Performing Arts - Extracurricular

Extracurricular Performing Arts Performances and Activities

 

Students, teachers, and support staff must follow all requirements within this document when participating in school-sponsored performing arts activities and performances, even if not in a K-12 classroom setting.

Performances

  • For performances, audience members should be seated in “family units” and those small groups should be spaced at least 3 feet apart. All audience members must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Universal masking is required during performances for participants, including appropriate face coverings and bell covers on woodwind and brass instruments.

Travel for Performing Arts

  • Travel trips must follow CDC’s order for all riders and drivers to wear a mask on buses or other public transportation, regardless of vaccination status. Seat cohorts together on the bus and separate the cohorts by at least 3 feet to the degree possible.
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows as weather permits.
  • Any participant with a positive test must be excluded from the event and removed from the venue.
  • Unvaccinated students, teachers, or other support personnel identified as close contacts should quarantine immediately, even if they recently had a negative test.
  • Fully vaccinated students, teachers, or other support personnel identified as close contacts should be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. They should isolate and follow appropriate guidance if they test positive. If they develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should isolate themselves from others, be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, and tested for SARS-CoV2 if indicated. The symptomatic fully vaccinated person should inform their healthcare provider of their vaccination status at the time of presentation to care.

Testing Requirements for Performing Arts

  • Any participant with a positive test must be excluded from the event and removed from the venue. 
  • Unvaccinated students, teachers, or other support personnel identified as close contacts should quarantine immediately, even if they recently had a negative test.
  • Fully vaccinated students, teachers, or other support personnel identified as close contacts should be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. They should isolate and follow appropriate guidance if they test positive. If they develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should isolate themselves from others, be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, and tested for SARS-CoV2 if indicated. The symptomatic fully vaccinated person should inform their healthcare provider of their vaccination status at the time of presentation to care.