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South Coast performing arts organization to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory to attend its events

Philip Myrtorp
The latest COVID-19 surge has pompted UC Santa Barbara to beef up performance attendance requirment, and postpone some events.

UC Santa Barbara's Arts and Lectures also postponing some January events.

A major performing arts organization on the South Coast announced that it will be making proof of COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all of its events.

UC Santa Barbara’s Arts and Lectures series will add the requirement starting in February.

It is also suggesting that people wear surgical style masks like N95’s, and if not recommending that audience members double mask.

The arts organization has also announced that three events scheduled for this month will be pushed back to March or April. Performances by the Punch Brothers, Andrea Elliott, and Ballet Hispanico are being delayed because of safety concerns over the COVID-19 surge.