The Broadway League announced today that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will extend the current mask requirement for audiences through at least June 30, 2022.
Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League said, “We’re thrilled that nearly a quarter of a million people are attending Broadway shows weekly in this exciting spring season. As always, the safety and security of our cast, crew, and audience has been our top priority. By maintaining our audience masking requirement through at least the month of June, we intend to continue that track record of safety for all, despite the Omicron subvariants.”
This news comes as city officials this week said New York City has reached the “high” Covid-19 alert level, indicating there is a high level of spread in the community and “substantial pressure on the health care system.” The city’s health department encouraged people to wear high-quality masks in all public, indoor settings, and crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of whether vaccination status is known.
As health officials warn of rising Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations, the mayor of New York said the city would not reinstate mask mandates at this time.
“I’m proud of what we are doing and how we are not allowing Covid to outstmart us,” Mayor Eric Adams said during a Wednesday news conference, after he was asked about reinstating a mandate, specifically in the city’s schools. “We’re sta
Audience masking protocols for July and beyond will be announced in June.