Why The Latest Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Mask Mandate Didn’t Last Long

Allegheny County’s COVID-19 risk level has dropped to medium, and masks are only required when the community level reaches the “high” status.


You won’t need to bring your mask if you’re going to see a show in Cultural Trust venues. 

Effective June 14, the organization will drop its mask mandate, which it just reinstated June 1, because Allegheny County has moved from the high level of COVID-19 risk to the medium level. Masking is required in the Cultural Trust’s venues only when the community risk level reaches a high status. (You can check what status your county is in here.)

You may still be required to provide proof of vaccination, which is determined on a per-event basis as set by the artist or promoter. But as of now, vaccine checks are not required for any of the upcoming events at any of the Cultural Trust’s venues. Make sure to review updates on the event pages or in pre-show emails to guests in case of last-minute changes or stricter policies.

If Allegheny County’s risk level rises to high again, visitors will have to resume masking up.

At the medium COVID-19 community level, those who are at high risk of severe illness are advised to talk to their healthcare providers about whether or not they should wear a mask or take additional precautions. At every level, folks should stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations and get tested if they’re experiencing any symptoms. 

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