CLEVELAND — Another Northeast Ohio performing arts venue has updated its COVID-19 protocols amid concerns of growing number of cases.
On Tuesday, Playhouse Square announced that it will be requiring all audience members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or if they cannot be vaccinated to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The new policy will take effect on September 30.
The new policy adds a layer of protection onto the mask requirement that was introduced in late July.
“From the momentum we have created with the successful run of THE CHOIR OF MAN, we are building toward full-capacity performances for the return of Broadway, our beloved resident companies, concerts and comedy shows,” said Playhouse Square President & CEO Gina Vernaci in a statement. “We are all eager to enjoy live performances together again; the vaccination requirement being enacted by Playhouse Square and venues across the country enables us to maintain our forward motion responsibly. Our first priority is always the safety of our audiences, staff, volunteers and the artists who visit us, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Playhouse Square for a safe and memorable experience.”
Playhouse Square says ticketholders for future performances will receive information regarding how to verify proof of vaccination or negative tests.
You can read more about Playhouse Square's health and safety protocols by clicking here.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Cleveland Orchestra announced that it is requiring either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend events and concerts at Severance Hall.
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