Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces New Covid Protocols

By Logan Martell

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced new protocols for the fall 2021-22 season at Symphony Hall.

Audience members will be required to provide either proof of vaccination, a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours, or an antigen test taken within 24 hours. Proof may be presented by showing one’s vaccination card, a picture of said card, or a digital vaccine record. Children under the age of 12 will be allowed to present proof of a negative test.

Masks will also be required for audience members, unless they are actively eating or drinking. Physical distancing will not be required in the venue. These guidelines apply for all performances and upcoming public events at Symphony Hall, and adhere to those set for the Greater Boston region. The company will notify ticket-holders of any future changes.

“After an 18-month closure of Symphony Hall due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to be presenting a season of Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts for audiences this year. By requiring vaccinations and masks, we hope that people will feel comfortable at concerts and know that we are doing all we can to create a safe environment to gather for the collective experience of live music. We look forward to opening our doors and welcoming everyone—from loyal patrons to first-time visitors—to the BSO’s home.”