Updates for

SUMMER 2021

Message from Ms. Sondra & the Act Too Players Team

Greetings to our Act Too Family!

Providing top-notch theatre training and live performances to this community for the past 18 years has been our privilege, and we're so grateful for your continued support as we work through the current unusual circumstances.  Our summer session will look more normal than this Spring semester did. We feel great about the balance that's been achieved between the health and safety of our students and families, and providing innovative and exciting theatre education for all our young performers.  We're embracing the "new normal" as an opportunity for us to offer more focused training!

All in-person classes will continue to follow the guidelines set by the CDC. We will be maintaining our health-conscious procedures (like taking temperatures upon arrival and departure, increased sanitation, daily staff screenings, and decreased access to common areas). Our staff, teachers, and student workers are all vaccinated and will be wearing masks while teaching. For our students, masks are encouraged but not required.

As the past year has proven, theatre endures no matter what, and we can't wait to continue doing what we love best - fostering the talents of our amazing ATP kids. 

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Here's to a happy and healthy new semester!

Ms. Sondra

Update Posted: May 27, 2021

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Updated May 27, 2021

Message from Act Too

Thank you for your unwavering support and patience as we navigate this return to normal operating procedures. As you know, for the past year we have been busy following the TN Pledge and CDC guidelines to determine what our best options are in keeping our families safe.

The health and safety of our staff, students, and their families is our number one priority. We have implemented several measures to help keep everyone safe in the coming weeks and months. We have opted to follow the best practice guidelines from the CDC and recommendations from the American Camp Association.

 

In response to current COVID-19 safety guidelines we have made the following changes to our summer camp programming:

 

Student and Customer Protection

  1. Screen customers for illness upon entry to studio or during check-in

    1. Staff to take student temperatures onsite with a no-touch thermometer each day upon arrival at camp.

    2. Temperatures will be logged at the beginning and end of each shift

    3. Normal temperature should not exceed 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures that exceed 100.4 will not be permitted on premise.

    4. Question parents at start of camp week regarding COVID-19 symptoms

      1. Has your child been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

      2. Is your child or anyone in your immediate family experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?

      3. Has your child or anyone in your immediate family had a fever in the last 48 hours?

      4. If the answer to any of these questions is ”Yes”, the student will not be allowed to participate and no refund will be offered.

  2. Students and Customers will be required to sanitize their hands upon entering and leaving the facility. Students will also be asked to sanitize their hands before and after snack breaks and lunch (day camp only).

  3. The use of face coverings when in close proximity with others is encouraged but not required.

    1. Our staff is fully vaccinated, and plans to wear masks around the studio.

  4. Recommend that persons more vulnerable or at-risk for  COVID-19 as identified by the CDC—including those who are over the age of 65 or those who have chronic medical conditions—take extra precaution or refrain from use of the facility.

  5. Stay home if feeling ill. All staff should stay home if feeling ill, report any symptoms of illness to Sondra and Megan and require notification of COVID-19 positive case in the student's household.

  6. Arrive with minimal belongings. To limit the risk of exposure, students will be expected to arrive with minimal belongings. Ideally, they should arrive with their lunch (day camp only), pencil, cell phone, water, and script.

 

Business Process Adaptations

  1. Modify check-in and check-out procedures to limit exposure and implement sanitization measures:

    1. Check in and check out students outside of the facility

    2. Staff to wear masks during check in and check out

    3. Students have their hands sanitized upon entry to the facility

  2. Disinfecting of high-touch surfaces: Staff to conduct regular (i.e., every 2 hours) disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, equipment and common areas of the facility using disinfectant cleaning supplies according to CDC guidelines

  3. Removal of shared lobby items: temporarily removing toys, books, and magazines from the lobby

  4. Temporarily close water fountains, common areas, break rooms, check-in counters, where customers or employees may congregate. Students are encouraged to bring their own water.

  5. Post extensive signage on health policies, including the following documents, in the workplace to help educate building occupants on COVID-19 best practices:

  6. Provide a sanitizing station with hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and Lysol.

These policies and procedures are subject to change based upon changes in applicable law at the Federal, State or Local level or changes in best practices according to CDC or other public health authorities.

All other regular facility rules still apply.

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