Milwaukee's performing arts organizations update Covid-19 policies

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Many of Milwaukee's performing arts organizations will no longer require Covid-19 vaccinations or proof of a negative test within the upcoming days.

Citing guidance from the Milwaukee Health Department and the CDC, the requirements will be dropped at several venues on March 14, according to a news release. 

Most performing arts organizations will also shift to a mask-optional policy on March 28.

Organizations ending requirements on these dates include:

  • Bel Canto
  • Black Arts MKE
  • Florentine Opera
  • Marcus Performing Arts Center
  • Milwaukee Ballet
  • Present Music
  • Skylight Music Theatre

Additional performing arts organizations have updated their Covid-19 policies with the following timelines:

  • First Stage: 3/14 end vaccination requirement; 4/3 end mask requirement
  • Milwaukee Chamber Theatre: mask policies and vaccination requirements remain through April 3 or longer
  • Milwaukee Film: 3/1 end mask requirement; 3/14 end vaccination requirement
  • Milwaukee Repertory Theater: 4/4 end mask requirement; 4/4 end vaccination requirement
  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: 3/11 end mask requirement; 3/11 end vaccination requirement
  • Next Act Theatre: April 14 end vaccination requirement; 5/9 end mask requirement
  • Pabst Theater Group: 3/1 end mask requirement; 3/14 end vaccination requirement
  • Renaissance Theaterworks: mask policies and vaccination requirements remain through April 3 or longer
  • Danceworks: no change to current policies

Other Covid-19 mitigation efforts such as air filtration systems, paperless ticketing and hand sanitizer stations will continue to be used throughout Milwaukee's performing arts venues.

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