A.R.T./New York
March 3, 2021
ADVOCACY
Mask Mandate & Vaccine Requirement Still In Effect
Take The Pledge
Member Theatres + A.R.T./New York Collective Commitment to Vaccine Requirements and Mask Mandates.

As has been widely reported, Mayor Adams is likely to release Key 2 NYC vaccine requirements that mandate patrons of indoor performance venues show proof of vaccination to enter on March 7. At the time of this writing, the most up-to-date information on the changes to Key 2 NYC can be found HERE.
With the goal of supporting our members and ensuring the health and safety of our staff members, artists and audiences, we are sharing a collective commitment to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates within our theaters and rehearsal facilities. 

Together with our colleagues and in conversation with our audiences and other constituencies, we are committed to requiring masks and vaccinations for the duration of our productions currently in rehearsal or performances. We look forward to working together, and with our union partners and partners in government, to chart a path forward into this endemic phase.

Our current covid safety policies can be found by clicking HERE. Visitors to A.R.T./New York’s facilities, including all rehearsal studio renters, can expect to continue to comply with our existing mask mandate and vaccine requirements.
We ask members who wish to do so to sign on to the above pledge, organized by A.R.T./New York and 14 member theaters who have already agreed to be foundational signatories. We hope that by acting in concert to maintain mask mandates and vaccine requirements and announcing this now, we can help inform audiences, artists, and staff members about what they can expect when visiting and working in our venues for the time being. At this time, despite the changes to Key2NYC, productions are forced to pause or close when a member of the production team receives a positive diagnosis. With this in mind, it is of the utmost importance to us to mitigate the risk and spread of infection in our theaters. Please feel free to make adjustments to this text and share with your own audiences to inform them about what to expect at your venues.