May 20, 2022 - Health

Broadway theaters will require masks through June

Broadway theaters. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Broadway theaters will continue requiring attendees to wear face masks at least through June 30 due to rising COVID-19 cases, the Broadway League announced on Friday.

Driving the news: The decision comes as New York City declared a “high Covid alert" due to rising cases, per the New York Times.

What they're saying: “The safety and security of our cast, crew, and audience has been our top priority,” Charlotte St. Martin, the president of the Broadway League, said in a statement.

  • “By maintaining our audience masking requirement through at least the month of June, we intend to continue that track record of safety for all, despite the Omicron subvariants.”

The big picture: Biden administration officials said Wednesday that one-third of Americans currently live in areas where the risk for COVID-19 infection is high and people should consider wearing masks indoors.

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