Carnegie Hall has announced that audience members, artists, and staff will need to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the building.
The hall announced the new measures on July 16 noting that the vaccines presented must have been approved by the World Health Organization.
Carnegie Hall also noted that it will continue with its standard rigorous cleaning protocols throughout the building, including regular and thorough cleanings of all restrooms and public touchpoints. It will ensure that the Hall’s HVAC system is working optimally to maximize indoor air quality, including increased air filtration and monitoring. The hall has upgraded its air filters to MERV-13 in line with New York State guidelines.
The news comes as the Metropolitan Opera and other companies have announced similar regulations for a return to live performances. It also comes as LA County in California is reinstating a mask mandate indoors with the continued rise of COVID-19 cases nationwide.
Carnegie Hall is set to reopen this fall featuring many renown artists including Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Joyce DiDonato, and Eric Owens.