COVID-19 & the Playhouse

UPDATED 1-15-21:

Along with everything below, we have a newer rule that needs attention! Per Governor Hogan – All Marylanders who do travel outside of Maryland or any individuals who do travel to Maryland must either obtain a negative COVID-19 test result or self-quarantine for 10 days. This applies to all states, with the exception of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. Which means, if you come into town from any other state, you will *not* be allowed into the Playhouse at this time.

We are all having to deal with a new gathering situation. In order to keep the Playhouse as safe as possible, one of the biggest things we are implementing is the ULV atomizer spray fogger to spray throughout the space (along with the commercial grade, disinfectant sanitizer to use for the fogger). These are being adapted for use by major Hotels and Airlines as part of their cleaning protocols in-between uses. We will be implementing this as part of our nightly cleaning protocols.

We feel that in an effort to keep everyone as safe as we can, there are new rules in place for every attendee, volunteer, and manager. Please know that these are temporary until such a time when the CDC states that the pandemic is officially over.

Rule 1: Everyone will have their temperature taken before entering the building. We have a heavy-duty, handheld, non-contact, infrared forehead thermometer and if it shows a temp higher than 100.4, you will not be allowed into the building and be sent away.

Rule 2: Everyone is required to wear a mask and it must be worn properly. It should completely cover your mouth and nose. We understand this can be an issue for some people but we are firm on this particular CDC guideline. Social distancing is to be followed when not in a scene!

Rule 3: Absolutely NO furniture is allowed to be moved. We have set up everything to be as socially distant as possible for use.

Rule 4: This rule is already been on the board but it will be reiterated here – NO outside food or drink. Also, there will be no potlucks during this restrictive time.

Rule 5: This rule is also already been in place but bears repeating – you MUST clean up after your scene. Metricide is available at all cleaning stations. Spray everything (including sides/legs) and let sit for a minimum of 60 seconds. Then wipe down. The longer you leave the Metricide on the equipment, the better. Our suggestion is to move the bottom to a safe place, spray down the equipment, and then tend to your bottom, put your toys away, etc., and wipe down when you are ready to leave the area.

Below is a copy of the waiver that everyone, from management down, must sign each time they come into the Playhouse for an event. There are NO exceptions. Please see Maryland.Gov for more info on contact tracing and more!

PLEASE NOTE: The phone number listed is for contact tracing ONLY. All other calls will go unanswered.