Portland Opera to Require Full Vaccination of All Ticketholders for 2021-22 Season

By David Salazar

Portland Opera has announced that it will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative tests from a COVID PCR test for all ticketholders for the 2021-22 season.

Per a press release, “fully vaccinated” means that ticketholders have “received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before the performance date.” Additionally, the company announced that all patrons must wear masks inside the theater at all times except when consuming food in permitted areas.

“Our patrons have stood by us through so many heartbreaking cancellations, postponements, and changes as we navigate COVID-19,” Sue Dixon, Portland Opera’s General Director, said in a press release. “We care deeply about the wellbeing of our entire community. This policy update is a reflection of that care, and this decision is rooted in love for our community in crisis.”

As a result, patrons under the age of 12 will be unable to attend a performance as there is currently no vaccine available for them.