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COVID-19 Resources

Department of Theatre Arts – Safety & PPE Protocols

Revised: August 10, 2020

PRODUCTION

SINGING WITH LIVE MUSIC AND AUDIENCE

  • This activity will be conducted remotely.

ACTING WITH AN AUDIENCE

  • Face covering must be worn at 12’ spacing.Audience (comprised of theatre students not external constituents) with face masks minimum of 20’ away from actors and 6’ apart
  • Total capacity to conform to NYS guidelines (current 50% capacity of room but no more than 50 people)
  • Attendance must be taken for contact tracing purposes

COSTUME & MIC FITTINGS

  • Face covering worn by fitter & performer
  • Hands washed before and after fitting
  • When 6’ distance not able to be maintained, it will be for no more than 10 minutes cumulative time with performer. Face shield, in addition to a face covering, is optional in this circumstance. Face shields cannot substitute for a face covering.
  • Once performer is trained in application – fitter no longer involved.

PRODUCTION: SHOP WORK & LOAD IN OF EQUIPMENT & ELEMENTS

  • Standard PPE for shops (protective eye wear, hearing protection, gloves, respiratory protection, hard hats, fall protection)
  • Face covering must be worn by all
  • If 6’ distance cannot be maintained – allowable for no more than 10 minutes (cumulative)
  • Shared tools include sanitizing between each use and providing tool kits where possible
  • Hands washed with soap for at least 20 seconds at the beginning and end of activities.
  • All tools, equipment and surfaces disinfected with an EPA-approved disinfectant at the end of activities

CLASS & STUDIO WORK

SINGING (solo, small and large ensemble work)

  • Recommend outdoors at 15’ with face covering
  • Otherwise – recommended fully remote

PROJECTED VOCAL WORK THAT PRODUCES AEROSOLS

  • Recommend outdoors at 15’ face covering
  • Otherwise – recommended fully remote

ACTING CLASSES (Studio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)

  • Recommend at 12’ with a face covering
  • No floorwork
  • No partnering
  • Rehearsal furniture cleaned prior to and after each use & class with wipes
  • Floors cleaned with EPA-approved disinfectant throughout once a day
  • Hand Sanitizers will be in room

DANCE CLASSES (Studio 1, 3, & 6)

  • Recommend at 15’ with face covering
  • No floorwork
  • No partnering
  • Barres cleaned prior to and after class with wipes
  • Floors cleaned with EPA-approved disinfectant
  • Hand Sanitizers will be in room

DESIGN STUDIO CLASSES

  • 6’ distance and face covering required. Have students step away from work for instructor to step in for critique.
  • If 6’ distance cannot be maintained – allowable for no more than 10 minutes (cumulative)
  • Tool kits are assigned to students to reduce sharing
  • Drafting tables cleaned by students with wipes prior to and after work
  • Hand Sanitizer will be in room

SHOP CLASSES

  • Standard PPE for shops (protective eye wear, hearing protection, gloves, respiratory protection, hard hats, fall protection)
  • 6’ distance and face covering required.
  • If 6’ distance cannot be maintained – allowable for no more than 10 minutes (cumulative)
  • Students will wash hands prior to entering shop and when exiting
  • Hand Sanitizers will be in room
  • Tools and work surfaces will be disinfected with EPA-approved disinfectant at the end of class
  • Tool kits are assigned to students to reduce sharing
  • Poser tools will be disinfected between uses

LECTURE / SEMINAR CLASSES

  • 6' social distancing with face covering required
  • Disinfectant available for students to clean desks
  • Disinfectant available for faculty to clean computer keyboard, etc.
  • Faculty bring their own dry erase markers, erasers, etc.
  • Seating chart, same seats for reliable contact tracing

MEETINGS

OFFICE HOURS, ADVISING, DEPT. MEETINGS & ADMISSIONS EVENTS

  • Recommended remote for all these activities. Any guests or visitors will have to be approved by appropriate Vice President.

OTHER SPACES

LOCKERS

  • Maintain 6’ social distancing -- step back while neighbors are at lockers.

SHARED SPACES (hallways, lobby, restrooms, dressing rooms, storage, mail room etc.)

  • Maintain 6’ social distancing
  • Face covering required
  • Follow directional arrows on the floor
  • Occupancy clearly posted

SHOP VAN

  • 1 person only with a face cover
  • Disinfectant available to wipe down before and after use
  • Keep log of use for contact tracing purposes

WATER FOUNTAINS

  • Filling of bottles OK
  • Signage discouraging drinking from fountains
  • Form lines with 6’ distancing

ELEVATOR

  • Recommend 1 at a time, face covering.
  • If more then1 it is recommend no talking while door is shut.
  • Use elbow to push floor button

Diagrams

file-outline Dillingham Room Diagrams - 20.07.29-dillighma-new-caps.pdf (612.69 KB)
file-outline Hoerner Theatre Audience - dillingham_hoerner-theater.pdf (327.67 KB)
file-outline Hoerner Theatre Dance - 20.07.29-hoerner-dance.pdf (293.18 KB)
file-outline Hoerner Theatre Scenic Pods - 20.07.29-hoerner.pdf (213.48 KB)

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