In service to our community, the provisions we are currently putting in place for live concerts in Season 39 include:
- Vaccination requirement. All persons present (artists, staff, and volunteers, as well as patrons) will be asked to show proof of full vaccination. For persons unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, please call our office for assistance. For help with digital proof of vaccination, visit https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus and https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/
- Face masks. It has been proven that face coverings provide an effective measure of transmission prevention, so all persons present (except artists on stage) will be asked to wear a well fitted mask covering nose and mouth while inside Kohl Mansion. Masks with valves, gaiters, or scarves will not be permitted.
- The Great Hall is large and airy, but it is nevertheless an intimate space (making it wonderful for chamber music!) – seating at a maximum 50-60% of capacity will allow for greater spacing between seats for the comfort of all.
- Cleaning. Our custodial team will ensure that all public spaces are cleaned and serviced in readiness to welcome you. We will have hand sanitizer available.
- Why MAKM safety protocols are stricter than state or county mandates.
Our plans have been made in response to the input we received from our patron community; we will continue to communicate with our community and will adapt our protocols as supported by both scientific evidence and public sentiment. Further, the safety and well-being of everyone involved with Music at Kohl remains our highest priority, we feel it is appropriate to adopt measures to provide a greater degree of safety than the minimum public health mandated requirements. Finally, while we are thrilled to return to live performance and remain optimistic about the continued abatement of Covid-19, the situation remains dynamic as rates of community transmission fluctuate. Therefore, we feel it prudent to make plans that allow some degree of flexibility as the season progresses. We remain committed to providing excellence in chamber music performance while keeping our audiences, musicians, staff, and volunteers as safe as possible.
If you have further questions, please call us at 650.762.1130.