Castle Theatre owner explains reasoning behind vaccine, test requirement

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BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) — The Castle Theatre made news Monday when management said now through September, all patrons will be required to either show proof of vaccine or a negative COVID test within a 72 hour period.

Owner Rory O’Connor said he and his staff had been discussing the policy for several weeks. The driving reason was safety, but also pressure from the industry. Many venues throughout the Midwest and even some performers are requiring attendees either be vaccinated or tested.

“We’re hoping this thing moves through like wildfire and it burns itself out and by October, this whole thing is over and we can back to normal,” said O’Connor.

O’Connor said he hopes this policy can be temporary, acknowledging the policy will hurt his bottom line. He thinks people who are being cautious will stay home, and those that do not get the vaccine or a test, will not attend. O’Connor said if you do get a vaccine or a test, make sure to bring proof of either along with a photo ID when patrons attend any show at the Castle Theatre.

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