HCT Covid Reopening Policies 9.20.21
September 20, 2021
The Board of Directors for Hendricks Civic Theatre would like to thank all our production crew and actors who have eagerly volunteered to participate in our first show back since the start of the pandemic. We could not be more excited for this opportunity to bring the joy of live theater back to our community.
We want to do our part to ensure a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for our actors, volunteers, and patrons with the hopes that we will not experience any additional disruptions to our season. We are monitoring updates from the CDC and state and local governments to ensure that we are compliant with any changes to regulations, and we will provide any updates that will impact your experience with our organization. These policies are subject to change at any time and shows are subject to cancellation at any time should the Board of Directors deem it necessary to protect the health and safety of our actors, volunteers, and patrons as well as to protect the financial investments the organization has made in the production.
As of September 19, 2021, our health and safety protocol for re-opening will involve the following:
- Masks are required indoors for all audience members, regardless of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination is required. We encourage those who cannot or do not wish to wear masks to take advantage of our new streaming options for our productions due to the limited space in Longstreet. Following the recommendations from state and local officials, HCT will require the following for all volunteers and patrons according to the county Covid status:
- If Hendricks County is in a “red” or “yellow” status for Covid-19, then every person will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to entering Longstreet and all patrons and volunteers will be required to wear a mask for the whole time they are inside the building. No exceptions will be made. Any person who is unable or unwilling to show proof of vaccination will not be permitted to enter the building and no refunds will be made. Any person who is in violation HCT’s mask requirement while in the building will be removed from the building and no refunds will be made.
- If Hendricks County is in a “blue” status for Covid-19, then every person will be required to provide proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative Covid test completed no more than 72 hours prior to the show date. In a “blue” status, HCT strongly recommends, but will not require, that all patrons and volunteers wear masks while inside Longstreet. Any person who is unable or unwilling to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test will not be permitted to enter the building and no refunds will be made.
- Concessions will not be served during performances while the audience indoor mask policy remains in effect.
- Intermissions will be lengthened to 20 minutes to allow for increased time for restroom breaks and to mitigate congestion in the hallway.
- Hand sanitizer stations installed in Longstreet and enhanced cleaning protocols are in place.
- Tickets must be purchased in advance for all performances. No tickets will be sold at the door.
- When possible, shows will be offered both in-person and via streaming service.