COVID-19 & LIT
Lakewood Institute of Theatre and Lakewood Playhouse take the health and wellness of our students, faculty & staff, casts, crews, and patrons very seriously. In order to ensure the safety of everyone at the theatre and our surrounding community, LIT and LPH have implimented safety steps as stated on our Winter 2022 COVID Safety Protocols page. Currently, all camps and classes are planning on being in person. If necessary, we will move all our camps, classes, and performances to either a hybrid or online format. While we are able to meet again at the theatre and our secondary rehearsal space, LIT and LPH will continue to adhere to all Safety Protocols set forth by the Washington State and Pierce County Public Health Departments. These protocols may include:
- Gatherings limited to a certain number of people as mandated by state and local government.
- Maintaining a 6-foot distance between people if mandated by state and local government.
- All employees and volunteers will immediately wash and sanitize their hands upon arrival at the theatre or rehearsal space.
- All employees and volunteers will then check their temperatures daily.
- The bathrooms and other surfaces will be wiped down prior to students and faculty/staff arriving for rehearsals.
- The theatre will be cleaned and sanitized prior to, and after, every rehearsal/class/performance.
- As students arrive, they will be asked to:
- Place their personal items in a location with space between the next persons items
- Immediately wash their hands, following with hand sanitizer
- Reminded to cough into their elbow
- Reminded to keep their hands away from their face (and from each other)
- Reminded that if they blow their nose or use a kleenex to sanitize their hands immediately following
- If a parent wishes to, the thermometer will be available for them to take their student's temperature, or they may give in person permission for a staff member to take the student's temperature. A staff member will have both a Temple Thermometer and alcohol swabs on site.
- If your student is unwell or has a fever, please keep them home until the fever is gone for 24 hours. This needs to be done even if it is not the Coronavirus and just a cold or the flu, as we do not want to get other members of the class sick.
- If your student either stays home from school or is sent home from school due to illness the day of rehearsal because of cold or flu symptoms, please do not bring them to rehearsal. If it is discovered during rehearsal that a student was not at school that day, they will be sent home.
- At upcoming LIT performances, if distancing guidelines are still in place, we will do our best to accommodate our audience members.
Decisions will be based on LPH staff guidance, State and Local government rules, and the
Health Department advice.
Health Department advice.