COVID-19 Protocols

Theatre Company COVID-19 Protocols (as of September 2022):

Since the Theatre Company gathers students from all over the county, we will be following the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 protocols very closely at all of our activities. For any questions about these guidelines, please reach out to Theatre Company director Bethany Rader at

Our current COVID-19 policy is based on the CDPH department’s current recommendations.

Student Testing Positive:

If a student tests positive, they may return to rehearsal/activity after 5 days if:

  • they re-tested on day 5 and received a negative test and symptoms are improving, they can return on day 6.
  • they test positive on day 5 and test again on day 6 with a negative result, they can return on day 7. 
  • their symptoms are mild or improving. Student must also be fever-free 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication before they return.

In both instances, we are asking if students can please wear a mask for a total of 10 days.

Exposure At Home or School:

If your student is exposed due to a sick family member or friend, it is the state’s recommendation that they wear a mask when in public and then get tested 3-5 days after exposure just to make sure. We also highly recommend wearing a mask at rehearsals. If your student starts experiencing symptoms, please KEEP THEM HOME and test right away.

Exposure at Theatre Company Rehearsal/Activity:

If participants are exposed while at a TCOE rehearsal/activity, we will notify the entire group right away, but we do not have to cancel or postpone rehearsal, require masks, or require testing at that time. The state recommends wearing masks while indoors and for everyone who was exposed to test after 3-5 days just to be cautious. Again, we as a Theatre Company, will also highly recommend the wearing of masks for 10 days after exposure.

This is why it is VERY important to notify Theatre Company director Bethany Rader if your student tests positive for COVID-19. If you are not feeling well or have COVID symptoms, please use your discretion, test, and stay home if you are unsure. As always, we take the health and safety of our students very seriously.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
For any questions about these guidelines, please reach out to company director, Bethany Rader at or (559) 651-1482.