MILWAUKEE – With the recent lifting of the local mask mandate, many performing arts organizations in Milwaukee have adjusted their COVID-19 safety requirements.
Organizations such as Bel canto, Black Arts MKE, Florentine Opera, Marcus Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee Ballet, Present Music and Skylight Music Theater will no longer require COVID-19 vaccines or proof of negative test within 72 hours of event for all members attending performances from March 14, 2022.
Effective March 28, 2022, these organizations will also become optional and replace their current policies on where masks are required.
Other organizations have updated their COVID-19 site policies for vaccinations and masks with the following timelines:
- First stage: 3/14 end of vaccination requirement; 4/3 end mask requirement
- Milwaukee Chamber Theatre: Mask policies and vaccination requirements remain until April 3 or so
- Milwaukee Film: Ending Mask Requirement 3/1; 3/14 end of vaccination obligation
- Milwaukee Repertory Theatre: 4/4 end mask requirement; 4/4 end vaccination requirement
- Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: end mask requirement 3/11; 3/11 end of vaccination obligation
- Next Act Theatre: April 14, end of the vaccination requirement; 5/9 End Mask Requirement
- Pabst Theater Group: 3/1 end mask requirement; 3/14 end of vaccination obligation
- Renaissance Theatreworks: Mask policies and vaccination requirements remain until April 3 or so
- Danceworks: no change to current policies
Protocols vary by organization, and it’s important to contact the location ahead of time to gather information about their policies.
“Throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have listened to the advice and recommendations of local and national public health experts, and our updated policies align with new CDC guidelines put in place with community-level data from the CDC,” Kendra said. Whitlock Ingram, President and CEO of the Marcus Performing Arts Center. “Taking a phased approach to rolling back our security measures gives customers the opportunity to adapt to new guidelines and make decisions that are appropriate to their situation. The health and safety of our audience, performers, and staff remains the top priority for all of us, and we look forward to continuing to hold shows safely across the city. »
Original COVID-19 efforts such as state-of-the-art filtration systems, paperless ticketing and numerous hand sanitizing stations will continue to be used throughout Milwaukee’s performance.
For more information, please visit Black Arts MKE and Bel Canto.
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