The Broadway League has announced Friday that in order to enjoy a Broadway production, all attending audience members will need to be fully vaccinated, show proof of vaccination and wear masks during the shows.
The announcement read: “Under the policy, guests will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to attend a show and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theatre with their valid ticket.”
The announcement specified that being fully vaccinated means “the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.”
Masks are required to be worn everywhere except in designated spots allowed for eating and drinking.
Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said she was pleased with the decision and assured that vaccines have proven the most effective way to combat COVID-19. “A uniform policy across all New York City Broadway theatres makes it simple for our audiences and should give even more confidence to our guests about how seriously Broadway is taking audience safety,” she said.
Exceptions are being made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available.