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Updated COVID-19 Testing & Safety Protocols -- As of 10/20/21

We are thrilled to be able to offer in-person rehearsals and performances this winter! 

At Dream Arts Company, the safety of our patrons, students, artists, and staff is our highest priority. 

We are continuing to monitor and follow the guidelines and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Michigan Health Department as we develop and refine our COVID-19 Safety Practices & Policies, ensuring a safe and clean experience for everyone.  We will continue to update our practices and plans as circumstances and guidelines change.  


At this time, all on-site DACO staff members are 100% vaccinated.

 

Our policies have recently changed. Please thoroughly read each of the following sections, and review our Covid-19 protocols before registering for a program/audition.  

 

We understand and respect varying opinions regarding the COVID-19 virus. 

However, if you decide to register for one of our programs/auditions, each student and family will be expected to fully support and follow the protocols outlined by DACO and our rental facility. 

MASK REQUIREMENTS
All students and staff will be required to wear masks inside during rehearsals. This follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent recommendation that everyone should wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn properly over both your nose and mouth. Bandanas and face shields are not sufficient substitutes for masks.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING
Social distancing will be practiced by students and staff during all sessions.

BYE, BYE BIRDIE COVID TESTING PROTOCOLS 

All students and staff members (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to take two COVID tests during our upcoming production. 


COVID TEST ONE: Following the 2021 holiday/winter break, all students cast in the show and staff members (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to present a negative COVID test dated January 2nd, 3rd, or 4th prior to returning to rehearsals on January 5, 2022. In order for your child to return to our production, we must receive the test result via email no later than noon on January 5, 2022.

COVID TEST TWO:  All students cast in the show and staff members (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to present a negative COVID test prior to the opening night performance. We must receive the test result via email no later than noon on January 19, 2022. We will accept test results dated January 17, 18, or 19, 2022. 

​It is of utmost importance for students not to attend classes/workshops/rehearsals if they are not feeling well or show ANY symptoms of COVID 19.

 

Students ONLY will enter our studio courtyard area or BUC building . Parents or caretakers will not be admitted into the studio courtyard/building in order to limit exposure. PARENTS/CARETAKERS—PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR CAR WHEN DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP YOUR CHILD.

Students will enter through the courtyard entrance. From the parking lot, take the sidewalk around the far left (west) of the main building.

At drop off, we will check each student's temperature. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher will not be allowed to enter the DACO studio. Anyone with a fever must be fever-free for at least 72 hours without medication before returning to DACO. Additionally, any staff member who runs a fever will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test before returning to DACO. We require students have a negative COVID-19 test before returning to DACO as well.
 

 

With the exceptions of eating, drinking, or taking a few moments for mask relief, ​masks must be worn at all times during our rehearsal sessions. Teaching Artists will follow this rule as well.

Note: DACO will provide PPE shields for dress rehearsals and the final performance. 

Students will wash and sanitize hands often and thoroughly! Students will be required to sanitize hands upon arrival and at other points throughout the day. DACO will provide hand sanitizer throughout the studio courtyard, in restrooms, and at entrances/exits. Students are also encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.