Nineteen of Portland’s biggest performing arts organizations have banded together to require audiences present proof of full vaccination, or in some cases, negative COVID tests, before being admitted to shows.
The Oregon Symphony, the Portland Ballet, Portland Center Stage, Portland Opera, Literary Arts, and White Bird among others have formed what they are terming a “vaccine coalition” to apply to all those attending an indoor performance.
According to the announcement, the organizations in question formed a coalition “to prioritize the health and safety of audience members, artists, staff, volunteers, and the community at large.”
The coalition also launched a website, pdxartsvax.org, indicating that each organization will have its own procedures for communicating and upholding the new protocols. More organizations are expected to join on in the weeks ahead.
The organizations already signed on to the Portland Performing Arts Vaccine Coalition are: