Guest Requirements
Your health and safety, and the health and safety of our artists, staff, and volunteers, are our top priorities. We are committed to following all required State, County, and venue policies, as outlined below:

Vaccination Policy – California State Requirement
From September 1-November 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test will be required for indoor events with over 1,000 participants. This includes everyone attending SLO Symphony concerts inside the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo, as well as all staff and artists working the events. Review the latest guidelines here.
“Fully vaccinated” means your first visit is at least 2 weeks after your final vaccine dose. Along with your ticket, you will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card, a picture of your vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record. All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at If you prefer to present a negative COVID test, it must be conducted within 72 hours prior to the event (PCR and antigen accepted), with negative test result shown at entry. Self attestation for vaccination or testing will not be accepted, per state guidelines.
If you will not be fully vaccinated by the date of your planned visit, or are unwilling to perform a COVID test in order to attend, you may return your tickets for a credit on your account or request a full refund by emailing Subscribers who do not renew this season may elect to make a donation in any amount to have their seat locations retained and the opportunity to renew for the 2022-23 season.
Mask Policy – SLO County Requirement
On July 28, 2021 the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its  Guidance for Face Coverings, recommending mask use for indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. Read the full recommendation here.
The San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Health requires that all guests, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks at indoor events and in the office. You must wear a mask to SLO Symphony concerts and in the office unless you are actively eating and drinking, or are otherwise exempt from wearing a mask due to a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.).
Please wear a mask, with two or more layers, over your nose and mouth and under your chin. The following are prohibited: Masks with exhalation valves; masks made of loosely woven fabrics; scarves, buffs, bandanas, gaiters, and face shields alone (inadequate protection). Disposable masks will be available free of charge, upon request. View the latest guidelines here.
Health Policy
Stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, have been in contact with someone known to be or suspected to have been infected with COVID-19 within the last 10 days, or if you are subject to a quarantine or isolation order. For ticket return options, please contact

San Luis Obispo County is again mandating the use of face coverings in all indoor public places. The Health Officer Order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on September 1, 2021 and applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. 

Free coronavirus testing is available to the public at the old train station in Paso Robles and at the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Hall. Both locations are open Mondays through Fridays from 7AM-7PM.

In accordance with regulations announced by the California Department of Public Health, guests attending ticketed events at the Performing Arts Center must either present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen (rapid) test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time. At-home tests will not be accepted. Masks will also be required, regardless of vaccination status, at all times in the Performing Arts Center unless actively eating or drinking. Check for full health & safety protocols. *Policies subject to change if guidelines are modified by the California Department of Public Health.

No Ties Allowed dress rehearsals will only require masks, not proof of vaccination or negative test.