At this time (June 2022), camps will be conducted under current COVID-19 safety guidelines, including the wearing of masks unless actively eating or drinking, performing, or outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.
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. 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.
In making the decision to return to on-site instruction, in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021, 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. Teachers are also fully vaccinated and background checked.
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 see https://www.visitalexandriava.com/alx-promise/. For information on the LTA Safety Re-opening plan please see https://thelittletheatre.com/performances/#newsandannouncements
By enrolling in LTA Education programs, students and parents acknowledge their responsibility for notifying their teacher of any positive COVID test, suspected case of COVID-19 diagnosed by a healthcare provider without testing, or exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon notification, the LTA President and Governor for Education will immediately notify the Alexandria Health Department and will comply with all contact tracing and notification policies as recommended by health authorities. Students should not attend class if they are running a temperature above 100 degrees F; are experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, chills, or body aches (including headaches); have been in direct contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days; are recovering from COVID-19 and do not have at a written statement by a doctor indicating that the virus is no longer being carried; or are unwilling to comply with any of LTA’s COVID-related procedures.