Covid-19 Procedures and Policies – Youth Theatre Northwest

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Last Updated 6/14/23

General Program Policies

Students/staff/audiences are invited, but not required, to be maskless during YTN programming.  

Participants, regardless of vaccination status, may be asked for serial COVID testing to better ensure safety, especially for programs (like rehearsals) with frequent contact times.
If at any time participants experience symptoms that could potentially denote COVID-19, participants are asked to test prior to their next on-site program time. 
If a participant experiences a COVID exposure, YTN asks for COVID testing 5 days after the exposure if the participant is not experience symptoms or immediately if they start experiencing symptoms (per CDC guidelines).

Lifting Vaccination Requirement for Staff:

As of June 10, 2023, YTN no longer be requiring proof of COVID vaccination for newly hired staff and contractors.
Which was previously, but no longer, a requirement for Washington state employees and contractors working with K-12th student populations, originally made effective October 2021:

If You Test Positive:

After a positive test result, please let YTN staff know immediately so staff may assess exposure risks, notify families of a possible exposure, and adjust plans as needed.

Participants that test positive may return to programming following isolation guidelines from the CDC.

Testing for Cast, Crew, and Production Teams for Shows

If there is a positive case within the cast, crew, or production team at any point in the process:
  • Possibly exposed participants will (likely) be asked to retest after the incubation window.
  • Pending results of testing, an alternative production/performance schedule will be sent out, if possible.

COVID-Related Class Policies

If government guidelines change or if quarantine is required, YTN classes and camps automatically transfer to an online format.
Refunds will not be granted in this case or in cases where families wish to withdraw due to changing COVID policies (such as mask mandates, health screening, testing, etc.).