Healthy, Safe and Together at The O’Shaughnessy

Updated 3/28/2022

The O’Shaughnessy continues to take safety precautions and is following all Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and St. Catherine University guidelines, as we work to keep our doors open this spring.

The O’Shaughnessy’s primary concern is the safety and well-being of all its audiences, artists, and staff and every individual who walks through the doors. This is our highest priority.

Please review the MDH’s Recommendations  and St. Catherine University’s requirements for Attendees for events-before, during and after the performance.

These guidelines are the minimum requirements. Individual presentations may add additional requirements. Below are attendees’ requirements and recommendations:

Vaccination Policy:

The O’Shaughnessy encourages all guests be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Being fully vaccinated means that it has been at least 14 days since your last dose. For more information about Covid-19 Vaccination click here.

The O’Shaughnessy will no longer be requiring proof of vaccination at the entrance to the lobby. 

Mask Requirements:

In accordance with the CDC, MDH and St. Catherine University policies, masks are required at all times when inside The O’Shaughnessy, regardless of vaccination status. According to St. Catherine University policies, masks must be worn indoors in every building on campus. For more information about St. Catherine’s guidelines please use this link here.

Masks must be worn in the lobby, restrooms, inside the auditorium for the duration of the performance. There are no exceptions to this mask requirement. Masks are worn correctly when the mask completely covers your nose and extends around your chin. For best masking practices please use this link here.   

Please provide your own personal masks. Extra masks are limited and you will not be allowed attendance if you do not wear a mask at all times indoors. 


Below are procedures The O’Shaughnessy is doing to help mitigate the spread of the virus:

The O’Shaughnessy has updated its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC system to the GPS-iMOD Modular Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) Air Purification System). NPBI technology works to safely clean the air inside buildings.

  • This technology uses an electronic charge to create a plasma field filled with a high concentration of (+) and (-) ions. As these travel with the air stream, they attach to particles and pathogens. The ions produced travel within the air stream into the occupied spaces, cleaning the air everywhere.

The O’Shaughnessy works closely with St. Catherine University’s Facilities Management department to establish and maintain a detailed cleaning and disinfecting schedule and process that meets or exceeds the most current guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and objects in common areas, including restrooms.
  • Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in high traffic common areas multiple times a day.

Current guidance states that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to follow strict social distancing guidelines. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to maintain a six-foot social distance between themselves and others. Reminder: a well fitting mask MUST be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status. No exceptions. 

Guest Responsibility & Tickets:

Please– stay home if you or anyone in your party is sick, exposed or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. Please contact the ticket office, we will work with you to either transfer your tickets to another performance, donate them or fully refund them. 

Please-check back as the details and requirements for staying open are subject to change and will continue to evolve as we safely work to provide the utmost safety during these unprecedented times. 

Due to continued staffing issues, questions and concerns can be emailed to for the quickest response. 

Thank you for your continued support of live performances. Your assistance with following these guidelines makes it possible for events to continue during this difficult time. 

St. Catherine University’s policies are decided by the Safely Return to Campus Committee: 
Lauren Peterson, MS, MPAS, PA-C, Director, Health & Wellness Clinic
Matt Goodwin, PhD, Associate Provost for Student Affairs
Pat Pratt-Cook, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion