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TWS/CTWS Covid-19 Procedures

Last updated 12.21.21

In addition to following CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines, C/TWS is currently following these practices.

Vaccination and Mask Policy for TWS/CTWS

TWS and CTWS require proof of full vaccination for anyone entering the building ages 5 and up. Masks will also be required for everyone entering the building and worn for the duration of stay in the building.

These policies will be reviewed and amended as needed.

Audiences

  • Properly fitted masks required at all times regardless of vaccination status.
  • Proof of full vaccination required to enter the building.
  • For those unable to be vaccinated, we require proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.
  • Those unable to provide this proof will not be allowed to enter the building and will be offered the choice of an exchange or a refund.
  • Verification of vaccine/test status will be confirmed at the door prior to building entry.

Performers (TWS/CTWS)

  • Proof of full vaccination required to be allowed in the building.
  • For those unable to be vaccinated, we require proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to beginning rehearsals or class AND proof of weekly testing.
  • No at home tests accepted.
  • Properly fitted masks required regardless of vaccination status except during adult show performances.
  • For adult shows: “Masks off” date will be determined by the executive artistic director in consultation with the TWS Safety Chair.
  • This proof must be provided to and confirmed by the C/TWS directors.

Students (CTWS) – in classes and in shows

  • Full vaccination is required for students ages 5 and up.
  • Full vaccination proof must be submitted prior to 1st class to ctws@theatrewesternsprings.com.
  • Properly fitted masks required regardless of vaccination status.
  • Students should not be sent to class/rehearsal with sickness of any kind.
  • For those not able to be vaccinated, weekly testing is required. Negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of 1st weekly class/rehearsal, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the first weekly class/rehearsal.
  • No home tests accepted.
  • Curbside drop off when available.
  • No parents allowed to wait inside during classes/rehearsals.

Volunteers/Staff/Contractors

  • Proof of full vaccination required to work in the building.
  • Properly fitted masks required regardless of vaccination status.
  • For those unable to be vaccinated, we require proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to beginning work or activities and proof of weekly testing.
  • This proof must be provided to and confirmed by the appropriate crew chair or EAD or CD.

Other

  • “Fully vaccinated” means at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Paper or digital copies of an official vaccine card are accepted.
  • Home tests not accepted.

If you have specific questions, please email ead@theatrewesternsprings.com  (for adult theatre related questions) or cd@theatrewesternsprings.com (for CTWS student related questions. Thank you.

 

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