Health and Safety Guidelines

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Attendance Policies


  • Masks are optional for all patrons and visitors of Washington National Cathedral.


  • Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommend, but not required to attend indoor performances of the Cathedral Choral Society.

If on the day of your performance you do not feel well, we encourage you to stay home and watch the livestream of the event.

Venue Information

Outlined below are Washington National Cathedral’s cleaning procedures; these guidelines were developed according to recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health and will be reevaluated as new guidance emerges.

  • Properly worn face masks are recommended for our staff, volunteers, and vendors.
  • Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers will be available to guests in the event space.
  • In addition to regular, thorough cleaning, staff if frequently wiping down furniture and other commonly touched surfaces (such as door handles) using EPA-approved disinfectants. The Cathedral has also upgraded their HVAC system air filters.
What To Expect When You Visit

As we work together to ensure the Washington National Cathedral is a COVID-safe venue, here is you can expect on your upcoming visit.  


Ushers and security guards are available throughout the performance to monitor everyone’s safety, and to assist in any way they can. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, please speak to one of our friendly staff who will assist you. 


To ensure timely entry, please arrive early for your performance.  

Once you have entered, we ask that you move swiftly to your seat to avoid crowding in the lobby. 


The Cathedral Choral Society is currently selling tickets up to our full capacity for all performances after September 1, 2021. This means that there will not be physical distancing within the venue, and you will have patrons sitting directly next to, in front of, and behind you. Should city mandates or other health organization advise against maintaining a full capacity, you will be notified.