Summer Camp Programs Safety Protocol

Introduction

In order to maximize the safety of NTPA students, parents, patrons and staff, the North Texas Performing Arts created its Reopening Task force of some 25 professionals including four medical doctors, legal counsel, board members and others. The Task Force defined the procedures and protocols outlined in this document to ensure that NTPA’s Summer Camps are opened in a safe and deliberate manner that best protects the health of its students and patrons.

In addition to the NTPA Summer Camp Program Safety Protocol below, NTPA Staff have been trained upon and will enforce a detailed “Staff Safety Protocol” also approved by the NTPA Task Force outlining their obligations and responsibilities. A copy of the full detailed staff guidance may be made available to Parents or Guardians upon request.

Mask Safety Video Series

NTPA Reopening Task Force Member, Dr. Jenny Duewall, explains why wearing a mask is important, how to talk to children about wearing a mask, and proper methods for putting on and taking off a mask.

General Guidance

  • For the foreseeable future, actors may continue to wear a mask in any production and shall face no discrimination, sanctions or efforts to persuade otherwise.

Beginning July 1:

  • All fully vaccinated youth and adults may enter and move throughout the NTPA facility without a mask, except for when participating in designated “mask required” shows and summer camps.
  • Summer camps must maintain 3 feet of safe social distance between all participants.
  • Unvaccinated persons are required to wear masks at all times except those actors performing on stage in designated “mask optional on stage” productions.
  • Kissing on stage will continue to not be permitted.
  • No other Covid Safety Protocols will be enforced.

Beginning August 1:

  • Masks will be required for the final week of 2021 summer camps and remaining designated “mask required” productions.
  • Masks will no longer be required in NTPA facilities for any other activity.
  • Unvaccinated patrons are encouraged to continue wearing a mask until the CDC says it is safe to do otherwise.
  • No other Covid Safety Protocols will be enforced.
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