Community Health First

Effective:: November 1, 2021

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We are thrilled to welcome back artists, audiences and class participants to the Paramount Center for the Arts to experience the power, wonder and connection of the arts.

Since March 2020, we have been following CDC and MN Department of Health guidelines to create the safest environment possible for our patrons, artists, staff and volunteers.


Starting November 1, 2021, the Paramount Center for the Arts (PCA) will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID test result taken within 72 hours of the event for all audience members, class participants, performers, teachers, staff and volunteers. 


Documentation will be required at the time of entry. Please plan extra time for entry and have your documentation ready to present to the door attendant when you arrive.


Proof of vaccination or negative test will be provided by showing one of the following:

  • Official vaccination card, or digital photo of your card
  • Printed negative test result, or digital photo or email, showing name, date of test and negative result. PCR or Antigen tests accepted. Home tests not accepted.
  • Documentation on the Docket vaccination record app for MN, providing users with a “digital vaccination card”
  • Guests who are 12 and under can attend with a mask, and a test is not required.


Masks: PCA currently requires a mask that covers the nose and mouth when inside the facility (vaccinated and unvaccinated).  If you arrive without a mask, masks will be available at the entrances.


Performers may perform on stage without a mask, if:

  1. A) they can provide documentation that they are either fully vaccinated or have a negative test in the last 72 hours, AND
  2. B) There is at least 12 feet between audience and performer/speaker on stage.


Employee and Guest Responsibility: Please stay home if you are not feeling well, experiencing symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID-19. If this is a ticketed event, please contact the box office to transfer your tickets to another performance, donate your tickets, or request a refund. Contact us at 320-259-5463 or boxoffice@paramountarts.org.


Ticketing: For ticketed events, we encourage you to purchase your tickets online before you arrive at www.paramountarts.org. We suggest having your tickets emailed to you, which can then be printed at home or shown on your phone at the door. You can also choose to have your tickets mailed if your purchase is made at least a week in advance of an event.


Concessions: Beverages will be available for most performances. Guests may remove their mask while drinking at their seat inside the theatre.


Ventilation/Air Quality: PCA has been updated with the latest technology to provide a high level of clean air throughout the facility.

  • Systems have been adjusted to run for longer periods of time to effectively purge buildings daily of aerosols.
  • Throughout all PCA spaces, a GPS needlepoint bipolar ionization air purification system continuously cleans the air. These ions travel through the airstream and actively target contaminants in the air field, strips them of hydrogen and reduces them to harmless base compounds.
  • The PCA uses a portable AeroClave Room Decontamination System in spaces throughout the facility where groups of 10 or more have gathered and where the space will be used more than once in a 24 hour period. The environmentally friendly disinfectant solution produces no harmful by-products for the environment, contains no VOC’s and is 100% biodegradable.

While these policies are intended to ensure everyone stays healthy and safe, they do not guarantee protection against COVID-19. These protocols will be reviewed regularly with consideration to public health and performance safety guidelines.



Central Minnesota arts organizations collaborate to implement COVID-19 vaccination/testing policy  (download PDF here)


We are excited to welcome you back to live performances and can’t wait for artists and audiences to gather in our spaces again. Making sure we are doing our part to keep you, our artists, our staff and volunteers, and our community safe has been, and continues to be, our highest priority. We are following public safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to ensure we remain open in the safest way possible. 


Given the rapid spread of COVID19, particularly in our tri-county area, and the nature of our events, the Paramount Center for the Arts, the Fine Arts Series at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University and the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra will be implementing additional mitigation strategies including a vaccination/testing policy for each of our performance spaces. 


The vaccination/testing requirement will be effective for each organization on the following dates: 

● St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra: October 1, 2021 

● CSB/SJU Fine Art: October 9, 2021 

● Paramount Center for the Arts: November 1, 2021 


All patrons ages 12 and up will be required to show proof of either: 

● a recent negative COVID 19 test taken within 72 hours prior to attending an event 

● OR proof of vaccination 


This is in addition to our current masking policy which requires all people wear a properly fitting face mask while indoors at our venues, regardless of vaccination status. These protocols will be reviewed regularly and may be changed based on evolving medical information including case numbers and community vaccination rates. 


The arts were one of the first industries to be significantly disrupted by the pandemic and that remains a primary challenge. However, given the very nature of how we gather to create and experience live performance, we have an obligation to continue to do our part in keeping our community safe and our doors open. 


Thank you for helping us care for our community, both inside and outside of our performance spaces. Thank you for your cooperation, compliance and understanding. And, thank you for doing your part to keep our organizations open in the coming months as we all finally have the opportunity to enjoy live performances together again. 


For more information please visit: 

● paramountarts.org/communityhealthfirst 



Parking – New Information!

Parking in the City of St. Cloud/Paramount ramp is available every day of the week. It is free to park in the ramp after 5pm Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Daily parking is $1.00 per hour. Prepayment is required at a pay station or through the ParkMobile app. The first 60 minutes are FREE in all ramps, all-day, for ParkMobile app users. Take note of your parking stall number when you park your vehicle; you will need it at the pay station. Pay stations are located on the ground level of the parking ramp stairwell and also on 1st Street North, near the entrance to the ramp. There are also a number of metered parking spots on surrounding streets. 

For more information please visit:

● paramountarts.org/communityhealthfirst

● csbsju.edu/WOW/communityhealthfirst

● stcloudsymphony.com



Call our Box Office at 320-259-5463 or email us at boxoffice@paramountarts.org. 


Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you soon! 


Paramount Center for the Arts