COVID-19 Safety Protocols

COVID Protocols – Updated August 2022

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra pledges to maintain the highest standards of safety and health for musicians, patrons, staff and volunteers. Current COVID-19 concert protocols will be posted on this page and updated as health conditions change in our community. Detailed information will be communicated to ticket buyers via email in advance of each performance.

Although we are taking preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the virus is highly contagious and Alexandria Symphony Orchestra cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit. You understand that you may contract the virus and you also understand that exposure to COVID-19 may be especially unsafe if you are at higher risk for severe complications. Knowing these risks, by attending an ASO performance, you agree that you understand the risks of COVID-19 exposure, the potential consequences of exposure, and you voluntarily assume the risks of attendance.

Masks No Longer Required
Masks are no longer required for ASO events. If community infection rates reach a high level, masks will be implemented at that time; ticket buyers will be notified in advance if this occurs. For patrons at high risk or have tested positive within the last 10 days, we highly recommend continuing wearing masks to our events. We recommend N95 masks; a limited supply will be available at the concert.

Vaccination Not Required
ASO will no longer require attendees to be vaccinated, however, vaccinations and boosters are still strongly recommended. Please contact the box office if you have any questions regarding this policy.

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center has completely updated its ventilation system to provide a state-of-the-art and safe experience for guests. The system complies with CDC recommended ventilation standards.

Symptom Checking
ASO requests you self-check prior to each performance. If you are experiencing any symptoms, are currently positive, or have been in close contact with an infected person, please refrain from attending the performance. If you test positive, the CDC recommends you isolate for five days, retest after five days, and wear a high-quality mask for 10 days. If you are unable to attend, the Box Office will happily refund your order or exchange your ticket for a future performance.

Intermission, Concessions, Pre-concert Talks
ASO will implement intermissions, concessions and pre-concert talks at some concerts this season. Please visit this page for updated information. Specific information about the concert format will be emailed to ticket buyers prior to each performance.