Updated March 9, 2022
- Practice social distancing
- Masks may be required in certain areas
- Vaccinations are not required at this time to attend events
- If you are ill, please stay home
As the pandemic evolves, these guidelines are subject to change.
Since the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control both advise that vaccinations are safe, effective and provide the best protection against serious COVID cases requiring hospitalization or resulting in death, all attendees are strongly encouraged to become fully vaccinated and boosted at least two weeks before the first day of any in-person WMO event.
WARNING: COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease than can lead to severe illness and death. There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, expressed or implied, that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 at an event.
June 22, 2021
COVID -19 INFORMATION & GUIDELINES FOR 2021 WHEATLAND FESTIVAL
Wheatland Music Organization requires that non-vaccinated volunteers, including performers, vendors, etc., be masked while working. The WMO encourages all attendees and volunteers to be fully vaccinated before the festival.
Although the risk of contracting COVID-19 at large outdoor gatherings is substantially lower than for indoor venues, and though lower infection rates has prompted the State to withdraw all restrictions as of June 22, the Wheatland Music Organization’s Board of Directors recognizes that the pandemic is not “over.” Safe, free and highly effective vaccines are widely available to everyone ages 12 and up, yet as of July 1, approximately 40 percent of the general population remains unvaccinated and vulnerable to this potentially deadly disease, especially its newer variants. Accordingly, to protect the health of all festival attendees and to reduce liability to the Organization, the following Guidelines must be observed:
ALL ATTENDEES: All restrictions and regulations established by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and the U. S. Centers for Disease Control, in effect during the Festival, must be followed. These may change depending on infection trends, so please stay tuned. Additionally;
- If you are eligible to receive vaccinations (ages 12 and older) you are strongly encouraged to become fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before the festival.
- Those who choose not to become vaccinated are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19, 2 or 3 days before the festival.
- Anyone testing positive must stay home.
- Anyone experiencing symptoms https://misymptomapp.state.mi.us/ must stay home. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms during the festival, please go to first aid.
- Different people have varying outlooks, so you are encouraged to respect social distancing wherever and whenever possible.
- All unvaccinated attendees are encouraged to properly wear face masks in crowded areas.
- Vaccines for children under 12 are unlikely to become available before September, so unless they are medically unable, all unvaccinated children (ages 5 – 12) are strongly encourage to properly wear face masks in crowded areas.
- Different areas of the festival may be subject to specific rules. Please note signage and observe any additional posted restrictions or guidelines.
- Face masks must be properly worn on all hospitality carts, including Performer hospitality carts. No mask, no ride, no excuses.
- Additional handwashing and sanitization stations will be made available. Please use them often.
- For health reasons, Wheatland will not do recycling or composting of food wastes this year. Attendees are urged to collect and take their own recyclables home and properly dispose of wastes.
- Face masks will be available at info for a small charge.
- Beginning August 1st, you may pre-order your 2021 Wheatland merchandise (t-shirts, etc) at
https://www.mcssl.com/store/cosportswear/wheatlandfest2021. We highly encourage you to do this to save time and shorten the line at the festival. Your order will be shipped after the festival.
- On Friday of the Festival, a free vaccination clinic featuring all three FDA approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) will be held by the Mecosta County Health Department at the first aid station, around the corner from Info. If you are not already vaccinated before then, please consider getting the jab yourself and encourage others to take it too.
- Please be attentive for stage announcements concerning updates.
- Have fun but be responsible. Remember, the pandemic continues. Use common sense to keep everyone safe!