Students aged 5+ must provide proof – in the form of a physical vaccination card, or photo or a digital vaccination card through your home Health Dept. – that they are fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person classes, camps and workshops at LTA. Students who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief will require proof of a negative COVID-19 test (each week classes and camps are held) in order to be allowed entrance. The test should be a PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class, camp or workshop start time, or an antigen test taken the same day of the class. At home tests will not be accepted. Proof will be accepted in the form of a physical negative test result; an email from a test provider; an app verifying negative test.
LTA’s Education Department thanks the community for their continued support of our classes and camps. Although we will be continuing to offer online classes, we’re looking forward to opening up our physical doors to students this fall. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made changes to our operations and procedures to ensure the well-being of our students, teaching artists, staff and patrons. We will continue to evaluate accordingly as we learn more.
In making the decision to return to on-site instruction, LTA’s Education Department has carefully considered and planned measures to minimize risks to our students, instructors, and their families. LTA has received the ALX Promise Seal of Approval, recognizing LTA’s commitment to complying with the guidelines issued by the US CDC, the Governor of Virginia, and the City of Alexandria in our response to COVID-19.
The exposure mitigation measures in place for on-site classes (in-person and hybrid) at LTA include:
Newly installed high efficiency air filters, our long-time daily cleaning service has been equipped with and trained in the use of newly acquired sterilization equipment, we have implemented physical distancing-measures, and all students (and teachers and assistants) will be required to have their temperatures taken with an infrared thermometer on arrival.
Rooms will be thoroughly sanitized by our cleaning service each morning and again before and after class by the teaching staff. The wearing of face masks that cover both mouths and noses while on LTA property, both indoors and outdoors, is mandatory. Masks will be provided to those who need them.
For information on the ALX Promise Seal of Approval, please visit https://www.visitalexandriava.com/alx-promise/.