Health and Safety - Berkeley Symphony

COVID-19 Protocols

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in our area, below is an update on the status of our season and additional safety precautions we are implementing to promote the continued health and well-being of our community of artists, audiences, staff, and volunteers.

At all of our indoor concerts and events, we will require proof of vaccination (a photo or physical copy of your CDC-issued vaccination card or a digital record that can be accessed at for entry AND that masks be worn at all times (including throughout the performance). At outdoor concerts, we will require proof of vaccination, and masks are highly encouraged.

Updated Vaccination Requirement
Due to new public health recommendations, beginning February 1 (though, we strongly recommend meeting these guidelines as soon as possible), we will require all performance attendees ages 5 and up be fully vaccinated to the maximum extent for which they are eligible. This means meeting one of the following criteria:

Ages 12 and older:
– Have received a booster vaccination at least 14 days before the performance; OR
– If not yet eligible for the booster:
– Have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines within the past five months and at least 14 days before the performance; OR
– Have received the first dose of Johnson & Johnson in the past two months and at least 14 days before the performance.

Ages 5 through 11:
– Have received a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 14 days before the performance.

Updated Masking Recommendations
Masking is still required indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Per CDC guidance, we highly recommend the use of procedural masks (either alone or with a cloth mask on top) or higher grade N95 or KN95 masks for the utmost protection. Please avoid the use of cloth masks alone.

Continuity for In-Person 2021–2022 Season
We are committed to presenting our originally programmed 50th Anniversary Season and will continue to monitor and respond to local and state health and safety guidelines to ensure we are meeting recommended COVID-19 safety requirements. Anyone with tickets to a 50th Anniversary Season concert whose performance is canceled or rescheduled will have the opportunity to be reseated or refunded.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected], or call our Box Office at 510-841-2800, Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

We thank you for your support!