PacRep/School of Dramatic Arts (SoDA) COVID Prep protocols for Forest Theater
Beginning Summer 2022, all students ages 5 and over will be required to be fully vaccinated.
1. Parents and students will be sent a COVID-vaccination verification form, via DocuSign or some other touchless system, to return prior to entering the premises beyond the main parking lot. At the student's first attendance, please have the student's vaccination card on hand.
2. Temperature checks, as well as logging, will be implemented for every student, assistant, and faculty member entering the premises. Students should be dropped off and picked up in the main parking lot, and proceed to the lower deck for touchless check-in (once a student is given the all clear they can “wave” to their parent to depart)
Sign In/Out Procedures:
- A designated lobby should be provided at the entrance to each facility. The intent of the lobby is to avoid possible exposure to the facility and other program participants.
- Limit the number of participants and parent/guardian allowed in the lobby for sign in/pick up to one adult and children limited to the direct family unit.
- If possible, the same parent/guardian who drops off should pick up.
- All waiting parents and participants should wait outdoors on predetermined social distancing markers until they are called to sign in.
- Advise parents beforehand that the sign in process will take more time because of social distancing and health screening and to allow more time for sign in.
- Parents/Guardians and visitors should not be allowed out of the parking lot (out of their vehicles) .
- Hand-washing stations should be provided in the entryway. If hand-washing is not available, hand sanitizer of at least 60% ethyl or 70% isopropyl alcohol should be provided.
- Parents should wait in the parking lot until sign in/ check out is complete (student will “wave off” parents to exit from the parking lot).
3. Face coverings (mask or mask/shield) will be optional for both employees and students. Hand sanitizing stations will be readily available, and hand-washing procedures will be implemented.
5. Students should only bring what is needed for their class.
6. There will be no access to water fountains or jugs. Students must bring their own bottles of water, with enough to last through their classes. Bottled water is available at Bruno’s (the closest), for purchase if needed. All other items should be left at home or in your vehicle.
7. Food and Drinks cannot be shared. All items brought to the school are for the student only. All students will have a designated spot at the facility for their personal items to be placed.
8. Class size limitations. We are mandated to follow social distancing with stationary instructor/s.
9. Teacher to student limitation, meaning one teacher per group for the duration of the camp, teachers will not switch/rotate through groups.
10. If there are two teachers, the student capacity will be reduced and the second teacher is not able to work with any other student-group for the duration of the camp.
11. Each group/camp of students will stay in the same area unless directed to move locations.
12. Each student will have their own assigned learning space. Spaces will not be shared. Students will not be doing partner work or contact work.
13. Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized before and after every class, and a touchless sign-in process will be implemented. This will provide safety and tracking for registered students to access the bathroom.
14. All bathrooms have capacity listed and are limited to enrolled, in-session students only.
15. Students will need to maintain social distance while on breaks, as well as during any meal breaks.
16. Obey all signage, which follows state, OSHA, and county guidelines.
17. Daily checklists of cleaning and safety procedures will be implemented.
18. We support and enable trace and track. Any and all COVID possible exposure will be reported to families within the group affected.
19. Employees or students must provide a negative test or quarantine for 14 days, before returning to school (if possible exposure reported).
20. PacRep’s on-campus SoDA employees have taken and logged an official COVID training course, with a completion certificate.
*In-person Classes and Camps will be held outdoors. If, for any reason, a student is directed to enter an indoor space, the following guidelines will apply:
21. No one will be allowed in the lobby, unless specifically directed. Any questions or parent communication will be dealt with by phone, by email or from a 6-foot distance outdoors.
22. Touchless door entry: all doors will remain open during school hours. Signage is placed to remind members to “leave open”.
23. All indoor areas will be sanitized at the end of each camp, as well as on breaks. Door handles and floors will be cleaned. All doors will be wiped down before and after each class..
24. Ventilation system will remain on, pushing the air towards the open doors to the outside for fresh air and recirculation.
25. Students enter from the exterior entrances to the lobby, only if necessary. There will be no shared space of the theatre, the dressing rooms, booth, office, and so forth.
All facilities should have access to the following supplies (if possible);
- Facial tissue
- Paper towels
- Children’s surgical masks
- Adult surgical masks
- Face shields for health screeners
- Gloves in various sizes
- No touch thermometers
- Hand soap
- Hand sanitizer; minimum 60% ethyl or 70% isopropyl alcohol
- Disinfectant wipes
- EPA approved disinfectant
- Touchless trash receptacles
Dear SoDA Families,
We are pleased to report that, working with local and county health officials, PacRep will continue in-person classes for our after-school camps, and for our annual Saturday Academy.
As a phase 2.5 school and/or phase 2 summer camp/childcare, we have prepared additional information for you to share:
As student health and safety is of our highest concern, we are required to ask our students to wear a face-covering whenever on school premises (when not eating, drinking, or exercising alone outside). This applies outdoors, even while social distancing. Referencing younger students, the health department has also asked us to suggest to students and their families that “doing more” is advisable.
We have updated our website with our 25+ COVID modifications and implementations. You will find these at www.schoolofdramaticarts.org, as well as by separate email, after registration.
We also wanted to share some great suggestions from Laura at the Dance Center:
This face covering (2.5 filters sold separately on Amazon) is great for teaching dance for long hours without needing a break:
https://etsy.me/2ZDc27h (Age 12+ Sports Option)
This Canadian-made respirator that filters both the intake and outtake works well for dance, and the company sells filters, too:
Another sports suggestion was this face covering for ease of breath, although some have found them thin:
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Take good care,
Founder & Executive Director
Pacific Repertory Theatre