Covid-19
Health Policy

We acknowledge the differing needs of each individual in regard to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. We strive to keep our performers, crew, staff & audiences as safe and healthy as possible so we can continue the run of the show uninterrupted. We recognize that there are various levels of vaccination and masking in our community, and that each person must make their own individual health decisions.  We operate at seating capacity in our theatre. We strive to be able to maintain general safety while also recognizing the need for exceptions and for comfort.  Therefore, we subscribe to the following organizational guidelines:  

 

Mask Optional Evening Shows:

  • All evening shows are mask optional. Masks are recommended, but not required. 

  • Please consider wearing your mask during the show.

Mask Required Matinee Show:

  • We require masks be worn in the theatre during the final matinee of the run for the safety of our elder, high risk and immunocompromised patrons.

  • If you are an elder, high risk or immunocompromised audience member, this is the show for you to attend with masking safety measures in place. 

  • For our run of THE FANTASTICKS, the masked matinee is September 4th at 2:00pm

Additionally:

  • We recommend our theatre patrons be up-to-date with Covid-19 and other communicable disease vaccinations. Those who are not, please wear a mask in the theatre space.

  • Please be respectful of the health and safety choices of others, and strive to be kind whenever possible.

For further information, please see the following websites:

Cook County Department of Public Health latest masking guidance

Broadway in Chicago Covid-19 Protocol

Cook County Department of Public Health Latest Masking Guidance

Jul 30, 2021 | Press ReleaseUncategorized

(Issued July 30, 2021)

The CDC has issued updated recommendations for any county experiencing substantial or high community transmission of COVID-19. On July 29, 2021, the CDC indicated that Cook County is an area of “substantial” community transmission of COVID-19, meaning that there are between 50-99 new cases per 100,000 population as a seven-day rolling average. As such, the CDC recommends the following actions be taken to reduce community spread. In alignment with the CDC, CCDPH strongly recommends the following:

  • Individuals over 2 years of age should wear a mask in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Fully-vaccinated people who have been exposed to someone who has suspected or confirmed COVID should be tested 3-5 days following the exposure and wear a mask indoors as above · Fully-vaccinated people may wish to mask outdoor in crowded settings. CCDPH fully endorses this action.

  • Guidance has not changed for unvaccinated individuals: masks should be worn indoors and in crowded outdoor settings, regardless of the community transmission level.

CCDPH continues to strongly recommend the following guidance previously issued by the CDC:

  • All people in school settings, including teachers, staff, students, and visitors, should wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status and CDC community transmission level.

In addition, CCDPH encourages fully-vaccinated people to:

  • Mask indoors, or in crowded outdoor settings, regardless of the level of community transmission.

Masks continue to be required for all persons older than 2 years of age on public transportation, including buses, planes, trains, airports, bus stations, or any other indoor transportation hub. Masking continues to be required in health care and long-term care settings. Staff, residents and visitors should continue to follow CDC guidance.

You might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if a member of your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated.

CCDPH encourages all people 12 years of age and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Evidence supports the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. Fully-vaccinated individuals are at significantly reduced risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death if they contract COVID-19.