Health & Safety
During the 2021/22 season, UMS presented more than two dozen live performances with vaccine and mask requirements, as well as numerous digital events. Up to 3,000 people enjoyed individual UMS performances and the opportunity to return to the live event experience.
As we enter our 2022/23 season, Covid is generally resulting in mild cases for most who contract it. In light of this, and the very high vaccination and booster rates in both the UMS and U-M communities, we are adjusting our health and safety policies.
UMS will continue to monitor local health conditions and will require masks if Washtenaw County is in the high or “red” category, as defined by the CDC on the day of the performance. If Washtenaw County is in the “yellow” (medium) or “green” (low) category, masks will be encouraged but optional.
If an artist performing on UMS stages requires that audiences are masked, that information will be posted on the event page of our website as soon as it is available. Artist contracts will override current county conditions.
We fully support patrons who continue to mask and remind everyone that in the absence of mask and vaccine mandates, one-way masking still provides substantial protection.
UMS will no longer require audiences to provide proof of vaccination or negative PCR test at performances.
We encourage all audience members to stay up-to-date on COVID boosters, flu shots, and other preventative measures.
We ask all audience members to do their part to create a safe environment for everyone. To that end, we encourage audience members who are not feeling well to stay home — and we’ll offer ticket donations, exchanges, and credit for future performances this season up until one hour before each performance.