TheatreSquared’s vaccine or negative test requirement to expire

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

With COVID-19 cases once again on the decline, TheatreSquared will revise their safety policies beginning next month.

T2 officials on Tuesday announced their requirement for a vaccine or negative COVID-19 test for entry to their shows will be allowed to expire on Oct. 31. T2 announced the requirement back in September. At the time, hospitals were full, and cases were spiking due to the presence of the Delta variant.

Cases have been steadily declining recently, however. Active cases of the virus this week reached their lowest levels in three months.

From the announcement:

In late August, with COVID-19 cases in our county nearing 100 cases per 100,000 over a 7-day rolling average, TheatreSquared announced expanded requirements for attending the theatre through October 31, including either proof of vaccination or a recent negative test.

Cases in our region have now returned to the lower level last experienced in June and early July, with fewer than 15 cases per 100,000 on average, showing a continuing trend of decline.

As a result, and in alignment with CDC recommendations, elevated entry requirements will expire as initially announced on October 31. While proof of vaccination or a negative test will not be requested for entry after 11/1.

The theatre will continue to require maskings of all show attendees for now “until public health guidance indicates otherwise.”

T2 just finished a run of their popular show Designing Women. The company last week opened a new show, titled Tiny Beautiful Things, based on Cheryl Strayed’s journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for Dear Sugar.

Disclosure: TheatreSquared is a financial supporter of the Fayetteville Flyer.