In accordance with New York City requirements, CDC guidelines, and best practices of our sister organizations, The Chelsea Symphony has adopted the following COVID-19 mitigation policies and protocols.
- Symptoms: If you’re feeling ill or have symptoms related to a cold, flu or other infectious disease, please stay home.
- Vaccination: Audience members are no longer required to show proof of full vaccination in order to attend a performance or event, except when required by the performance venue.
- Masking: Audience members are no longer required to mask while attending a performance or event, except when required by the performance venue. Audience members should monitor the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels, and are encouraged to follow recommendations for masking appropriate to the current level of community spread. We encourage immunocompromised or other vulnerable audience members to wear a high-quality well-fitting mask (e.g. N95) while attending TCS performances.
Note: “Fully vaccinated” means vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
For TCS Performers, Staff, Contractors, and Volunteers:
- Symptoms: If you’re feeling ill or have symptoms related to a cold, flu or other infectious disease before a concert series, please stay home. In the spirit of community and mutual respect for one another, we ask that if you feel sick during a concert series week, please stay home, test, and notify the TCS Personnel Manager of your results.
- Vaccination: TCS musicians are no longer required to show proof of full vaccination, unless required by the rehearsal or performance venue. If such a policy is in place at a venue, you will be notified before your participation in the concert series is confirmed.
- Masking: Masks are required to be worn to the extent practicable (i.e. brass and woodwind players may remove masks while playing, but must remain masked at all times otherwise). Conductors and soloists may elect to rehearse and perform unmasked.
- Testing: Proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to the start of the concert series week is no longer required, except when required by the performance venue.
- In some instances the particular performance venue's COVID-19 mitigation policies and protocols may exceed those of TCS. In such cases, venue policy will prevail. In cases where TCS's COVID-19 mitigation policies and protocols exceed those in place at a particular performance venue, TCS policy will prevail.
- We continue to monitor federal, state, and city guidelines for health and safety and may adjust our policies and protocols accordingly, and with little or no notice. The safety of our audience, musicians, staff, and volunteers is our top priority.
- However, despite the mitigation protocols described above, an inherent risk of exposure to infectious disease will remain. By attending a TCS performance and/or participating in a rehearsal and concert series, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to infectious disease.
Venue COVID-19 Policies: