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The Metropolitan Opera has updated its Vaccination Policy.
The company announced that “Children under the age of 12, for whom there is no currently available vaccine, will not be permitted to enter the Met regardless of the vaccination status of their guardians.”
However, it noted that as soon as children under the age of 12 become eligible to receive a vaccine, fully vaccinated children will be welcomed back to the Met.
The company also reiterated that it has been working closely with medical and public health experts to reduce risks and create a safe space for all and that when it opens in September it will be a fully vaccinated house. Audience members will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and all artists and members of the orchestra, chorus, and staff will have to do the same.
The company also noted that it will be performing at full capacity and face masks will be optional. There will be updated air systems that comply with city, state, and national COVID-safety standards and various high-touch surfaces such as bathroom fixtures and certain doors have been updated for touchless use.
The company also noted that all ticket buyers will receive pre-performance emails with specific details relating to their upcoming performances.
The Metropolitan Opera is expected to reopen on Sept. 27 with a historic production of “Fire Shut Up in my Bones.”