Concert Health & Safety

We want everyone to have a great concert experience! Please take a minute to review these symphony etiquette tips and health and safety procedures to make the show comfortable and enjoyable for yourself and others.

HEALTH & SAFETY: We are keeping the safety of everyone front of mind when creating these plans. Here are ways we are trying to keep everyone safe:

  • All concert attendees must present their vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours for entry.

    • *Please note that children under 12 will not be required to show a negative test, but youth 12 or older should show a vaccination card or negative test result. All children will be required to wear a mask for the duration of the event.
  • Masks will be required for the foreseeable future at all CSO events. We understand that there are many opinions on mask-wearing, but we believe that if all musicians, staff, volunteers, and patrons wear a mask, this will be one of the safest ways to move forward. Masks should cover mouth AND nose, should be cloth-based, with at least two layers, and worn at all times while in the venue. Masks will be available upon request for patrons at performances, but we encourage everyone to bring their own. Please keep in mind that while musicians will also be wearing masks, wind players will not while they are performing. If you have a medical condition, according to ADA or the CDC, that prevents you from wearing a mask, please call our box office in advance so that we can discuss reasonable accommodations for you. For our outdoor performances, mask will be required until you have reached your designated seating area, but attendees may remove masks once seated. At least 6-feet of space must also be maintained between yourself and any other concertgoers not of your own household.

  • Patrons should be able to answer NO to all pre-screening health questions as provided by the CDC, before attending any CSO live event, which are:


    • Have you had contact with anyone that you know has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
    • Contact is defined as being within 6 feet (2 meters) for more than 15 minutes with a person, or
      having direct contact with infectious fluids from a person with confirmed COVID-19 (for example
      being coughed or sneezed on).
    • Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?
    • Do you have any of these symptoms that you cannot attribute to another condition?
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Recent onset of loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

  • Venues and/or CSO staff will ensure all high touch surfaces are sanitized prior to each performance, including chairs, restrooms, etc. Most water fountains will be out of service, so please feel free to bring your own bottled water (no other beverages will be allowed).

  • A limited number of printed program books will be available. Online program book content will be accessible beginning 48 hours prior to each concert on our website. Patrons can access this from their computers at home before or after the concert, or via their smart phones at performances. Details will be sent via email.

  • Reservations will ensure that we get an accurate count for attendance, but also to be able to utilize contact tracing if someone in the venue is diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • While the CSO will adhere to as many safety precautions as it can, we cannot prevent anyone from contracting COVID-19 at a CSO event. Patrons attend at their own risk.