(Jason Fraley’s article appeared on WTOP News, 8/5.)
If you’re planing on attending a local theater production, you better get vaccinated.
An alliance of theaters across the D.C. area announced Thursday that they will require audience members to provide proof of vaccination for all indoor public performances.
The venues taking part are some of the most prominent in the D.C. area, including Arena Stage, GALA Hispanic Theater, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre and a host of others.
A statement reads, “We are committed to the safety of all who work, perform, and visit their venues, and invite audiences to join in the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Masks will also be required for audiences inside the theaters except while eating or drinking in designated locations.
Patrons must show proof that they are fully vaccinated at the time of entry through December 2021. The end date could change, and theaters will reevaluate in October.
“Fully vaccinated” means that 14 days have passed since receiving the final dose of an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine.