Orchestra Iowa's COVID-19 Health Protocols and Guidelines


Orchestra Iowa is thrilled to welcome back audiences for live performances! We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our audiences, musicians, staff, and volunteers. As COVID-19 transmission rates in Linn and Johnson counties are considered by the CDC to be high, we are asking for your help!


  • All concert attendees will be required to wear appropriate masks at all Orchestra Iowa performances and when visiting Orchestra Iowa facilities. Masks must be worn properly and fully over the mouth and nose. They may be removed briefly to enjoy beverages and concessions purchased onsite, but must be promptly returned to the properly-fitted position when not eating or drinking.
  • Masking requirements will be in place so long as the COVID transmission rate in either Linn County or Johnson County is considered by the CDC to be “High” or “Substantial.”


  • Orchestra Iowa strongly encourages all audience members to get an FDA-approved vaccine to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.


  • Please socially distance when possible, as best as possible, while attending Orchestra Iowa events and programs.
  • While we are seating our venues at full capacity, we are glad to accommodate requests for socially distanced seating whenever possible. Please contact the Orchestra Iowa ticket office to request if an accommodation may be possible.


  • If you are experiencing any symptoms or feel ill, please stay home to slow the spread of illnesses within the community. Our concerts are frequently broadcast on Iowa Public Radio, and we hope you will tune in to hear any music you may have missed.
  • All musicians, staff, and volunteers will be in compliance with all requirements stated, and we appreciate your willingness to share in this responsibility.

    We will continually monitor the spread of the virus in coordination with Linn County Public Health experts and plan to update audience members in advance of each concert of any new protocols and expectations. You will find the latest information on our website (orchestraiowa.com), by calling our ticket office (319-366-8203), and on our social media. As a ticket holder, you can also expect to receive a “know before you go” email in the days leading up to each performance for which you have a ticket.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 319-366-8203. We thank you in advance for your adherence to our safety guidelines as we work together to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and provide safe concert experiences for all.