Concert Halls and Opera Houses Move to Require Patrons to Have Had Booster Shots

By Kurt Stolz on 25 January 2022
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Carnegie Hall in New York City

Going to the opera, a concert hall, or museum?  If you haven’t gotten a third dose of coronavirus vaccine, you won’t get in at some leading venues across the country.

Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Opera made a third, or booster, shot mandatory for all adult employees and audience members.  Carnegie Hall followed suit with a booster requirement that goes into effect on February 14.

City Center, a 2,257-seat Moorish Revival theater on West 55th Street in Manhattan that presents a variety of programs including classic Broadway musicals, is adding a booster requirement starting next week.

Broadway theater owners are in discussions about adding a booster requirement for their audiences as well.

The Broadway League, the group that represents theater owners, said it was “working with our colleagues at the unions on the booster mandate” and that the “protocol committee of the theaters is working on all other protocols for the theaters.”

In addition to the booster shot requirement, some museums are taking new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on masks and banning cloth masks.  The list of museums includes the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Harvard Art Museum.

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