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Safety Modifications and Updates

 

As of May 23, 2022

TPAC may change these stated guidelines as additional requirements and policies are published by the state and we will notify if/when any changes are made.  

  • MASKING: The Performing Arts Connection is entirely mask optional however we recognize we are in a COVID surge and therefore we strongly recommend masking for everyone ages 2 and up.  We will support (and encourage) anyone who wishes to mask to continue to do so. As the pandemic situation remains fluid, we will continue to adjust our policies as needed.

  • VENTILATION: Every studio is equipped with a state-of-the-art air purifier running before, during, and after classes. The building is outfitted with Merv 13 filters.

  • CLEANING: Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place and our studios are professionally cleaned 5 times per week.

  • HYGIENE: Hand sanitizer is available in every studio classroom and in our lobbies.

  • ABSENCE REPORTING: 

PRIVATE LESSONS = privatelessons@performingartsconnection.com

ENCORE/TROUPE = theater@performingartsconnection.co

EDT EVENTS = carla@performingartsconnection.com

APPRENTICE PROGRAM = courtney@performingartsconnection.com, fobma@aol.com

ALL OTHER PROGRAMS: Click here to report an absence

  • VIRTUAL LEARNING: All programs are scheduled to be held in-person. Virtual lessons will be made available for all programs whenever possible if unplanned closures extend past a week.

  • IF YOU ARE EXPOSED OR TEST POSITIVE: Click here.  We are also recommending that you test negative on a rapid antigen test before returning to TPAC on days 6-10.

  • IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL: Members of our community may not attend TPAC if they are ill or have developed any symptoms of COVID-19 (see below). Students who have taken fever-reducing medications within the past 24 hours may not attend TPAC. An improvement in symptoms is required in order to return. We reserve the right to perform a verbal wellness check at any time to verify that community members are not experiencing any symptoms. Students that become sick while in our care will be moved to a separate room until their parent/caregiver arrives. We ask that your plan includes being accessible by phone at all times and the ability to pick up within 15-20 minutes if you are notified while your child is in our care. 

  • SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19: Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills, Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough), Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Headache when in combination with other symptoms, Muscle aches or body aches, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms, and/or Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms.

 

As of April 2, 2022

TPAC may change these stated guidelines as additional requirements and policies are published by the state and we will notify if/when any changes are made.  

  • MASKING: The Performing Arts Connection is mask optional in all areas of the studio (lobbies, hallways, classrooms, backstage, performances, audience members, etc.).  We will support (and encourage) anyone who wishes to mask to continue to do so. As the pandemic situation remains fluid, we will continue to adjust our policies as needed.

  • VENTILATION: Every studio is equipped with a state-of-the-art air purifier running before, during, and after classes. The building is outfitted with Merv 13 filters.

  • CLEANING: Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place and our studios are professionally cleaned multiple times per week.

  • HYGIENE: Hand sanitizer is available in every studio classroom and in our lobbies.

  • ABSENCE REPORTING: 

PRIVATE LESSONS = privatelessons@performingartsconnection.com

ENCORE/TROUPE = theater@performingartsconnection.co

EDT EVENTS = carla@performingartsconnection.com

APPRENTICE PROGRAM = courtney@performingartsconnection.com, fobma@aol.com

ALL OTHER PROGRAMS: Click here to report an absence

  • VIRTUAL LEARNING: All programs are scheduled to be held in-person. Virtual lessons will be made available for all programs whenever possible if unplanned closures extend past a week. Note for Conservatory, and Little Limelight Students: If your child is symptomatic, feeling ill, or quarantined and would like to participate virtually, a virtual class experience may be an option if we receive this form 24 hours in advance (or by noon via phone call Mon-Fri).  This is also available for private lessons - please email Alaina. We will do our best to provide you with a private Zoom link so that your child may audit the class from home.  

  • IF YOU ARE EXPOSED OR TEST POSITIVE: Click here

  • IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL: Members of our community may not attend TPAC if they are ill or have developed any symptoms of COVID-19 (see below). Students who have taken fever-reducing medications within the past 24 hours may not attend TPAC. An improvement in symptoms is required in order to return. We reserve the right to perform a verbal wellness check at any time to verify that community members are not experiencing any symptoms. Students that become sick while in our care will be moved to a separate room until their parent/caregiver arrives. We ask that your plan includes being accessible by phone at all times and the ability to pick up within 15-20 minutes if you are notified while your child is in our care. 

  • SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19: Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills, Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough), Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Headache when in combination with other symptoms, Muscle aches or body aches, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms, and/or Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms.

 

As of March 14, 2022

TPAC may change these stated guidelines as additional requirements and policies are published by the state and we will notify if/when any changes are made.  

  • MASKING: The Performing Arts Connection will be mask optional in our classrooms, lobbies, and hallways as of Monday, March 14.  Additionally, masks will be optional backstage and on stage at performances. Masking policies for audience members at performances will be announced in early April.  We will support (and encourage) anyone who wishes to mask to continue to do so. As the pandemic situation remains fluid, we will continue to adjust our policies as needed.

  • VENTILATION: Every studio is equipped with a state-of-the-art air purifier running before, during, and after classes. The building is outfitted with Merv 13 filters.

  • CLEANING: Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place and our studios are professionally cleaned multiple times per week.

  • HYGIENE: Hand sanitizer is available in every studio classroom and in our lobbies.

  • ABSENCE REPORTING: 

PRIVATE LESSONS = privatelessons@performingartsconnection.com

ENCORE/TROUPE = theater@performingartsconnection.co

EDT EVENTS = carla@performingartsconnection.com

APPRENTICE PROGRAM = courtney@performingartsconnection.com, fobma@aol.com

ALL OTHER PROGRAMS: Click here to report an absence

  • VIRTUAL LEARNING: All programs are scheduled to be held in-person. Virtual lessons will be made available for all programs whenever possible if unplanned closures extend past a week. Note for Conservatory, and Little Limelight Students: If your child is symptomatic, feeling ill, or quarantined and would like to participate virtually, a virtual class experience may be an option if we receive this form by 12pm Mon-Fri or for Saturday classes by 4pm on Friday. (This is also available for private lessons - please email Alaina). We will do our best to provide you with a private Zoom link so that your child may audit the class from home.  

  • IF YOU ARE EXPOSED OR TEST POSITIVE: Click here

  • IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL: Members of our community may not attend TPAC if they are ill or have developed any symptoms of COVID-19 (see below). Students who have taken fever-reducing medications within the past 24 hours may not attend TPAC. An improvement in symptoms is required in order to return. We reserve the right to perform a verbal wellness check at any time to verify that community members are not experiencing any symptoms. Students that become sick while in our care will be moved to a separate room until their parent/caregiver arrives. We ask that your plan includes being accessible by phone at all times and the ability to pick up within 15-20 minutes if you are notified while your child is in our care. 

  • SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19: Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills, Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough), Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Headache when in combination with other symptoms, Muscle aches or body aches, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms, and/or Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms.

 

As of March 13, 2022

TPAC may change these stated guidelines as additional requirements and policies are published by the state and we will notify if/when any changes are made.  

  • MASKING: Everyone ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask (worn properly over their nose and mouth) at all times while at TPAC.

  • VENTILATION: Every studio is equipped with a state-of-the-art air purifier running before, during, and after classes. The building is outfitted with Merv 13 filters.

  • DISTANCING: All members of our community will be expected to practice physical distancing of at least 3 feet (and 6 feet whenever possible) and follow good hand hygiene.

  • CLEANING: Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place and our studios are professionally cleaned multiple times per week.

  • HYGIENE: Hand sanitizer is available in every studio classroom and in our lobbies.

  • VIRTUAL LEARNING: All programs are scheduled to be held in-person. Virtual lessons will be made available for all programs whenever possible if unplanned closures extend past a week. Note for Private Voice, Conservatory, and Little Limelight Students: If your child is symptomatic, feeling ill, or quarantined and would like to participate virtually, you must email the office by noon on the day of your lesson or class. We will do our best to provide you with a private Zoom link so that your child may audit the class from home.  

  • IF YOU ARE EXPOSED: Do not need to quarantine - Ages 18 or older and have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses including boosters; ages 5-17 and completed primary series of COVID-19 vaccines; you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days. Please see here for complete guidance. DO need quarantine: Ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines but have NOT received a booster shot; you are NOT vaccinated OR have not completed a primary vaccine series (which means you are two weeks past your second dose). You may return to TPAC after 5 days of isolation provided there are no symptoms (note that exposure date is Day 0). When possible, please provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken on Day 5 or later. Please see here for complete guidance.

  • IF YOU TEST POSITIVE: If you are symptomatic isolate for 5 days. Day 0 is your first day of symptoms. If you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have improved, you may end isolation after 5 full days. If you are entirely asymptomatic isolate for at least 5 days. Day 0 is the day of your positive viral test (date you were tested). You may return to TPAC after 5 full days. Please see here for complete guidance.

  • IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL: Members of our community may not attend TPAC if they are ill or have developed any symptoms of COVID-19 (see below). In order to return to the studio after exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms we require proof of a negative COVID-19 test (either PCR or rapid antigen test) and/or proof of clearance from a local health official and/or isolation for 5 days. Students who have taken fever-reducing medications within the past 24 hours may not attend TPAC. For students with symptoms NOT on the COVID-19 symptoms list, an improvement in symptoms is required in order to return. We reserve the right to perform a verbal wellness check at any time to verify that community members are not experiencing any symptoms. Students that become sick while in our care will be moved to a separate room until their parent/caregiver arrives. We ask that your plan includes being accessible by phone at all times and the ability to pick up within 15-20 minutes if you are notified while your child is in our care. 

  • SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19: Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills, Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough), Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Headache when in combination with other symptoms, Muscle aches or body aches, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms, and/or Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms.

 

As of January 6, 2022

TPAC may change these stated guidelines as additional requirements and policies are published by the state and we will notify if/when any changes are made.  

  • MASKING: Everyone ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask (worn properly over their nose and mouth) at all times while at TPAC.

  • VENTILATION: Every studio is equipped with a state-of-the-art air purifier running before, during, and after classes. The building is outfitted with Merv 13 filters.

  • DISTANCING: All members of our community will be expected to practice physical distancing of at least 3 feet (and 6 feet whenever possible) and follow good hand hygiene.

  • CLEANING: Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place and our studios are professionally cleaned multiple times per week.

  • HYGIENE: Hand sanitizer is available in every studio classroom and in our lobbies.

  • VIRTUAL LEARNING: All programs are scheduled to be held in-person. Virtual lessons will be made available for all programs whenever possible if unplanned closures extend past a week. Note for Private Voice, Conservatory, and Little Limelight Students: If your child is symptomatic, feeling ill, or quarantined and would like to participate virtually, you must email the office by noon on the day of your lesson or class. We will do our best to provide you with a private Zoom link so that your child may audit the class from home.  

  • IF YOU ARE EXPOSED: Do not need to quarantine - Ages 18 or older and have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses including boosters; ages 5-17 and completed primary series of COVID-19 vaccines; you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days. Please see here for complete guidance. DO need quarantine: Ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines but have NOT received a booster shot; you are NOT vaccinated OR have not completed a primary vaccine series (which means you are two weeks past your second dose). You may return to TPAC after 5 days of isolation provided there are no symptoms (note that exposure date is Day 0). When possible, please provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken on Day 5 or later. Please see here for complete guidance.

  • IF YOU TEST POSITIVE: If you are symptomatic isolate for 5 days. Day 0 is your first day of symptoms. If you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have improved, you may end isolation after 5 full days. If you are entirely asymptomatic isolate for at least 5 days. Day 0 is the day of your positive viral test (date you were tested). You may return to TPAC after 5 full days. Please see here for complete guidance.

  • IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL: Members of our community may not attend TPAC if they are ill or have developed any symptoms of COVID-19 (see below). In order to return to the studio after exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms we require proof of a negative COVID-19 test (either PCR or rapid antigen test) and/or proof of clearance from a local health official and/or isolation for 5 days. Students who have taken fever-reducing medications within the past 24 hours may not attend TPAC. For students with symptoms NOT on the COVID-19 symptoms list, an improvement in symptoms is required in order to return. We reserve the right to perform a verbal wellness check at any time to verify that community members are not experiencing any symptoms. Students that become sick while in our care will be moved to a separate room until their parent/caregiver arrives. We ask that your plan includes being accessible by phone at all times and the ability to pick up within 15-20 minutes if you are notified while your child is in our care. 

  • SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19: Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills, Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough), Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Headache when in combination with other symptoms, Muscle aches or body aches, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms, and/or Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms.

 

As of August 27, 2021

TPAC may change these stated guidelines as additional requirements and policies are published by the state and we will notify if/when any changes are made.  

  • MASKING: Everyone ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask (worn properly over their nose and mouth) at all times while at TPAC.

  • VENTILATION: Every studio is equipped with a state-of-the-art air purifier running before, during, and after classes. The building is outfitted with Merv 13 filters.

  • DISTANCING: All members of our community will be expected to practice physical distancing of at least 3 feet (and 6 feet whenever possible) and follow good hand hygiene.

  • CLEANING: Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place and our studios are professionally cleaned multiple times per week.

  • HYGIENE: Hand sanitizer is available in every studio classroom and in our lobbies.

  • VIRTUAL LEARNING: All programs are scheduled to be held in-person. Virtual lessons will be made available for all programs whenever possible if unplanned closures extend past a week. Note for Private Voice, Conservatory, and Little Limelight Students: If your child is symptomatic, feeling ill, or quarantined and would like to participate virtually, you must email the office by noon on the day of your lesson or class. We will do our best to provide you with a private Zoom link so that your child may audit the class from home.

  • ILLNESS: We continue to be diligent about tracking absences and the return of students to the studio. All members of our community may not attend TPAC if they are ill, have developed any symptoms of COVID-19 (see below) or if they are in quarantine. Students that become sick while in our care will be moved to a separate room until their parent/caregiver arrives. We ask that your plan includes being accessible by phone at all times and the ability to pick up within 15-20 minutes if you are notified while your child is in our care. In order to return to the studio if exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms we require proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test (taken within the approved timeline of current CDC guidelines) and/or proof of clearance from a local health official. Students who have taken fever-reducing medications within the past 24 hours may not attend TPAC. For students with symptoms NOT on the COVID-19 symptoms list, an improvement in symptoms is required in order to return. We reserve the right to perform a verbal wellness check at any time to verify that community members are not experiencing any symptoms. SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19: Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills, Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough), Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Headache when in combination with other symptoms, Muscle aches or body aches, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms, and/or Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms.


SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19: Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills, Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough), Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Headache when in combination with other symptoms, Muscle aches or body aches, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms, and/or Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms.