As fall theater season kicks off, nine of the leading arts and cultural organizations in Sarasota County — including the Asolo Repertory Theater, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and Sarasota Orchestra — they will require proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test starting Sept. 26.
Yes, but: A bars businesses from requiring proof of vaccination and threatens a for each violation.
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Why it matters: The law does not address giving patrons an option — proof of vaccination or a negative test — and many arts and entertainment venues are enacting policies that will force a clear interpretation.
What they’re saying: “The arts and cultural organizations of Sarasota County comprise one of