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COVID-19 Health Safety
The health and safety of the Sundance Institute’s artists, audiences, staff, and volunteers remains of the utmost importance to the Institute. We are continuing to stay up to date with CDC guidelines around flu season and COVID-19 and working with our health safety team. All in-person Festival participants are required to follow the guidelines outlined below. We request that attendees unable to adhere to these guidelines participate in the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on the online platform.
Attendees/Invited Guest Policies
Face Masks: We strongly encourage all individuals to wear face masks in all official Festival locations. All theaters and venues will have free disposable masks available on-site for any individual who wishes to wear one.
All off-camera Press are required to wear a face mask while working on press lines.
Confirmed Case Policy: Any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 is not permitted to participate in or attend any in-person Festival events and screenings, including riding in shared official Festival vehicles, for at least five days after their positive test and until they test negative. In accordance with CDC guidance, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate for a minimum of 5 days.
Vaccinations and boosters: Vaccinations and boosters maintain one’s own health and safety and reduce chances of severe disease. We strongly recommend that all Festival attendees joining Sundance Institute–hosted or –supported in-person Festival events:
- Are fully vaccinated with an approved World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 vaccine
- Are up to date on all COVID-19 booster shots
- Have received an annual Flu shot
Testing: It is recommended that all Festival attendees test for COVID-19 weekly and at the following times:
- Prior to joining the Sundance Film Festival in-person
- When feeling unwell or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19
- If exposed to a positive COVID-19 case
Testing options are limited in Park City. We recommend that Festival attendees plan ahead and secure antigen tests in advance of the Festival. The Department of Transportation typically allows unused COVID-19 test kits to be transported in both carry-on and checked baggage.
List of local testing options can be found here.
Additional Health Safety Policies for
Employees and Volunteers
A more stringent set of health safety requirements have been put in place to mitigate the risk and spread of infectious disease among our employees and volunteers. Our goal is to protect the health of our employees and volunteers as well as prevent a decline in staff participation due to illness.
- Face Masks: We will require employees, volunteers, and lodged contractors to wear face masks while working onsite except when actively eating or drinking. This includes riding in shared Festival vehicles and public transit.
- Testing: We will require employees, volunteers, and lodged contractors to test in advance and throughout the Festival. Lodged employees, volunteers and contractors are additionally required to test prior to their lodging start date.
Sundance Institute reserves the right to review test results for our employees, volunteers, and lodged contractors, in accordance with Utah law, we will not keep or maintain copies or records of test results unless otherwise required by law.
- Health Screenings: We will require employees, volunteers, and lodged contractors to complete daily health screenings. Daily health screenings will be monitored daily.
If you have further questions please contact Customer Support via our yellow Help button in the bottom right corner or by visiting Customer Support at Sundance.org.