Columbus Arts Organizations To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For Staff, Patrons, And Volunteers

Performing arts organizations around Columbus have announced that they will require COVID-19 vaccinations or a negative test for anyone working or attending performances. The new policy will go into effect on October 8.

The protocol applies to patrons, staff, and volunteers attending indoor arts events and performances.

Masks are also required indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Participating organizations include BalletMet, Chamber Music Columbus, Chamber Music Connection, Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) including Broadway in Columbus, Columbus Children’s Theater, Columbus Symphony, Contemporary American Theater Company (CATCO), Drexel Theater, Jazz Arts Group, King Arts Complex, Lincoln Theater Association, Opera Columbus, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Shadowbox Live, Short North Stage, and select performances set for the Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Arts.

Children 11 years and younger are not required to show proof of vaccination but they must wear a mask indoors at all times. The new policy is in direct response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Franklin County. The safety requirements and policies will be updated based on public health guidance.

For more information about the new policy update, please click here.

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