IATSE issues statement in support of vaccination for members
August 3, 2021
Announced in an article from Broadway News by Caitlin Huston, The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is urging its members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after the Broadway League set an industrywide mandate last week. An excerpt from the article can be read below.
"The Broadway League policy requires all cast, crew and theater staff, as well as audience members, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with exceptions for children under the age of 12 or individuals with medical conditions or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination. The announcement came as employers across the U.S. set vaccination mandates in the face of rising cases related to the delta variant.
IATSE, which represents technicians, artisans and craftspeople, said in a statement to Broadway News that the union cannot comment on Broadway’s specific policy at this time, but that it supports vaccination, as well as other health measures such as mask-wearing, as a means to protect against the virus and get back to work."