BSO to require proof of full vaccination for access to Symphony Hall

Mandate goes into effect January 15 in concert with City of Boston rules

How do you get to Symphony Hall? For the musicians, it’s practice and vaccinations.

And for those fans looking to see the the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform, it’s with proof of full vaccination starting Saturday, January 15.

The BSO says it is acting in concert with rules announced previously by the City of Boston, and Mayor Michelle Wu.

In a statement, the BSO, said “In accordance with the City of Boston’s recently announced indoor COVID-19 vaccine mandate for entertainment venues, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will require proof of full vaccination (two doses where applicable) for those ages 12 years or older visiting Symphony Hall.”

The BSO also said a negative test result will no longer be sufficient for this age group to gain entry to the Hall.

“Children 5 to 11 years of age will continue to be allowed entry with a negative test result until March 1 when a new mandate of at least one dose will go into effect; this group will be required to be fully vaccinated by May 1. Children under 5 years of age will continue to be allowed entry to the Symphony Hall with a negative test,” said the BSO.

The BSO will also continue to require all visitors to wear masks while not actively drinking or eating in the bar lounges and dining areas of the Hall.

The BSO says proof of full vaccination has been in effect for all employees throughout its organization.

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