COVID Information
Updated 8/24/21

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Our
Policy

BackStory Theatre follows the guidance of Broomfield Public Health and Environment. As of August 16, 2021, the following policy will be in place with the understanding that requirements may change at any time. BackStory commits to clear, prompt communication around any changes affecting the health and safety of our participants and their families.

Current Broomfield Public Health Issue:

Together through this pandemic, the Broomfield community has stepped up to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Now is the time to rally again to protect the health and safety of those unable to get vaccinated, and at much higher risk of contracting and spreading the delta variant - including children 11 and younger.

Broomfield Public Health Issues Indoor Mask Requirement for those ages 2-11 in schools and licensed childcare facilities effective Monday, Aug. 16. 

What Does This Mean in Broomfield:

  • Masks are required indoors for anyone age 2-11 in schools and licensed childcare facilities.

  • Masks are recommended, but not required, for adults in schools and licensed childcare facilities.

  • Masks are recommended, but not required, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings. 

BackStory’s studio programming aligns closely with the description of a school facility rather than a public setting and will follow the guidelines pertaining to that setting. We do not follow the policies of any particular school district as our community is served by multiple school districts.

 

  • Occupancy of the building is restricted to registered participants, staff, and approved volunteers. Parents are encouraged to hug and go outside the doors.

  • All individuals age 2-11 years are required to wear a face mask at all times.

  • All participants and visitors (ages 12+) to our studio are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at all times.

    • If you feel you are unable to adequately participate in our programs while wearing a mask, and you are fully vaccinated, a vaccination card may be shown to staff on the first day of class. Vaccinations cards for minors must be shown by their legal parent or guardian. (Fully vaccinated means 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2 dose series, like Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after a single dose vaccine, like J&J’s Jansen vaccine.)

    If you are not feeling well, please, please do not attend our programs. Whenever possible, virtual attendance options will be made available for absent participation. THEATRE IS A TEAM ACTIVITY; STAYING HOME WHEN YOU’RE SICK IS SUPPORTING YOUR TEAM!

    • If you or anyone in your household are experiencing symptoms of illness (headache, sinus congestion or runny nose, fever, sore throat, cough, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, etc.) please refrain from attending in person until all household members have been symptom free for at least 24 hours.

    • If anyone in a participant’s household has had a known or suspected exposure to COVID, the participant may continue to participate, while wearing a mask at all times, as long as they are symptom free and closely monitor their symptoms.

    • If a PARTICIPANT has a known or suspected exposure to COVID, you will follow one of two protocols for quarantine based on the participant’s vaccination status:

      • VACCINATED - you may attend programming and you must get tested 3-5 days after being exposed. Whether a test is positive or negative, please continue to wear a mask and monitor your symptoms for 14 days after exposure.

      • UNVACCINATED – you may not attend programming for at least 8-14 days. If you are tested on day 5 and receive a negative test, you may return as early as day 8 as long as there are no symptoms. Mask wearing is required indoors at all times for unvaccinated participants. Mask wearing will be required outdoors through day 14. If you are not tested, you may return when you have been symptom free for 14 days. If you experience symptoms at any time during that 14 day period, please get tested.

    • Please let us know if you need assistance finding free COVID testing options.

    • If a PARTICIPANT tests positive for COVID, they must report that test to BackStory’s Executive Director for exposure notification immediately. The participant may not attend any programming until all three of the following criteria are met:

      • 10 days from the date symptoms first appeared;

      • 24 hours without a fever (unmedicated); and

      • Symptoms are improving.

  • Participants will be notified via email as soon as possible if they’ve been exposed through a BackStory program. Exposure is defined as being within 6 feet for more than 15 cumulative minutes within a 24 hour period.

  • BackStory uses a UV-C and HEPA air filter in the primary studio and is committed to regular cleaning of high touch surfaces, restrooms, and shared spaces with COVID appropriate cleaning supplies.

  • Please refrain from eating inside the studio; where appropriate, snack breaks may be taken outdoors. All participants are welcome to bring a closed, reusable water bottle labeled with their name to activities. No other beverages are allowed in the studio.

  • If a participant misses more than two weeks of programming due to COVID, class credits will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Public performances will be approached using appropriate guidance for “Public Spaces” as defined by Broomfield Public Health and Environment on an ongoing basis.

Resources

THEATRE IS A TEAM ACTIVITY - STAYING HOME WHEN YOU’RE SICK IS SUPPORTING YOUR TEAM!

Major Symptoms

     *  Fever (100.4+)

     *  Cough

     *  Chills or feeling feverish

     *  Loss of taste or smell

Minor Symptoms

     *  Sore Throat

     *  Headache

     *  Muscle/body aches/pain

     *  Diarrhea

     *  Vomiting/nausea

     *  Feeling extremely tired