Because of the prevalence of the Delta variant, the COVID-19 infection rate over the past few weeks has increased significantly. As a result, many performing arts venues across the country are changing protocols to reduce the risk of infection. 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. However, we are also bound by the protocols for each performance that have been adopted by our venues:

The Lensic Performing Arts Center has announced a new vaccination policy. Please be sure to check their COVID health and safety protocols prior to attending a Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus performance at The Lensic 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.

The Santa Fe Symphony also has an event taking place at the New Mexico Museum of Art’s St. Francis Auditoriu m on November 10, 2021. The New Mexico Museum of Art currently requires face masks or cloth face coverings indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status. We will update this webpage and inform ticketholders if the Museum changes its COVID protocols.

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 truly appreciate your patience and support while we make our way back on stage. 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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