Health & Safety
AS YOU ARE MAKING PLANS TO attend the festival, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT Our recommendations are BASED ON Guidance FROM federal, state, and LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS. WE ENCOURAGE Attendees TO WEAR APPROPRIATE FACE COVERINGS over their nose and mouth WHILE OUTDOORS WHERE PHYSICAL DISTANCING CANNOT BE MAINTAINED. the Hamilton County Health department recommends wearing face coverings in Any INDOOR PUBLIC SPACES. THANK YOU in advance FOR YOUR cooperation with these and any additional safety measures we implement.
Some Chattanooga venues are hosting events during the Festival that are not associated with or controlled by the Festival. Attendees who will be attending these events are encouraged to review the COVID-19 protocols of each of these private venues to ensure that you meet their entry requirements (e.g., proof of vaccination or negative test, masks, etc.).
- Please do your part to help keep all our attendees safe and comfortable while attending the Festival by following these good health practices:
- Wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizer is available and there are portable toilets throughout the Festival.
- As you are making plans to visit the Festival, please be aware that masks are recommended in any indoor public spaces and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Attendees are encouraged to bring masks with them when visiting. However, masks are available for Attendees in need.
- We encourage physical distancing of 6 feet or more.
- We ask that you not attend if any of the following is true for you and or anyone in your party.
- Within 14 days before attending the festival you have tested positive or been in close contact (closer than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Within 48 hours prior to attending the Festival, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or diarrhea or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the CDC.
- Within 14 days prior to attending the Festival, you have travelled to any international territory identified by federal or state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough, or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands. Remember to wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Volunteers are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings while outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings should be worn in any indoor public spaces.
- Volunteers are available throughout the Festival to assist with Attendees with questions.