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COVID-19 Attendee Information

 

Regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: Although we now have a vaccine, we realize that not everyone may have been vaccinated.  With this in mind, we request that you adhere to the following guidelines:

 

  • Do not attend any portion of the event if you are feeling ill. 
  • Continue the practice of washing your hands for 20 seconds and using alcohol based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands 

 

We closely follow the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance for event venues concerning promoting healthy behaviors that reduce spread of COVID-19 and maintaining health environments and operations.  

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html

 

Please note that our events tend to attract large crowds so it is improbable to physically distance yourself from others.  Re-think attending the event if you have not been vaccinated or if you are in a vulnerable population as defined by the CDC.

 

 

ATTENDEE SAFETY RESOURCES

 

Emergency and Non-Emergency Contact Information

 

For all emergencies, contact Police, Fire, and EMS by dialing 9-1-1.

 

For non-emergencies dial (919) 560-4600.

Durham County COVID-19 hotline: 919-635-8150

Duke University Hospital

2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC  27710

(919) 684-8111

 

 

SAFETY

 

Everyone deserves to feel safe when going out and attending gatherings.  Good judgment and common sense will always get you a long way.  Here are a few reminders:

 

General Safety

  • Always be aware of your surroundings and know where you are, particularly when walking down the streets of an unknown or unfamiliar place.  Note your hotel address.  Try to travel in pairs or groups when walking and have a re-connection plan in case you separate from one another.
  • Look out for others. If you become aware of someone who is ill or needs help, inform a member of the venue staff or security, or contact police, fire, or medical personnel. In an emergency call 9-1-1.
  • Carry details of any medications and allergies with you.
  • Remain hydrated by drinking plenty of water, particularly if you will be consuming alcohol.
  • Take a photo or note where you are parking your vehicle. Refrain from parking in tow away zones and keep a picture of your auto insurance or registration card on your phone.  
  • Take a moment to identify at least two exit routes from any building or event and emergency exit signs.
  • If an alarm sounds, evacuate immediately. Follow directions from first responders and venue staff.
  • Do not carry any unnecessary valuables with you.
  • Do not leave drinks unattended, or accept open drinks, or food products from strangers.
  • Do not leave bags or possessions unattended.
  • If parking, lock your vehicle and never leave valuables or personal items on display.
  • Report suspicious activity.  If you see something, say something.  Contact staff or in an emergency call 9-1-1.

 

 

Travel Light; Prevent Theft; Leave Bags At Home

 

For the safety our guests, expect bag checks.  Keep in mind that you may be moving around a lot during the events, so if you have to bring a bag, we recommend bringing a small bag containing only essential items.  Limiting bags to essential items also helps safeguard you from the theft items that may be of importance to you.  We cannot be held liable for lost or stolen items.

 

 

Open Carry/Weapons Free

 

We have a strict weapons-free policy for our indoor and outdoor events. Our events are private and attendees are not permitted to carry weapons of any kind, including, without limitation to concealed or displayed firearms, ammo, pocket knives, tasers, pepper spray, mace, or anything that may be considered by us as a weapon. 

 

 

Code Of Conduct

 

We are dedicated to a totally immersive experience of  music, art, dance,  dialogue, education, social causes, business, fashion, empowerment, and  entertainment.  These are the tenants that define our one stream of social conciousness.  

 

Our CULTURE does not tolerate any form of verbal or physical abuse, the use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions, any form of harassment, racism, sexism, or any other targeted comments which may violate any local, state or federal laws or cause personal offense to another for reasons of hate, marginalization, or any other reason.  

 

Specifically, we do not tolerate the following:

  • Irresponsible or unsafe use of alcohol
  • Bringing in your own alcohol on the premises or possession/use/sale of illegal drugs
  • Bringing a weapon on the premises
  • Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm, endanger, threaten or bring discomfort to anyone
  • Accessing restricted areas without proper credentials
  • Taunting, abusive or offensive language
  • Damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property
  • Participating in any activity that humiliates anyone or insults their human dignity

 

Any individual who violates this Code of Conduct may be IMMEDIATELY removed from the premises without re-entry privileges or a refund. 

 

 

 

Weather

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Don’t get caught in the rain.  Know before you go.  

 

Accessibility/ADA

 

The front entrance and exit of THE FRUIT is accessible.  The ramp entry provides access to all facilities on the main floor which includes The Black Box Theater, The Warehouse, bars  and gender neutral bath rooms.   All chairs are non-stationary and can be removed to accommodate wheel chairs.  

Note:  The lower level (The Beat Basement ) is not accessible to all as this older building has stairs leading to the basement with no elevator access.