Covid-19 Procedures and Policies – Youth Theatre Northwest

Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

Last Updated 4/22/21

YTN’s current Covid-19 Guidelines exceed those provided by Washington State Covid-19 Guidelines provided for Youth Development and Performing Arts, and with our unique facility we are able to take advantage of outdoor space and excellent airflow. The theatre especially can have multiple doors open in an already large space. We are confident that we are going above and beyond what is required to ensure that students and staff can safely access the programs they so desperately need right now providing social/emotional learning, creative development, and care support outside the home.

Rehearsals:

(All participants will remain masked; YTN will not be rehearsing without masks at this time.)

Summer Camps:

Will remain as before, following the Day Camp guidelines: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/schools-childcare.aspx

Additional source material: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/DOH-OSPI-DYCF-SchoolsChildCareGuidance.pdf 

Our Basic Policies (subject to change)  

Masks are required at all times on campus. 
Classes and rehearsals will observe social distancing.
Daily health screenings will be required for students and staff members, prior to arriving on campus.  
Rigorous cleaning, per CDC guidelines with windows and doors open for maximum ventilation when possible.
Frequent hand washing and sanitization will be observed.  
In-person group size and contact times will be limited based on area of meeting space and ventilation.
Outside spaces will be utilized when appropriate and weather permitting.  
All vocal instruction for classes will be provided via pre-recorded video. Productions will follow Washington State Performing Arts Guidelines (link above).

All in-person classes and productions will move to a fully online format should quarantine be necessary or to comply with government policy or mandate changes.