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2021 Safety Policies
Ross COVID-19 Safety Policies
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 North 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 402-472-5353

Ross COVID-19 Safety Policies UPDATED AUGUST 25, 2021

A list of our current COVID safety measures

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Following mandates from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and the University of Nebraska, masks are currently REQUIRED for all patrons in the Ross building, reguardless of vaccination status. Masks can be removed for eating/drinking while seated in the theater. 

If you are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition, a loose scarf or plastic face shield is acceptable. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a protective face covering, we ask that you do not attend Ross films at this time.


If you are displaying any COVID symptons, including those listed below, please do not enter the building or attend films at The Ross at this time. 

- Do you have a cough, change in breathing, sore throat, or a high temperature (100.4F or above)?
- Have you had close contact with an individual displaying any of the above symptoms?
- Have you been in close contact with anyone waiting on COVID-19 test results or who has been recently exposed?


We will continue to operate with reduced film show times through the summer.


Sanitizer wipes are available inside both theaters, which can be used by patrons to clean the arm rests of their chairs. Hand sanitizer is also available inside the theaters.


The Ross encourages patrons to purchase their tickets and concessions online. While online ticketing has been available previously, we have added all of our concessions items to the online system as well, so you can purchase in advance.

When you purchase tickets or concessions items online you will receive an email receipt with a scannable barcode. Be sure to check your junk mail folder if the email does show up in your inbox. Please print the email receipt or bring it up on your phone and present it at the the box office/concessions stand. The code can be scanned through the plexiglass partition.



The University has increased the amount of fresh air being drawn into HVAC systems in the Ross building by 50% and upgraded the air filters to more efficiently capture and reduce large and small particles in the air.

The Ross Theatre Seat Replacement Campaign

Complete this form to make an online donation towards the Ross theatre seat campaign. Each $250 donation includes a name plate dedication on a new Ross theatre seat. You may also donate any other amount that will be used towards the seats, but will not include a name plate.



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Thank you for supporting an important educational, entertaining, and award-winning cultural program for Lincoln and Nebraska. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Total donation amount: 1 chair x $250 = $250