We are excited to be able to resume in-person lessons starting July 6, 2020 and appreciate, for your safety and the safety of our instructors and staff, that you follow these guidelines until specified otherwise. These guidelines have been created in accordance with the Governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force and CDC guidelines. It will be up to each individual teacher as to whether or not they will choose to offer in-person lessons this Summer; online lessons will continue to be available.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to be “back to business” while keeping everyone safe:
- Social distancing (6 feet) should be respected and adhered to whenever possible.
- Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and disposable masks will be available at the entrance and near the bathrooms. If you have your own mask please bring it to help us cut down on extra COVID costs.
- Masks will be required for both teachers and instructors for the entire lesson. If you are unable to wear a mask, we look forward to you being able to join us in-person once these restrictions are lifted and recommend that you continue lessons online until that time.
- Students should wait in the car or in the OUTSIDE seating areas until their instructor appears at the entrance door to let them in; please allow the previous student to exit the building before entering.
- There is currently no inside waiting room; parents/drivers can wait in their cars or at the outside seating areas.
- Voice lessons will happen ONLY on the theatre stage with a minimum of 10 feet between instructor and student. Masks will not be required DURING the voice lesson, only coming and going.
- Individual studio doors will be left open when students are being taught to increase air circulation. In some instances teachers will be temporarily moved to larger spaces in the building.
- Common use surfaces, including door handles, will be cleaned and disinfected at a minimum of every two hours.
- Performers playing an instrument that releases spit/saliva must collect those secretions on an individual cloth. Saliva may not be deposited on the floor. After handling the cloth, performers must sanitize their hands through either washing or use or hand sanitizer/wipes provided.
- Online/mail payments to instructors is suggested whenever possible.
People should not enter our facilities if they:
- Are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have a fever of 100.4 degrees.
- Have had close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have had COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- Have traveled in the past 14 days 1) outside the United States, 2) by cruise ship, or 3) on public transportation outside of New Hampshire, Maine, or Vermont.
- Are not willing to respect and follow the guidelines specified above.