NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Symphony added new safety protocols for shows at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
"Everyone’s safety – our audiences, musicians, staff, and volunteers – is our top priority," Nashville Symphony President and CEO Alan Valentine said in a statement.
The center now has a mask mandate in place with essentially no exceptions. This includes age, medical or religious reasons and vaccination status.
Audience members also need to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the performance. If you have neither, free on-site rapid tests will be available. The tests will be available through November 24.
The center also installed MERV-14 filters. The symphony describes the filters as "hospital grade" and extremely effective at filtering out pathogens.
"With heightened concerns around the spread of COVID-19 because of the Delta variant, this updated policy puts patrons’ health first and allows us to get back to fulfilling our mission: making music for the people of Nashville and Middle Tennessee," Valentine said.
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