CSO, Lyric Opera will require proof of vaccination and masks this fall

Tue Aug 17, 2021 at 11:01 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Audience members attending Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera performances this fall will have to show proof of vaccination to be allowed entry at each venue. Further, all patrons will be required to wear masks during the duration of the performances and throughout their time inside the hall regardless of vaccination status.

Coordinated announcements were released, almost simultaneously, from leading Chicago arts organizations Tuesday morning. All used similarly vague verbiage regarding the official governmental sources for these restrictions, stating only that the guidelines were implemented after consultation with “public health officials,” presumably those in Chicago.

The Harris Theater and Court Theatre also made similar announcements. All of the above organizations, except Lyric Opera, stated that they would also accept a recent negative Covid test instead of proof of vaccination for entry.

The CSO indicated that these restrictions would be in place from September 1 through December 31.

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One Response to “CSO, Lyric Opera will require proof of vaccination and masks this fall”

  1. Posted Aug 18, 2021 at 3:52 pm by GCMP

    How can they possibly know now what the situation will be like in Oct., Nov. or Dec.? Will they cancel a mask requirement if conditions warrant?

    Also, a CSO concert is one thing, but a whole evening at the opera is quite another.

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