless of age, are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination or a negative test result (taken within 72 hours prior to showtime) from a healthcare provider for entry into the theatre.

“Fully vaccinated” means that ticket holders have received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before your performance date. Be sure to have your ID (name must match documentation) with you as well.

Proof of vaccination may be in physical printed form (original vaccine card or photocopy) or in digital form (photo or scan on your mobile device).

Negative test results must be from a test administered by a licensed healthcare facility, and can also be in either print or digital form. At-home tests are not accepted at this time.

For Events with Mask Requirement:

Face masks are required for entry. Masks must completely cover nose and mouth. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. If wearing a face mask that does not comply with Metro policy, Portland’5 will provide a face mask for patrons. Masks must be worn at all times except while eating or drinking for brief periods. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted for eating or drinking – masks must be worn between bites and sips.

Policies are subject to change and updates will be posted on event pages.

COVID-19 Resources:

Vaccines are the best way to stay safe. If you are not currently vaccinated, or need to schedule your second dose, you can find out when, where, and how to get a FREE COVID-19 vaccine here:


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Information about COVID-19 tests, and where to access free testing, can be found here: 



Did you lose your vaccination card? You can request a copy of your vaccination record here: 



GBAC STAR™ Protocols

Portland’5 is working hard to secure the safety of all patrons in our venues. We have received certification from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery. This accreditation means our facilities are implementing the industry’s highest standard for cleaning and disinfection of infectious agents like the coronavirus. More information about the GBAC certification process can be found here.

And most critically, we have installed MERV 13 air filters in all air handlers in every venue. We can now maximize outdoor fresh air flow as much as possible in accordance with CDC and OSHA guidelines while keeping the buildings at healthy and comfortable temperatures.

General Sanitizing

We use two primary products/methods of sanitizing in our buildings:

  • A cordless electrostatic sprayer with a disinfectant solution
  • A hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning solution

See the sprayer in action in this video clip:

Sanitizing at Portland'5

(Video recorded March 2020, prior to mask guidance.)

In addition to our standard cleaning procedures, the following sanitizing measures will be taken at the start of each day:

Inside Theaters

  • Touch-points: Handrails, elevator buttons, drinking fountain push bars, etc.
  • Door hardware: Knobs, handles, push plates and exit bars
  • Flat surfaces: Counters, tables, etc.
  • Restroom touch-points: Stall doors, sinks/faucets, toilets & urinals/flush levers, towel & soap dispensers, etc.
  • Coat check hangers
  • Aisle-adjacent armrests
  • Child booster seats
  • Handrails

Office & Staff Areas

  • Touch-points: Handrails, elevator buttons, light switches, bottle fill stations, etc.
  • Door hardware: Knobs, handles, push plates and exit bars
  • Flat surfaces: Counters, tables, etc.
  • Restroom touch-points: Stall doors, sinks/faucets, toilets & urinals/flush levers, towel & soap dispensers, etc.
  • Kitchenette & break room touch-points: Sinks/faucets, cabinet/drawer pulls, refrigerator handles, etc.

Hand Sanitizer

All coat checks will be supplied with bulk bottles of hand sanitizer so individuals can refill personal bottles.

Staff Efforts

  • We’re actively communicating with all staff and posting information on personal best practices as advised by the CDC.
  • We are sanitizing our team areas, such as supply rooms, janitors’ closets and break rooms.
  • We are also sanitizing our equipment, such as vacuum cleaners, carts, broom & mop handles, etc. on a daily basis with our electrostatic sprayer.

Where can I learn more about COVID-19?

See the CDC website for information about symptoms, transmission, and recent cases.

Metro, OCC and all Metro visitor venues, will follow direction from the Multnomah County Health Department.

For Oregon-specific updates, visit the Oregon Health Authority website.

For questions or concerns please contact