COVID-19 Modifications

At Gustavus, we are committed to the health and safety of all students, staff, and guests to the college. We want to make this year's Christmas in Christ Chapel an event full of joy and celebration, while also prioritizing the wellness of the performers and all who attend. Please see below for the steps we are taking to ensure the safety of our guests and performers.

These plans will be modified if needed based on COVID-19 conditions.

View Christmas in Christ Chapel Ticket Guide. 

Vaccination Policy

  • ALL guests ages 12 and older will be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test/positive test result.
    • The negative test must be within 72 hours of the event.
    • Proof of a negative Molecular/PCR test result for COVID-19 on a sample collected within 72 hours of entering OR Proof of a negative Antigen test result for COVID-19 on a sample collected within 6 hours of entering.
    • Proof of a positive COVID test result within 90 days of performance (Sept. 5, 2021 or later).
  • Guests 16 and older must also show a photo ID.
  • Guests who do not show these items will not be allowed to stay for the event.
  • Final dose of COVID-19 vaccine should be at least 14 days before the event.
  • Children under 12 do not need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result.
Options for reporting COVID-19 status
  • Guests may present a paper copy, digital copy, or photo of their vaccination card OR their negative test results.
  • Name and date(s) should be visible.
  • All guests 16 and older must also present a photo ID.

Masking Policy 

  • All guests will be required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth AT ALL TIMES while in Christ Chapel.
  • College staff reserve the right to ask guests to wear their masks properly and to exit the event if they refuse to comply with the masking policy.
  • Masks will be available for guests who need them at the door. 
  • Most performers will also be wearing a mask during the service.

Safety Precautions

  • Christ Chapel will be at 75% capacity to allow for some physical distancing within a pew. 
  • No special buffet dinner will be offered.

COVID-19 Resources

To schedule a vaccination appointment.
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines in Minnesota.
To get tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota.

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For more information, contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520 or email