Broadway to require vaccines by means of October
The Broadway League introduced Friday that every one 41 Broadway theaters in New York Metropolis would require proof of COVID-19 vaccination by means of Oct. 31. Viewers members, backstage crew, theater employees and performers are all required to be vaccinated.
The coverage requires a FDA or WHO licensed vaccine in opposition to COVID-19. These embody the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Theaters would require visitors to indicate proof of vaccination together with their ticket. The efficiency date should come no less than 14 days after the second dose, or single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Theaters will even proceed to require audiences to put on masks, besides when consuming and ingesting in places the place food and drinks is allowed.
Broadway is making exceptions for kids underneath 12 who can not but obtain vaccines, folks with medical circumstances or “non secular beliefs that forestall vaccination.” In these circumstances, visitors should current proof of a destructive COVID-19 check inside 72 hours of the efficiency, or destructive COVID-19 antigen check inside 6 hours.
The Broadway League expects theater homeowners to evaluate the coverage in September for consideration of performances in November and past.
Broadway remained closed for many of 2020 as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Theaters started reopening in April, although some performances by no means resumed.