Health and Safety Guidelines

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Attendance Policies


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

Please see the CDC’s guide to masks for recommended face coverings.


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

Please visit Washington National Cathedral’s website for more information on the cathedral’s health and safety guidelines.

Prior To Your Visit


If you or someone in your group doesn’t feel well, has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, or has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, please stay home.  


Shortly before your performance date, you will receive a Know Before You Go email from us, sharing the most up-to-date version of this important information with you. Please be aware that only the ticket purchaser will receive these emails, so be sure to share these communications with everyone in your party so that they are aware of what to expect on their visit.

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. 

Venue Information

Outlined below are Washington National Cathedral’s cleaning procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. 

  1. Properly worn face masks are recommended for our staff, volunteers, visitors, worshippers, and vendors. 
  2. Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers will be available to guests in the event space. 
  3. In addition to regular, thorough cleanings, staff is frequently wiping down furniture and other commonly touched surfaces (such as door handles) using EPA-approved disinfectants. We have also upgraded our HVAC system air filters. 
  4. Public water fountains and hand driers will not be in use.
Flexible Exchange Policy

If on the day of your performance you do not feel well or are concerned about your own health and safety, you have several options: 

  1. Watch the live stream of the event. 
  2. Exchange your tickets for a future CCS concert. 
  3. Request a full refund.