COVID-19 Precautions

We look forward to gathering with you at the 38th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights Gala! To help us keep everyone safe from COVID-19, we ask that you follow the precautions below:

COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test result will be required.

  • Proof of vaccination or negative test should show:
    Attendee's first and last name
    Date of vaccination(s) or test
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination should be emailed to with the subject line "2021 Gala COVID Vaccine." Please email Emily a photo of your vaccination card or a copy from your digital health record. MyUnityPoint (electronic health record) has a direct link to COVID-19 vaccination records, as do similar health record apps.
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result should be emailed to with the subject line "2021 Gala COVID Test." Tests may be completed at local pharmacies, grocery stores, clinics or home. Submit a photo, screenshot, or PDF of your test results once received. 

Masks will be required.

  • All Gala attendees are required to wear masks when not seated at their tables. All serving staff and Festival staff will be masked.

Tables will be separated a minimum of 6 feet.

  • We are distancing tables to reduce risk (and provide you with a bit more elbow room!).

Occupancy for the event will be at 27% capacity for the space.

  • Please be sure to get your RSVP in promptly!

We are confident we can provide a safe environment for people to gather to enjoy a holiday tradition while supporting vital programs and services at Blank Children's Hospital. Please help us make Gala a success by submitting your COVID-19 required documentation to

Thank you!