NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — The Broadway League has updated its vaccination and mask policies extending the requirements through April. The biggest change coming children ages 5-11 will need to “show proof” of COVID-19 vaccination, beginning January 29th, reports Playbill.

Previously, children between the ages of five and 11 needed to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult and show proof of at least one dose of an FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine.

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According to their website, The Broadway League, also known as, THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN THEATRES AND PRODUCERS and LEAGUE OF NEW YORK THEATRES AND PRODUCERS, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry:

Our 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to more than 30 million people in New York and more than 200 cities across the U.S. and Canada.

The League was born in 1930 when Broadway theatre operators came together to promote their common interests and negotiate collective bargaining agreements with theatrical unions and guilds. In subsequent years, the organization’s mission expanded to include serving the various needs of theatrical producers in New York and of national touring shows, as well as presenters of touring productions in cities throughout North America.

Today the League is a full-service trade association dedicated to fostering increased interest in Broadway theatre and supporting the creation of profitable theatrical productions.

The current vaccination and mask policy for adults and children over the age of 12 will remain in effect through April 30, extended from February 28. This policy states theatregoers are required to show proof that they have had their second dose at least 14 days prior to the show. Audiences must also wear a mask for the duration of the performance, reports Playbill.

“We’re proud to continue setting the gold standard of COVID-19 health protocols in all our Broadway theatres in New York,” says Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League. “We’re equally proud to assure our ticket buyers’ purchases are secure with our flexible Buy With Confidence refund and exchange policies. Our theatres and world class shows are open for business, ready to welcome and enrapture our audiences, as we’ve done every day for the past five months. Come join us!”

The aforementioned Buy With Confidence program, which allows for flexible exchanges and refunds, will also continue through at least April 30.

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Geo quick facts: New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square – wikipedia.

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