Shea Center COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Face Coverings
Social Distancing
Hand Sanitizer
Enhanced Cleaning
Touchless Appliances
UVC Light
Enhanced Ventilation

William Paterson University has been carefully monitoring the rate of COVID-19 in the State of New Jersey and been engaged in ongoing discussions with state public health experts. In accordance with best practices developed by the performing arts industry nationwide, the State of New Jersey, and CDC guidelines, we are excited to begin the process of reopening the Shea Center for Performing Arts to the general public. We are committed to reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. To help ensure a safe and comfortable experience, all visitors must adhere to the safety protocols outlined below. 

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance via the online ticketing system or by calling the box office (973-720-2371). The box office is closed for in-person sales. Shea Center staff will assign your seat upon arrival.
  • If you are feeling ill, we hope you stay safe and ask that you remain at home. You can call our box office and together determine next steps.
  • All staff and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings inside the Shea Center.
  • Unvaccinated visitors must maintain a physical distance of six feet and follow social distancing markers once inside the building.
  • Those who are unable to comply with these safety protocols will be asked to leave the premises.

We have been preparing to safely reopen our doors and are confident in the comprehensive safety measures we have put into place. We welcome you back to the Shea Center with new enhancements to create a safe and healthy event experience for you, our staff, and the community at large. We now offer:

  • Hands-free hand sanitizer stations, located throughout the lobby to encourage proper hygiene.
  • Enhanced ventilation with state-of-the-art HEPA filters and UVC light.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols including use of CDC-approved disinfectants on high-touch areas, and deep cleaning of campus facilities occurs daily.
  • Reduced common touchpoints such as touchless faucets and towel dispensers in the restrooms.

Please note that the University’s Reopening Plan extends to the Shea Center for Performing Arts. Please click here for additional details on WP’s Reopening Plan. Thank you for your help and patience as we all get used to this new normal. We are excited to welcome you back to the Shea Center. We’re here to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.