COVID-19 Protocols

What to expect at Tacoma Opera’s in-person events

Here at Tacoma Opera, the health & wellbeing of our patrons & performers are our top priority!

While it’s difficult to predict what the future might hold in terms of COVID-19 protocols, we are dedicated to keeping the safety of our audience members and employees at top of mind as we return to in-person shows by following the guidelines outlined by the CDC, along with state and local public health officials.

We thank you for your understanding as we transition back to having more in-person operas and events.

Tacoma Opera’s COVID-19 Protocols Include:

  • Audience members are required to be vaccinated for the 2021/22 season for all performances and public events held indoors. Tacoma Opera will require ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or proof of a negative COVID-19 test for exempted persons) for audience members at all public events.
  • Children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 12 hours of the performance start time.
  • Children attending with their parents/guardians/adults do not need ID.
  • Masks will be required at all Tacoma Opera events for the entire 2021/22 season regardless of vaccine status.
  • Masks will be required at all Tacoma Opera events for the entire 2021/22 season regardless of vaccine status.
  • Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, a laboratory, or a health care provider will not be accepted.
  • If you test positive for COVID within 10 days of attending a Tacoma Opera event or performance, please call us at 253-627-7789.

Proof of Vaccination & Negative Tests:

The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination (for persons over the age of 12):

  • Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered).
  • A printed photo of the attendee’s vaccination card.
  • A photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device.
  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record.
  • Fully vaccinated means that your final vaccination was more than 14 days prior to the date of your performance.
Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.

The following options are accepted as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (for children under 12 and those with religious or medical exemptions):

  • Printed document (from the test provider or laboratory). The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result. The date of the test must be within 72 hours of the performance start time for PCR tests, or within 12 hours of the performance start time for an antigen test.
  • An email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory. The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result. The date of the test must be within 72 hours of the performance start time for PCR tests, or within 12 hours of the performance start time for an antigen test.