San Francisco Opera Updates Safety Protocols

By Francisco Salazar

The San Francisco Opera has announced changes to its safety protocols for the 2021-22 season.

The company announced that “based on the latest medical advice and patron feedback, it will now require proof of vaccination for all patrons ages 12 and up to attend performances at the War Memorial Opera House and the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera.”

The company also noted that it will no longer be able to allow entry to patrons with only a negative COVID test.

The San Francisco Opera also announced that it can safely remove the buffer seats for all five performances of “Tosca,” allowing as many people as possible to enter the building. However, there will be all patrons will require to wear masks at performances until further notice.

The San Francisco Opera’s announcement comes days after the Metropolitan Opera updated its policies.