To reduce their risk on the road, artists have begun to tighten the circles around them. Dead & Company, which features surviving members of the Grateful Dead, announced this week that it would require fans to be vaccinated or show negative tests for its new tour, which opens on Monday. But the band also circulated a “touring protocols” document among its team saying that no guests — not even family members, other than band members’ spouses — are allowed in a “tour bubble” surrounding the band.

“This is no guest, no pass tour. No exceptions,” says the six-page document, which The New York Times confirmed is authentic.

For many artists, deciding whether to proceed can involve a hard calculation of the thin financial margins of a tour, and the probability that someone in their circle may contract the virus. Although touring is often an artist’s largest source of income, production costs — renting equipment and…

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