COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY

Performing arts venues across the country have changed their protocols to reduce the risk of infection of the COVID-19 virus and variants. Because the health and safety of our musicians, staff, patrons, and volunteers are our greatest concern, we will continue to follow CDC and New Mexico state guidelines. We are also bound by the protocols for each performance that have been adopted by our venues:

The Lensic Performing Arts Center

Please be sure to check The Lensic’s COVID health and safety protocols prior to attending a Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus performance to see if there are changes. The Lensic will update its COVID policies as conditions warrant through the remainder of 2021. For the safety of our community:

  1. Proof of full vaccination is required for everyone 12 and over, including patrons, artists, staff, volunteers, and crew members. We’ll ask to see your official vaccination card (photocopies and photos displayed on your smartphone are also fine) along with a photo ID. “Full vaccination” means you’ve received the complete dosage of the Moderna, Pfizer, or J&J vaccine—or other vaccines approved by the World Health Organization—at least 14 days prior to your Lensic visit.
  2. For those not vaccinated, we will also accept clinically verified negative test results from a rapid COVID test taken within 6 hours of showtime or a PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of showtime. The name on the test results should match your ID. If you need assistance finding a test location, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Screening and Testing Sites page is a good resource.
  3. Children 2 to 11 are exempt from the requirements above but are required to wear properly fitted masks at all times in the theater except when eating or drinking.
  4. Face Masks Required. The Lensic requires face masks to be worn by everyone ages 2 and older, including patrons, staff, volunteers, artists, and backstage crew members, regardless of vaccination status. Face masks should be properly fitted and worn to cover the nose and mouth. Masks must remain on at all times except when actively eating or drinking during intermission.
NEW! Sign up for The Lensic’s Fast Track Vaccination Verification program. You can now skip the long lines and submit your vaccination status in advance of live performances by bringing your ID and vaccination card to The Lensic Box Office, or by emailing your vaccine card to FastTrack@lensic.org.

New Mexico Museum of Art’s St. Francis Auditorium

  1. Proof of full vaccination is required for everyone 12 and over, including patrons, artists, staff, volunteers, and crew members. We’ll ask to see your official vaccination card (photocopies and photos displayed on your smartphone are also fine) along with a photo ID prior to entering the venue. “Full vaccination” means you’ve received the complete dosage of the Moderna, Pfizer, or J&J vaccine—or other vaccines approved by the World Health Organization—at least 14 days prior to your NMMOA visit.
  2. For those not vaccinated, we will also accept clinically verified negative test results from a rapid COVID test taken within 6 hours of showtime or a PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of showtime. The name on the test results should match your ID. If you need assistance finding a test location, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Screening and Testing Sites page is a good resource.
  3. Children 2 to 11 are exempt from the requirements above but are required to wear properly fitted masks at all times in the theater except when eating or drinking.
  4. Face Masks Required. Face masks to be worn by everyone ages 2 and older, including patrons, staff, volunteers, artists, and backstage crew members, regardless of vaccination status. Face masks should be properly fitted and worn to cover the nose and mouth. Masks must remain on at all times while inside the Museum.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

  1. Proof of full vaccination is required for everyone 12 and over, including patrons, artists, staff, volunteers, and crew members. We’ll ask to see your official vaccination card (photocopies and photos displayed on your smartphone are also fine) along with a photo ID prior to entering the Cathedral. “Full vaccination” means you’ve received the complete dosage of the Moderna, Pfizer, or J&J vaccine—or other vaccines approved by the World Health Organization—at least 14 days prior to your attendance at the Cathedral Basilica.
  2. For those not vaccinated, we will also accept clinically verified negative test results from a rapid COVID test taken within 6 hours of showtime or a PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of the performance. The name on the test results should match your ID. If you need assistance finding a test location, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Screening and Testing Sites page is a good resource.
  3. Children 2 to 11 are exempt from the requirements above but are required to wear properly fitted masks at all times in the Cathedral.
  4. Face Masks Required. Face masks to be worn by everyone ages 2 and older, including patrons, staff, volunteers, artists, and backstage crew members, regardless of vaccination status. Face masks should be properly fitted and worn to cover the nose and mouth. Masks must remain on at all times while inside the Cathedral.

These times are challenging for all of us, and this past year and a half has been particularly challenging for performing arts groups, as we have been facing unprecedented obstacles—restricting us from live performances.We will provide updates to our ticket holders periodically, and in advance of each performance. Please contact The Santa Fe Symphony Box Office at 505.983.1414 if you have questions or need additional information.

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