After a virtual year, we're grateful to be finding our way back to some in person work. Here you can find our best practices for COVID safety. If you work with Rising Youth Theatre in any capacity this year, here's what you'll need to know.
We hope that all eligible folks who work with Rising Youth Theatre will be vaccinated as soon as they are able to. This is the MOST IMPORTANT thing we can do to keep each other safe.
For Rising Youth Theatre staff, artists, volunteers, and participants, we will need to have your proof of vaccine on file before you attend an in person gathering. If we have your vaccine card on file, you do not have to wear a mask when we gather in person, HOWEVER, you are always welcome to if that makes you feel more comfortable! Many of us who are vaccinated are still masking when we gather indoors.
If you are not vaccinated or we do not have your paperwork on file, you must wear a mask at all times. If you are eating or drinking, you will need to separate yourself from the rest of the group before you remove your mask. There are no exceptions to this. Additionally, if you are not vaccinated, you will need to submit a weekly negative COVID-19 test to Rising Youth Theatre if you are participating in in person work. If you are not able to do this, you will not be able to attend in person gatherings.
We miss working together in person, and we do want to make it happen when we can. However, we are paying close attention to COVID rates in our community, and we may move any in person event throughout the year to a virtual event if it does not feel safe to gather.
We will also try to keep a virtual option available (when possible) so that folks who are higher risk / not ready to gather in person still have an option to participate.
We know that this might lead to feelings of uncertainty throughout the year, and we know how challenging that can be. We promise to be as responsive and communicative as possible, so that you know what is happening.
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Read the current recommendations for safety from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)