Broadway theaters will require children between the ages of 5 and 11 to be vaccinated

Children accompanied by their parents attend a vaccination session (EFE / Bienvenido Velasco) (Bienvenido Velasco /)

The Broadway League, the organization that brings together more than 40 of its theaters, announced this Monday that The mandatory nature of the vaccine to be able to attend any of its shows will also apply to children between 5 and 11 years old from next January 29.

And as they already did with the rest of the Adults Y teenagers, Broadway theaters will require that they have passed at least 14 days from the second dose of the vaccine to attend the shows.

The organization has also announced that the current measures imposed by the coronavirus, which in addition to mandatory vaccines imposes The use of masks at all times, will be extended until next April 30.

“We are proud to continue to set the highest standards in the coronavirus protocol in all of our Broadway theaters in New York.Broadway League president Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement.

Children under 5 years of age can continue to attend shows with a negative PCR for coronavirus carried out until 72 hours before the show, or an antigen test six hours before.

Children between 5 and 11 years they began to be vaccinated in the US at the beginning of last November.

The current wave of coronavirus infections has led to the premature closure of works such as “Ain’t Too Proud”, “Thoughts of a Colored Man”, “Jagged Little Pill” or “The Waitress”, as well as temporary suspensions of “The Music Man”, starring Hugh Jackman, “Mrs. Doubtfire ”,“ Hamilton ”and“ The Lion King ”.

Despite very high numbers of infections in New York since the appearance of the omicron -with peaks of up to 80,000 cases in one day, last week, the city authorities they refuse to close schools, shops or leisure places, opting instead to encourage the entire population to inoculate themselves with the third dose and multiply the mobile test points for COVID-19.

(With information from EFE)

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