COVID Safety Policy

(updated 3/23/2023)

The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is so excited to continue our first year-long season after COVID interrupted the music in March 2020.  But, unfortunately, we are not fully beyond the effects of the Pandemic.  So, we continue to approach our season with care for the safety and comfort of our audience, our players, our conductor and our soloists.  We feel a strong obligation to make everybody as comfortable as we can – and respect all concerns.

The Pandemic has not ended and COVID, unfortunately, remains in our midst.  However, fortunately, the risks have been somewhat diminished.  This has resulted in other organizations modifying their policies and eliminating their vaccination requirement. 

With all this in mind we are making a significant, but we think appropriate, modification to our prior policy by no longer requiring proof of vaccinations.  That having been said, based on our previous policy and our process of checking for vaccinations, we understand that most concert attendees and the Orchestra are vaccinated and many are also boosted.

So, our revised policy is as follow:

  • we encourage everybody to have been fully vaccinated, but we will no longer require proof of vaccination. 
  • masks are strongly encouraged, but are not required to be worn.

The DSO will continue to monitor CDC guidance and various COVID factors in the community.  Based on that information and other changing circumstances, the DSO reserves the right to make adjustments to this policy as it determines appropriate in order to protect the health and safety of all involved, including reinstating the vaccination and mask requirements.