In response to COVID-19 and out of concern for the health and safety of our patrons 6th Street Playhouse has been implementing many changes. We know how important it is to our community that we continue our mission and we believe that if we can’t bring you to the theatre, we will safely bring the theatre to you. Our theatre, like others around the world, are struggling to survive during this pandemic and we will find a way. We are proud of the virtual theatre we have created and will continue to provide to our audiences and students.
The safety and well-being of our staff, personnel, artists and students are of paramount importance to us. In that light these are measures we have or are in the process of taking with our workspace:
- 6th Street Playhouse is following all current guidance and protocols from the County Health Officer, as well as State of California guidelines. When those policies change, we will notify all ticket holders of the changes in policy.
- Regular testing is being done with staff to discover any positive cases that occur and, upon that event, they will be quarantined appropriately along state and county guidelines.
- Temperature checks, with a contactless thermometer, are required by all those who enter the theatre, classrooms or workspaces.
- All personnel entering the building will be asked the required questions regarding symptoms and exposure to the virus, which includes inquiring about a temperature higher than 100 degrees.
- All health screenings and questionnaires will be kept for contact tracing purposes.
Masks are required for anyone entering the building and must be worn at all times.
Production Related Safety Measures
Initial rehearsals for any and all productions at this time take place virtually with limited in-person rehearsals added later to work with cameras, lighting, and other technical requirements on as limited a basis as possible.
- All in-person rehearsals require all personnel to wear masks, except at the designated time of video broadcast, which is done with outside doors open for fresh air.
- We require frequent hand-washing and use of hand sanitizers, which we provide, as well as use of hydro-alcohol sprays to frequently wipe down all surfaces.
- We have installed Plexiglas partitions to be used to separate performers from each other, with the exception of those artists who cohabitate with each other.
- The spaces we use will be thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected before, during, and after every rehearsal or work day, in accordance with procedures advised by the CDC and Sonoma County Health.
- We will use adequate ventilation including access to open doors and fresh air.
- We will employ social distancing at all times. Including providing separate, socially-distanced dressing rooms for all performers.