The safety of your children and our staff is our #1 priority. Below is a list of the safety measures we are taking, as well as things to consider before enrolling your child in a class with us.

MASK POLICY

  • SYT is following the CDC's recommendations for masks. Spartanburg is considered a high-transmission area, so we are asking that all instructors, students, and parents who enter the building, regardless of vaccination status, to please wear a face covering/mask at all times.

  • There may be times during class, as long as all students can remain safely distanced, that the instructor may allow them to take off their masks, specifically when working on facial expressions, etc.

RISK-FACTORS & RESTRICTIONS

  • All participants must sign a waiver releasing SYT from any liability related to contraction of COVID-19 and other related illness before students may attend a class. This waiver will be sent upon registering for a class.

  • Before arriving for class, each child and household members must be able to confirm that to the best of their knowledge no one has been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days, nor have they been around anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days. All participants should inform Spartanburg Youth Theatre immediately of any COVID-19 changes in their household while child is enrolled in class.

  • Students should not attend class/camp at the Spartanburg Youth Theatre if they or anyone in their household is diagnosed with or shows symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell), and will wait the proper quarantine period as recommended by the CDC before returning to class/camp.

  • If your child is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because of any risk factors, please refrain from enrolling your child in a class. 

  • In the case that you or your child test positive for COVID-19 after attending classes, please inform SYT as soon as possible.

 

DROP-OFF

  • All students must be pre-registered with payment

  • All waivers and release forms must be submitted online before the first day of class.

  • Parents may enter the building as long as they are masked to drop off their child. We ask that parents do not stay in the building during class, but rather remain in their cars or leave and come back at the end of class to pick up their child.

  • Drop off location and details will be emailed directly to you upon registering for class.

PICK-UP

  • Parents will pick up students at the same location where they were dropped off.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before class/camp is scheduled to end.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

  • All instructors and students, regardless of vaccination status, are asked to wear a face covering/mask at all times. If your child does not have a face covering/mask, we have plenty and can provide one for them.

  • Class size is limited to 12 students (3rd-12th grade) and 8 students (K4-2nd grade).

  • All students will be required to wash their hands/sanitize first thing when they enter the class area each day, and upon departure each day.

  • Classroom and common use areas will be cleaned every day after class concludes.

  • At this time, we will not have in-person performances, but rather the end-of-semester showcases will be filmed. Recordings will be sent out to every participant so families can have a viewing party at home to watch their child’s hard work! Performances will be sent out within 10 days of the last day of class.

  • If SYT is forced to cancel classes due to any new developments related to COVID-19 based off of state requirements, a full refund will be issued for the affected classes. 

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR SYT CLASSES

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