Covid-19 Health & Safety Protocols for FOCL’s 27th Season

As of September 2, 2021 – subject to change

Welcome to the 27th season of the Gifford Author Series! We are excited to be presenting a dynamic group of literary superstars.

We care about the health and safety of our audience, authors, and staff, and appreciate your patience and cooperation as we move forward with our celebrated author series!

COVID-19 Guidelines
Current Onondaga County guidelines require that masks be worn in all County buildings, including the Crouse Hinds Theater at the Civic Center, regardless of vaccination status. We ask that you enter the building through the set of doors closest to the courthouse on Montgomery Street. All persons entering will be required to have their temperature taken, as well as provide proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test administered within 72 hours of the event. If you are attending with another person or group, please communicate the above requirements to all attending.

Please be aware this information is subject to change, so we encourage you to check back prior to the events you will be attending for any updates. If you have questions regarding these guidelines, please contact FOCL at or 315-435-1832. Visit the Oncenter Covid-19 information page at  for general Civic Center protocols, though FOCL may implement additional requirements.

We value your support and look forward to an entertaining season!