As COVID-19 infections in New York City reach a peak, Broadway is extending its mask and vaccine requirements for theatergoers through the end of April 2022.
According to Broadway News, the Broadway League announced the extension on Monday and also revealed that children aged between 5 and 11 will also be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated beginning January 29.
Children not yet eligible for a vaccine can attend Broadway shows with proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of a show, or a rapid antigen test taken within six hours of the show’s start time.
In addition, the League has extended the industry policy allowing for theatergoers to exchange or refund tickets up until 48 hours before the performance.
“We’re proud to continue setting the gold standard of covid health protocols in all our Broadway theatres in New York. We’re equally proud to assure our ticket buyers’ purchases are secure with our flexible Buy With Confidence refund and exchange policies,” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement reported by NBC4 New York.
“Our theatres and world class shows are open for business, ready to welcome and enrapture our audiences, as we’ve done every day for the past five months,” St. Martin continued. “Come join us!”