The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis COVID Safety Guidelines

The Rep’s top priority is the health and safety of our staff, artists and audiences. Please revisit this page often as our COVID guidelines continue to be reviewed and revised in accordance with CDC guidelines.


AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE

(Updated August 3, 2022) Please note that our COVID-19 guidelines are subject to change based on the evolving global health situation and union and government directives. We will keep a close eye on community levels and communicate increased precautions if community levels reach a high level as reported by the CDC.

Masks are optional and encouraged. 

  • Our Front of House Staff will be one-time use masks on hand for patrons that would like to use them.

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and a valid ID are required for entry into all Repertory Theatre events. 

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, for patrons and public only, will be complete 14 days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or the first dose of J&J.

A completed vaccination consists of 1 Johnson & Johnson shot or 2 Moderna or Pfizer shots - boosters or an additional 3rd dosage not required at this time. 

  • Photo ID includes driver’s license, state ID, student ID, military ID, etc. Guests under the age of 16 are not required to show ID but must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Unvaccinated children under 5 years of age and patrons with a medical condition or closely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination, must provide a negative COVID test. 

All COVID test results must be from a medical lab (CVS, Walgreens, your doctor’s office, etc.) and cannot be an at-home test. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept at-home test results, as they cannot be verified for the identity of the subject nor the time tested.

Negative tests accepted must be either:

  • A PCR test taken within 72 hours of your scheduled performance date;
  • Or an antigen test taken within 24 hours of your scheduled performance date.

Results from a PCR or antigen test must be dated within 24 hours of your scheduled performance date.

TICKETING, PLAYBILLS & CONCESSIONS

Tickets will be electronic and emailed upon purchase. Please add the email address, boxoffice@repstl.org, to your approved addresses to ensure your tickets do not go to your Spam/Junk folder. To request printed tickets please contact the Box Office and allow up to 10 days for delivery. 

Printed playbills will be returning for our 2022-23 season! We will also continue to have digital playbills are available online, accessible via smartphone at performances and shared via email within 24 hours of your performance date.

Concessions will be returning! More details coming soon. 

SYMPTOM MONITORING

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.

Artists

VACCINATIONS

  • 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.

TESTING:

  • Fully vaccinated artists will be tested for COVID-19 weekly.

MASKS

  • Artists will wear masks at all times, except when they are rehearsing or performing on stage.
  • The Rep will provide reusable masks and artists may also use their own masks as long as masks result in at least three layers. Rep-branded masks are one or two layers, and therefore must be worn along with other masks to result in three total layers. Artists are expected to clean and sanitize their own masks regularly. Disposable masks (with a minimum of three layers) will also be available in the rehearsal hall as a back-up option.

SYMPTOM MONITORING

  • All guest artists 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 guest artist has symptoms of COVID-19, they should not report to work in person, and contact Company Management immediately.

POD BEHAVIOR

  • 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.
  • If guest artists host visitors, those visitors must be fully vaccinated and provide a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the “bubble.” PCR lab results must be dated within 72 hours, and antigen (rapid) lab results must be dated within 24 hours of entering the “bubble.” Entering the "bubble" includes, but is not limited to, joining group events such as opening night, or entering the backstage are Testing of artist visitors will be at the expense of the artist or visitor, not the theatre. Proof of vaccination and negative test results should be sent to Company Management and you must receive written approval from Company Management before guests are allowed to enter the "bubble."

REHEARSALS

  • All rehearsals are closed and only essential personnel are allowed entry.

SOCIAL DISTANCING:

  • 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.

REDUCED CAPACITY

  • All workspaces will be operated at 25% capacity, in order to allow for social distancing and to improve ventilation.

Rep Staff

VACCINATION

  • All staff are required to be fully vaccinated by September 10, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption.
  • All staff are required to receive a vaccine booster shot by June 1, 2022 unless they have a medical or religious exemption, and are encouraged to receive them within the CDC’s recommended timeline outlined below.
    • Those who received Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations should receive a booster shot 5-8 months following their second dos
    • ​​​​​​​Those who received J&J vaccinations should receive a booster shot 2-5 months following their first dose.
  • Requests for a medical or religious exemption should be sent to HR@repstl.org.

TESTING

  • Any non-exempt staff whose work requires in-person interaction with the “Production Bubble” must submit to weekly COVID-19 antigen testing, provided by The Rep.

MASKS

  • Masks are optional and encouraged.
  • Front of House Staff and other public-facing staff will be strongly encouraged to wealth a tight-fitting respirator (N95, KN95 or KF94) at all times when interacting with the public. 

 

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.

 

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