The world of live performance has been forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. During these socially-distant times, On Site Opera has offered a variety of performance experiences from our one-on-one phone opera, To My Distant Love, that had over 200 performances to The Beauty That Still Remains: Diaries in Song, where patrons received diary replicas via the mail with access to radio-style performances of three song cycles. We are committed, however, to getting back to in-person activities in a safe and healthy work environment when local and federal recommendations allow. In conjunction with New York State guidelines and recommendations from several performing arts unions and organizations, we are implementing the following precautions and protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our own work. These documents will be updated in the coming months as we continue to develop and implement protocols for in-person work, rehearsals, and performance and as guidelines evolve.

OVERVIEW FOR PATRONS AT UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • Upon registering for tickets online, patrons will be required to disclose their name, address, phone/email, and date of birth as per NY State contact tracing requirements.
  • All staff will be wearing masks and face shields. Certain ushers will also be stationed behind plexiglass barriers.
  • Audiences will stand on predetermined spaces to watch the duration of the event. These spaces will be 8 ft apart. These spaces may be occupied by up to two people in the same party/household/family.
  • Audiences will be required to wear masks over their noses and mouths at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available on site.
  • Audiences will be spaced at least 12 feet from the unmasked singer during the performance.
  • At check-in on the day of the event, all audiences will be subject to contactless temperature checks and a health survey.
  • Should a patron fail the health screening and/or temperature check, or refuse to abide by OSO’s safety protocols, they and anyone in their party will be refused entrance to the performance area.
  • For a full breakdown of all health and safety protocols implemented by On Site Opera, please follow the links below.

For questions regarding our COVID-19 safety protocols, please contact Christopher Staub, Director of Production/COVID-19 Compliance Officer at chris@osopera.org.

CLICK HERE to access the OVERVIEW PLAN FOR EMPLOYEES & PERFORMERS in a separate tab.

CLICK HERE for our FULL PRODUCTION, REHEARSAL, & PERFORMANCE RE-OPENING PLAN.

CLICK HERE for our COMMUNICATION PLAN, which details how we will disseminate information and updates as they occur.

 

OVERVIEW of OSO SAFETY & HEALTH PLAN FOR RE-OPENING

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