Health and Safety

Returning to live, in-person performances safely is of upmost importance to the North State Symphony.

All NSS musicians and staff are employees of Chico State Enterprises at California State University, Chico, and fall under compliance with their health and safety requirements.

Patron health and safety is the responsibility of each of our concert venues. Please check their websites for the latest details on Covid-19 protocols and attendance requirements.

Laxson Auditorium, Chico

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(Updated February 28, 2022)

Beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2022, “fully vaccinated” shall mean two weeks removed from the final dose of a CDC-approved vaccine and, if eligible, having received a booster shot.

(Updated January 5, 2022)

Following guidelines from the State of California and the University, Chico Performances audience members ages 2 and older are required to show proof of full vaccination (at least two weeks after last dose) or a negative COVID-19 test PCR 48 hours prior to event or antigen test 24 hours prior to event. Antigen tests must be administered through a medical provider. At-Home tests or self-attestation will not be accepted. By purchasing your ticket, you agree to these guidelines.

Please be prepared to present a vaccination card, (opens in new window) QR square, or proof of a negative test prior to entering the venue. Regardless of vaccination status, everyone is required to wear masks on the Chico State campus. We ask for continued flexibility as requirements are subject to change.

More information about Chico State’s COVID-19 policies and requirements is available here(opens in new window).

Cascade Theatre, Redding

(Updated February 16, 2022 - from

Effective February 16th, 2022, the state of California mask mandate for indoor events has expired, and the definition of a “Mega Event” has been changed from 500 or more people to 1,000 or more people indoors. Capacity for all events will be limited not to exceed 1,000 people and proof of vaccination, negative test, and masks are no longer required for events at the Cascade Theatre unless specifically required by the performing artist.*

*The North State Symphony will continue to require proof of vaccination or negative test, and face masks indoors at all times, for all patrons through the end of the 2021-22 concert season. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation - it is greatly appreciated by our musicians and staff.

As schools are still required to enforce the wearing of masks indoors (this policy is due to be re-evaluated on February 28th), masks will be required for all school performances at the Cascade Theatre.

The Cascade Theatre will continue to reevaluate its vaccine and masking policy each month and as conditions and trusted medical guidance evolve.

If already-scheduled performers specifically require that patrons adhere to vaccination mandates, the Cascade Theater will honor its commitments with those artists, and will notify patrons in advance of the additional requirements.

We share with all music lovers the hope that vigilance and protection against this pandemic today can help sustain a future that supports and promotes artists and our heritage of outstanding performances. The Cascade Theatre is located at 1735 Market Street, Redding California 96001. The Cascade Box Office is open each week, Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and questions about tickets or this policy can be addressed to: or by calling the Cascade Box Office at 530-243-8877.

State Theatre, Red Bluff

North State Symphony will require patrons to wear face masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status, while attending symphony concerts at the Red Bluff State Theatre.