Welcome back to the hall! The following policies will ensure the music continues as the South Bend Symphony Orchestra implements actionable steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have created policies based on local, state, and industry safety guidelines, along with epidemiological data. The protocols and requirements established are vital to keeping all who attend, perform, and work during a concert healthy. We will keep patrons informed via email communications and on our website. Please be sure to read all the policies before arriving. We are grateful for your patience, understanding, and cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy.

ARRIVAL

Doors open 60 minutes before the concert start time.

Elevator occupancy is limited to one party at a time.

Pre-show security screening – The Morris Performing Arts Center will continue to screen guests using metal detectors and bag checks prior to entering theatre.

INSIDE THE HALL

Patrons are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. Regardless of vaccination status, ALL visitors are REQUIRED to wear a mask (over the nose and mouth) while inside of the venue. 

All Ushers will be masked.

Practice good hand hygiene, frequently washing or sanitizing hands.

The venues are sanitized before each performance, in addition to the high-touch surfaces cleaned during the performance.

Sanitization stations with hand sanitizer and wipes will be available.

Stay in your ticketed seat. If you would like to be physically distanced at the performances, please contact the Symphony office before the event.

Restroom capacities will be closely monitored by venue staff.

HVAC air filters have been upgraded to maximum efficiency and the house dampers are opened to 10 percent to increase fresh airflow.

PROGRAM NOTES AND TALKS

Prelude concert talks for the Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks Series and postlude talks for the June H. Edwards Mosaic Series will be available in a digital format for patrons to enjoy until further notice. The link will be provided before the concert on our social media platforms, e-newsletters, and www.southbendsymphony.org

Program notes will be available on www.southbendsymphony.org. Limited print copies will be available as you enter the hall.

MONITOR YOUR HEALTH & OTHERS

PLEASE STAY HOME: If you or any member of your group feels unwell or

  1. has any COVID-19 Symptoms*
  2. tested positive with COVID-19 test in the past ten days, or
  3. has had close contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 – PLEASE STAY HOME.

Contact the Symphony Office at 574-232-6343 for help in exchanging tickets for any affected concert.

Risk: Attendees understand that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Those purchasing or attending events voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.