Tuesday, January 25, 2022

A change in mask-wearing practice from November to January, at least at two concerts in Basel

When I saw the Brad Mehldau Trio on 14 November, I could only enter the Volkshaus Basel with my covid certificate as proof of vaccination, recovery from covid, or a negative test in the previous 48 hours. (I got in because of vaccination.) But once people were in their seats, they were allowed to take their masks off. I kept mine on, but people around me had mostly taken theirs off. At the Cécile McLorin Salvant concert at the Stadtcasino in Basel the other night, everything was the same – except that everyone I could see from my seat wore a mask throughout the set. What had happened in the meantime? Omicron. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 25 January 2022)

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