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(UPDATED: September 17, 2021) We are excited to have you return and join us in creating new and exciting experiences!  As we return to a more normal atmosphere, the Ryan Center, University of Rhode Island, and Spectra Venue Management have continued to follow precautions and have taken a few extra steps to best protect you in preparation for opening our doors this fall. 

Vaccination Policy:

Attendees who are not URI students or URI employees at large indoor events on URI campuses, or managed by URI, must show proof of full vaccination before entering the event venue unless they are ineligible due to their age. Full vaccination and acceptable proof thereof are as defined on page 2 of the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. For purposes of this policy, indoor large events are those involving more than 250 attendees and exceeding 35% of venue capacity as configured for the event in question.

The URI COVID-19 Task Force will promulgate requirements and guidelines as needed to implement the above policy and may, when necessary, adjust the threshold of large events in response to changing pandemic conditions in the community. Applicability of this policy to campus events will be determined through the Task Force's existing COVID-19 event review and approval process. The requirement may be suspended for certain events where the risk of virus transmission is mitigated by other considerations.

Mask Policy:

Effective immediately (8.13.21), in accordance with the University of Rhode Island and the State of Rhode Island, the Ryan Center is updating its health guidelines to include universal indoor masking for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to our building, regardless of vaccination status. This measure is consistent with an announcement by the State of Rhode Island that everyone entering a state facility, both visitors and employees, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a face covering, unless they have a documented medical reason for an exemption.

The Ryan Center & Spectra Venue Management will continue to follow the data closely and monitor developments and act in accordance with policies set for by the University of Rhode Island and the State of Rhode Island. Please continue to check back for any changes to this policy.




Air Filtration:

The Ryan Center is outfitted with a MERV-14 rated filtration system and pre-filter with a MERV-9 rating, which exceeds suggested guidelines to capture more air contaminants.

When weather conditions allow, we are able to take in as much outside air as possible which helps in circulating new fresh air.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures:

Victory Innovations Electrostatic Disinfectant Sprayers are used to get a deeper and broader reach of all areas of the venue.
Detailed disinfection of high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, escalators, elevator buttons, and bathrooms is regular operation 

Hand Sanitizer Stations:

Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the facility.

Staff Training:

All Ryan Center staff will continue to modify training on updated health guidelines and procedures as information and guidance become available.  All part-time staff, as well as vendors, are required to follow current safety guidelines inside and on the grounds of the Ryan Center.



Mask Policy:

All faculty, staff, students, and visitors to our building, regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear a mask indoors. 

Clear Bag Policy:

To minimize contact and ensure a faster entry process, the Ryan Center is moving to a clear bag policy for the 2021 Fall Season. Click Here to view the clear bag policy and entire list of prohibited items.

Mobile Ticketing/Touchless Scanning:

We are introducing new touchless options at the facility including mobile ticketing and touchless scanning at entry points to reduce contact between individuals.  Mobile ticket delivery is an electronic delivery method by which your tickets are emailed directly to you and displayed on your smartphone device.  You will then scan your barcode/ticket to enter the facility independently and without contact with a staff member. Click Here for additional information on mobile ticketing.

Continue to Monitor Symptoms & Stay Home if Sick:

Guest should stay home if they:

  • Are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, a sore throat, chills, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea, or vomiting). 
  • Have been in close contact with an individual diagnosed or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Have been directed to self-isolate or quarantine by a health care provider or public health official. 
  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.