All Arkansas Symphony Orchestra employees, including musicians, staff, and stage crew working in the presence of ASO musicians, must keep up to date with their vaccinations, meaning additional vaccinations are received once authorized or approved for use in the U.S., e.g., booster shots are received after completing the primary COVID-19 vaccination series (at least five months after the primary vaccination series for Pfizer and Moderna or at least two months after the primary vaccination series for J&J/Janssen).
If an employee is not up to date with vaccinations by February 1, 2022 or is unvaccinated (requiring a medical or religious exemption), that employee will be required to provide the Artistic Operations Manager with a negative result from a PCR test taken within the last 72 hours prior to the first rehearsal of each concert week.
Please forward vaccination records as they are updated to Leanne Day-Simpson, Artistic Operations Manager.
As of March 19, 2022, use of masks is optional.
The situation will be monitored and this policy will be updated as more information is received.