CD Forum is deeply committed to the health and safety of our community. We encourage everyone to enjoy our online content responsibly by adhering to both Washington State and national guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).


YOU are the heart of our organization, and we can’t make it through this time without you. Therefore, we ask that all our guests commit to the following to protect yourself and others from the spread COVID-19:


Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread


How to Protect Yourself When Going Out

These and more guidelines can be found on the WHO website section entitled Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public. Click here for more information on how to protect your family, friends, and yourself during these times.


January 2021 Update: Gov. Jay Inslee announces “Healthy Washington–Roadmap to Recovery”



In addition to the mandatory social distancing strategy, Inslee also made strong recommendations such as:

  • Ask high-risk populations to avoid social and recreational contact with others, including attendance at large events.

  • Implement changes to the workplace such as maximizing telecommuting options for as many employees as possible, and implementing social distancing in the workplace within reason.

  • Make considerations for public transit such as additional cleaning and sanitizing.



  • As of January 18, 2020, all older adults in Washington state over the age of 65 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. People 50 and older who live in multigenerational households are also eligible if they meet certain conditions. Due to limited supply of vaccine, not everyone will be able to access a vaccine right away. Access will improve as the supply chain widens and providers in King County receive more doses. Read more about the expanded vaccination eligibility and view Public Health's Vaccine Strategy 

  • Sign up with your email to be notified when you're eligible to get the vaccine with Washington state's vaccine phase quiz.


A letter from Executive Director, Sharon Nyree Williams


Hello CD Forum Family,


I’m writing this from my house, because I’m not feeling well. And in being a responsible citizen and leader, I’ve been at home trying to nurse myself back to health. At the same time, I’ve been able to keep myself and our team up to date on the ongoing updates around the COVID-19 crisis. Please be assured, CD Forum is deeply committed to the health and safety of our community and everyone who visits Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

We will continue to share updates and information with you as we determine our next steps.

With that said, I want to encourage you to continue taking actions that will help curb the spread of the virus: washing your hands with soap and water, staying home if you are sick, keeping social distance when attending events, covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects.


As Governor Inslee stated, this is not just the flu. COVID-19 is a serious virus and we must all do our part in ensuring that its effects are minimized as much as possible.

YOU are the heart of our organization, and we can’t make it through this time without you. Therefore, below are some resources with information for artists and small businesses that may be able to aid you during this time.

Together we can get through anything.

Much Appreciation and Respect,

Sharon Nyree Williams

Executive Director

Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas