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Safety Guidelines

Since spring 2020, we have partnered with the Washington Arena’s and Convention Center’s Coalition and other regional and public health partners to identify and implement processes and measures to keep our guests safe.

All of our protocols meet or exceed the recommendations and requirements set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Spokane Regional Health District. We are continuing to closely monitor CDC guidelines, public health advancements, and industry best practices to ensure our procedures and measures are current and effective. Below you’ll find a list of Safety and Sanitization Guidelines that are currently in place at our facility.

COVID Restrictions

Masking, vaccination and testing requirements may be required on an event-by-event basis. Please check our individual event listings to see if these requirements apply to the event you’re attending.

Digital Ticketing

  • Event tickets must be purchased online at
  • Please ensure you have your digital ticket downloaded to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app prior to arrival – DO NOT PRINT THE TICKETS. This will ensure a timely entrance.

Cashless Concessions

  • Purchases are now cashless and will be processed using a contactless point of sale system. Plexi-glass guards have been installed at all counters and individual containers will be used for the safety of our guests and employees.

Clear Bags Only

  • Guests may carry one clear plastic or vinyl bag no larger than 14” x 14” x 6”. Small clutch bags no larger than 6.5″ x 4.5″ (does not have to be clear) or clear one gallon zip-top storage bags are also permitted.
  • Backpacks and purses larger than 6.5″ x 4.5″ will not be permitted.
  • Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items or single compartment diaper bags (child must be present).

Cleaning & Sanitation

  • Enhanced facility cleaning programs are in place including operation of HVAC systems to improve ventilation and increased sanitization of high touch areas. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been added throughout the building as well as signage with health and hygiene reminders.
  • We have achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, A Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the First Interstate Center for the Arts has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.

Our immediate priority is always the health and safety of our clients, staff, guests, and spectators. Please continue to check this page for the latest information before attending an event or visit Thank you!

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