Safety Measures For In-Person Rehearsals

Broadway Bound takes the health of our staff, artists, students, and families seriously. The decision to have in-person rehearsals is based on strict adherence to the following guidelines**.

  • Students may participate in 100% online. Every family has different needs and we will adapt to your child’s availability.
  • Staff, volunteers, artists, and students will be screened before coming into the building. Those coming will need to report they are not reporting any symptoms listed in the Employer and Visitor Screening Guide issued by the Washington State Department of Health. This questionnaire will be provided digitally to families before attending each class with verbal confirmation at drop-off.

  • Drop-off and pick-up will be in the south parking lot at the University Heights Center. Students will assemble while maintaining social distancing of 6’ before entering the building. 

  • Everyone attending will need to wear a face covering that includes the mouth, nose, and chin and fits close to the face. Those not wearing a face covering will be provided one by Broadway Bound before entering the building. Face coverings will be worn throughout the session. Specially designed singer’s masks will be provided at the first rehearsal.

  • Students will wash or use hand sanitizer upon entering the building

  • Social distancing of 6’ between people will be maintained at all times when possible.

  • All surfaces, including floors, tables, chairs, supplies, handles, and switches will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each session with products approved by the EPA. The common areas & high touch areas in University Heights are being cleaned hourly. 

  • Students will not share any tools or equipment. Any materials provided by Broadway Bound will be cleaned and sanitized or indirectly handled (gloves used to assemble paper goods, craft materials, etc) before disbursement.

    • Headsets and mics are provided by BBCT. Students will NOT touch the handheld mics for vocal recording and each student will have their own mic lavalier (wire) when filming which will be cleaned after each use. 
      • All headsets and mics are wiped down after each use. Headsets have hygienic covers on them to to further reduce possible contamination
  • Windows are kept open during rehearsals and fans are on to get maximum amount of fresh air in the rehearsal rooms.
  • Students will only be allowed in their rehearsal studio and our designated restroom once in the building. 

  • Should a student become ill or show symptoms, their parent/guardian will be called for early pick-up and a BBCT staff member will accompany them outside to wait. If there is inclement weather, a separate room will be provided for the student.

  • Broadway Bound will work with families to address any special care necessary for their children in the program regarding safety needs.

  • If a student (or a member of the artistic team for the show) comes down with symptoms, we ask that they do NOT come to BBCT and to get tested for Covid-19. As an extra precaution, we ask that they consider taking two Covid-19 tests at least three days apart to avoid false negatives/false positives.
    • Once two tests are taken and come up negative, and the person is no longer experiencing any symptoms they may come back to rehearsals.
  • If there is a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the BBCT population
    • BBCT office will follow CDC protocols and inform those who have had close contact with that person and ask them to stay home and quarantine for 14 days and consult with their healthcare provider
    • Studio person was in will be closed for 24 hours for cleaning and disinfection
    • BBCT staff work with local health officials to assess transmission levels and support contact tracing efforts
 
 **Guidelines are based on the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide and recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health. These materials are available upon request.