COVID-19 Protocols

Theatre Company COVID-19 Protocols (as of February 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 courses, classes, workshops, bootcamps, rehearsals, and performances (hereinafter referred to as “events”). For any questions about these guidelines, please reach out to company director, Bethany Rader, at bethany.rader@tcoe.org.

 

  • K-12 students are required to mask indoors, with exemptions per CDPH face mask guidance.
  • Adults in K-12 school settings are required to mask when sharing indoor spaces with students.
  • Students need to bring and wear a 3-layer mask, a singer’s mask, or a KN95/N95 mask to events. We have purchased a limited amount of these masks that will be available for students at events if they need one.
  • Anyone exempt from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition, must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, if their condition permits it, when in the presence of students.
  • Currently, masks are optional outdoors for all in K-12 school settings. As an extra precaution, the Theatre Company is asking if students could wear their masks OR maintain 3ft-6ft of social distance while outside at events at this time.
  • Air filters are installed on the AC units and an additional air filter has been added to the room where students will be practicing or rehearsing.
  • The Theatre Company is asking for participants to wash their hands before entering a classroom or rehearsal space AND to use hand sanitizer upon entering. Hand sanitizer will be made available.
  • If a participant is feeling sick with COVID-19 symptoms, they need to stay home and notify Bethany immediately.

 

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

 

  • If a participant starts to feel symptoms during an event they will be sent home.
  • If a participant starts feeling ill during an event or has a temperature of 100.4F upon arrival and needs to wait for their parent/guardian to pick them up, a “quarantine” area has been designated for them to rest and wait away from others until they can leave.
  • If a participant or family member tests positive for COVID-19 they need to stay home and notify Bethany immediately.
  • Bethany is working with TCOE RN’s/LVN’s and following the CDPH guidelines for quarantining and isolations. We will also be working with your schools guidelines, but it is EXTREMELY important that you notify us if you are a close-contact exposure. (To verify a close contact exposure, contact Bethany).
  • No one other than required staff, students, other participants, or authorized volunteers are permitted in Theatre Company spaces at this time.
  • Facilities, props, costumes, set pieces, etc. are being sanitized daily in accordance with the cleaning recommendations on the CDPH website. But for this reason, more than ever the rule needs to be followed “If it isn’t your prop, don’t touch it.” OR “If it isn’t YOURS don’t touch it.”
  • We ask that participants DO NOT share water bottles, pencils, scripts, or event materials currently.
  • Please note that there will be no negative repercussions for participants if they are unable to attend an event due to exposure, symptoms, or a positive test. Unfortunately, the old adage of “the show must go on” no longer applies. If you are sick or exposed, please stay home and notify Bethany immediately.
For any questions about these guidelines, please reach out to company director, Bethany Rader at
bethany.rader@tcoe.org or (559) 651-1482.

 

Please use the link below for the state guidance as of January 12, 2022:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx