Canada’s hard-hit arts sector debates vaccine passports for events, venues

By Marsha Lederman, Brad Wheeler

“Across the country, performing arts companies, festivals, venues – and artists – are having a conversation about the possibility of mandatory vaccinations. Should in-person audiences have to be vaccinated? What about staff and volunteers?
On Thursday, the Toronto Arts Council issued a statement calling for a vaccine pass. That same day in the U.S., the concert and live events promoter AEG Presents announced that it will require proof of full vaccination for all audiences and event staff in the U.S. Earlier, Broadway theatres and other performing arts venues in New York, including Carnegie Hall, announced that audiences will have to be vaccinated and masked…

The Globe spoke with arts organizations and artists across the country about this evolving situation.“

Source: The Globe and Mail