Metropolitan Opera in New York Demands Booster from Musicians and Audience
The Metropolitan Opera in New York demands a booster shot against the coronavirus from all musicians and the public.
The opera house announced on Wednesday that the booster obligation is necessary for the fight against the advancing Omikron variant of the coronavirus.
The Met’s doors remained closed for a year and a half because of the pandemic. Since reopening in September, only fully vaccinated people will be admitted. About 160,000 visitors have visited the opera house in recent months.
Because the opera house wants “everyone to feel safe”, the booster shot is now made mandatory for everyone who qualifies for it. These are fully vaccinated people who had their second shot at least six months ago. They have until January 17 to get a booster.