The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis COVID Safety Guidelines
The Rep’s top priority for reopening is the health and safety of our staff, artists and audiences. We have missed you all very much over the past year, but we have been working diligently to ensure that we can bring live performances back to the stage safely.
This plan has been approved by St. Louis County. It is developed in alignment with the guidelines of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Show Me Strong Business Pledge, the St. Louis County public health orders and reopening guidelines for entertainment venues, and Missouri ArtsSafe.
Special thanks to The Rep’s medical advisors for this plan, Dr. Stephen Liang and Dr. Joseph Cherabie of Washington University Medical School’s Infectious Disease department.
Core Safety Principles
- Reduced Contact
- Social Distancing
- Sanitizing and Disinfecting
- Health Screenings
- Staff Training
- Seating is limited to 50% capacity.
- Pairs from the same household will be seated together, with empty seats between households.
- Guests are encouraged to use our digital ticketing option.
- Playbills will be digital, accessible via smartphone.
- All areas where guests are queued will be marked for appropriate physical distancing. This includes, but is not limited to, entrances, box office, registration, exhibits, lobbies, and performance venue entrances.
To help keep our staff, actors and other patrons safe and healthy, please follow the requirements listed below while attending our performances.
Remember to bring a photo ID (e.g. driver's license, state ID, student ID, etc.) AND your COVID vaccination card/photo (showing all shot(s) completed) OR a negative COVID test.
If bringing negative tests results, please ensure they are either:
- A PCR test taken within 72 hours of your scheduled performance date;
- Or an antigens test taken within 24 hours of your scheduled performance date.
(Negative COVID tests are required for all patrons under the age of 12 years old.)
- Patrons should self-monitor and be hyper-aware of the presentation of any symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, coughing, shortness of breath, or lack of smell/taste. In the event that any patron has symptoms of COVID-19, The Rep would respectfully request that they not attend the performance and call the box office to reschedule for another performance. No change fees will be charged and any tickets a patron is not able to use due to illness will be refunded.
All guest artists are required to be vaccinated unless they have a medical
or religious exemption. Upon contracting, proof of vaccination shall be
provided to The Rep.
- Fully vaccinated artists will be tested for COVID-19 weekly.
- Artists who are not fully vaccinated will be tested for COVID-19 three times per week.
- Artists will wear masks at all times, except when they are rehearsing or performing on stage.
- All guest artists should self-monitor and be hyper-aware of the presentation of any symptoms of COVID-19 and should not report to work in
- Guest artists are expected to follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks in any public space, even when not at work.
- Guest artists are also expected to minimize potential exposure to COVID by only spending time in shared public spaces when necessary, and avoiding crowds, particularly unmasked crowds.
- All rehearsals are closed and only essential personnel are allowed entry.
- At least 6 feet of distance will be maintained between artists and the audience.
- Artists will maintain 6 foot distances from one another, except when they are rehearsing or performing.
- All workspaces will be operated at 25% capacity, in order to allow for social distancing and to improve ventilation.
- All staff are required to be fully vaccinated by September 10, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption.
- Fully vaccinated staff that come into contact with artists will be tested for COVID-19 weekly.
- Staff who are not fully vaccinated that come into contact with artists will be tested for COVID-19 three times per week.
- Staff continue to operate on a hybrid work plan. All staff who are able to complete their duties remotely will continue to do so. Only staff whose work requires them to be on site will return to work in person.
- Staff will wear masks at all times.
- Staff working on site will take a daily online health screening, and have their temperature taken when they arrive on site.
NO- or LOW-CONTACT
- Various accommodations have been implemented such that the staff’s work is as low-contact as possible.
- Staff will maintain 6 feet of distance between each other, artists, and patrons.