We love seeing you in person, and hope that your family remains healthy and well! We're so glad we've been able to return to a safe in-person school environment, creating amazing growth and performance fun for our community of talented young artists. Please be assured that at Allegra, absolutely nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our family of students, and staff members.
With a vaccinated staff, and a mask requirement for anyone entering Allegra, we are closely monitoring current pandemic conditions. We will continue to follow all local and state safety recommendations, along with our own additional measures designed for safe group programs, and private music lessons. For those who are not comfortable with in-person lessons, we continue to offer private virtual music lessons.
Based on current state and county health recommendations, the following are the measures we have taken to safely return to Allegra. When these recommendations are updated, we will revise our related policies and procedures. Again, our goal is to do everything in our power to keep our entire community safe and healthy.
Staff Safety and Screening
All staff are fully vaccinated and wear masks while at the studio. If showing symptoms of COVID-19, staff will stay home until they have a negative test.
Student Testing and Screening
In addition to vaccination, screening and testing have proven to be essential tools in the prevention of COVID-19. If your child, other member of the household, or someone you have been in contact with, is showing COVID symptoms, we will require that you consult with your doctor and consider a COVID test prior to returning to Allegra.
Masks, Distance and Hand Washing: Our Best Defense
All staff, students, parents/family, and visitors are required to wear masks at Allegra, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, single-use masks will be made available for purchase if a student, parent or visitor does not have one.
Students and staff will be reminded and asked to wash and sanitize their hands when entering the studios.
Where possible we will have students and staff maintain physical distance even while wearing masks. These simple health and safety protocols have been proven effective at reducing the risk of transmission. They are easy to implement and follow if we are all willing to care for one another.
Keeping Students Safe During Their Session
Indoor rehearsals for group programs will be limited to our largest spaces (Allegra Room, Annex, Cleared Lobby).
Activities requiring the large groups will be conducted outside (weather and situation permitting).
If we discover any potential health risks during group sessions, we will separate the student and contact parents immediately.
Additional Measures Allegra Will Take to Keep Our Families and Staff Safe
In addition to all other the safety precautions previously mentioned, Allegra is doing the following:
Allegra has installed portable air purifying units with HEPA filters throughout the space. All filters have a suggested DADR (Clean Air Delivery Rating) of 240.
We will continue our rigorous cleaning schedule to ensure all shared spaces and hard surfaces are regularly wiped down and disinfected throughout the day.
Antibacterial wipes/gels will be made available in all classrooms including a station in the waiting room.
We are looking forward to an amazing 2021-22 season filled with the magic and delight of creating live music and theater by bringing the creative and collaborative talents of young artists together. We simply cannot wait to see you and our talented theater education staff again in person!
Updated: December 16, 2021