North Texas arts organizations implement Covid safety protocols

Posted on: December 1, 2021

“If you’re going to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and don’t have proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative COVID test, you can get tested onsite at a mobile health care clinic,” writes Tim Diovanni in Tuesday’s (11/30) Dallas Morning News. “The venue, operated by Performing Arts Fort Worth, began hosting the clinic after implementing new entry protocols Nov. 1.… The new requirements apply for performances given by Performing Arts Fort Worth, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera and the Cliburn.… The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra … has decided not to follow the guidelines…. The orchestra will maintain its current health and safety protocols … including mandated masking, contactless ticketing and extensive cleaning and sanitizing…. Texas businesses are prohibited [by law] from requiring customers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination…. So many concert venues, music festivals and sporting arenas … are taking an approach similar to Bass Hall’s, but without the mobile testing site…. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra mandates masks, but not COVID tests or vaccines, for audiences at the Meyerson Symphony Center. And Moody Performance Hall, which is owned and operated by the city of Dallas, encourages masks but doesn’t require them.”