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Broadway Theaters Drop Their Mask Mandate Starting in July

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NEW YORK (AP) — In another sign that the world of entertainment is returning to pre-pandemic normal, Broadway theaters will no longer demand audiences wear masks starting in July.

The Broadway League announced Tuesday that mask-wearing will be optional next month onward, a further loosening of restrictions. In May, most Broadway theaters lifted the requirement that audience members provide proof of vaccination to enter venues.

The policy will “be evaluated on a monthly basis as we continue to monitor the science,” according to the League, which represents Broadway producers. It also said that “audience members are still encouraged to wear masks in theaters.”

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