New York COVID update: Broadway theaters make face masks optional for July

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The Broadway League announced Tuesday that owners and operators of New York’s 41 Broadway theaters will adopt a “mask optional” policy for the month of July.

Spectators are still encouraged to wear masks in theaters.

“Millions of people enjoyed the unique magic of Broadway while watching the 75th Tony Awards recently,” said Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin. “Millions more have seen Broadway live in theaters in New York and across the United States since our reopening last fall. We are thrilled to welcome even more of our passionate fans to Broadway in the exciting Season 22 -23 which has just started.”

Public masking protocols for August and beyond will be evaluated on a monthly basis, with St. Martin saying they will continue to monitor the science.

An announcement for August and future will be made in mid-July.

The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry, and its more than 700 members include theater owners and operators, producers, presenters and general managers in nearly 200 markets across North America and around the world. the stranger.

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