Broadway theaters in New York City will have a "mask optional" policy for July, the Broadway League announced Tuesday.
Driving the news: It's the latest COVID-19 related restriction to fall by the wayside amid declining case numbers in the city.
Details: Broadway said its mask policy would be reevaluated monthly "as we continue to monitor the science." Audience members are still encouraged to wear masks.
What they're saying: “We’re thrilled to welcome even more of our passionate fans back to Broadway in the exciting 22-23 season that has just begun," said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, in a statement.
Flashback: Broadway has had a number of restrictions since it reopened last summer amid the pandemic, including a proof of vaccination requirement until April 30 this year, the New York Times reports.