COVID-19: Health and Safety Updates

NBMAA COVID Policies as of 10/5/2021

Face coverings are required for all patrons, visitors, vendors, staff (and their colleagues and guests), volunteers, and performers ages two and up, regardless of vaccination status, while inside the venue. Masks may be removed briefly while eating and drinking.


All staff, volunteers, vendors (including contract workers and maintenance vendors), and those entering the building for meetings are also required to be fully vaccinated. A signed vaccination attestation with photocopied vaccination card or printout from a medical provider, or an individual’s state vaccine registry attached must be submitted upon acceptance of contract/project agreement. Entry/participation will be denied to those who do not provide the documentation as required. 

VISITOR VACCINATION POLICY - for events serving food and drinks:

Guests will need to be fully vaccinated (as defined below) with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to be permitted to attend events serving food and drinks at NBMAA. Entry will be denied to guests who do not provide the documentation as required. 

  • Proof of vaccination and matching photo ID will be required upon entry into the venue in the form of a physical vaccination card, a digital copy on a mobile device, a printout from a medical provider, or an individual’s state vaccine registry.  
  • Patrons or visitors who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must prove a negative COVID-19 test before entering the venue.   

 Acceptable negative results must be from CDC approved:          

              Rapid Antigen tests within 48 hours of performance time or   

              PCR tests within 72 hours of performance time  

            Self-administered or at-home COVID-19 test results will not be accepted.   

            Acceptable results will need to be displayed upon entry into the venue either digitally on a mobile device or printed.   

    Frequently Asked Questions: 

    How do you define fully vaccinated?
     “Fully vaccinated” means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized double-dose vaccines or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of FDA or WHO authorized single-dose vaccines.  

    What kind of negative COVID-19 tests are acceptable?
     Patrons who are not vaccinated or exempt from vaccination—such as for medical reasons, a sincerely held religious belief, as well as children under the age of 12—must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the venue.  A matching photo ID is also required. An accompanying adult may verbally confirm a minor's identity. 

    Acceptable negative results must be from CDC approved:  

    • Rapid Antigen tests within 48 hours of performance time or   
    • PCR tests within 72 hours of performance time  

    Self-administered or at-home COVID-19 test results will not be accepted.  

    Why do we have to wear face coverings when everyone is either vaccinated or presents a negative test result?
    Breakthrough cases, particularly of the Delta variant, are becoming more and more prevalent with those who are vaccinated contracting the disease. We want to ensure the health and safety of all our guests, artists and staff.