6500 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
Thu, Fri & Sat
12pm - 6pm
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COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS & GUIDELINES
As of June 27, 2021: All unvaccinated audience members are required to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth for their entire time on campus and throughout the performance. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Amphitheater. Food and drinks are not permitted in the amphitheater with the exception of water, and for safety reasons, there will be no concession sales this season. Patrons are required to remain 6' feet apart from unrelated family partners/group members at all times.
Every student / performer, musician & staff member must be contacted in advance with a review of safety protocols and guidelines. Utilize the following COVID-19 Screening Checklist. Maintain a check-in log and be able to supply it if requested by a school or public health official.
COVID-19 SCREENING CHECKLIST
The following mandatory steps must be taken prior to admitting students, performers, musicians, and staff members into facilities. Faculty and staff should self-check using the same process and their attendance also tracked. If you don’t pass self-screening, you need to be absent that day.
IMPORTANT: Answers to these questions should be considered medically confidential, so do the screening using a method that does not allow others to hear any responses. You can also ask them to read the question themselves silently and have them nod or shake their head. Also, do not collect health information in the screening process. If you are concerned about the health of any student, it is acceptable and encouraged to contact Student Health Services. A phone call is best.
Ask whether they are experiencing or have recently experienced (in the last 10 days) any of the following symptoms which they cannot reasonably attribute to another known health condition:
Fever or chills;
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
Muscle or body aches;
New loss of taste or smell;
Congestion or runny nose;
Nausea or vomiting;
and EXCLUDE anyone who states that they are experiencing or have recently experienced (in the last 10 days) any of the above symptoms, which they cannot reasonably attribute to another known health condition.
1. Ask whether they have recently been exposed (in the last 14 days) to any person who has tested positive for Covid-19, and EXCLUDE anyone who states that they have been exposed.
2. Take temperature and EXCLUDE anyone who has a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Use a contactless thermometer (provided) located at the entrance to the work/instruction site held within 2 inches from the forehead. This is required even if the employee does not report any of the symptoms listed above.
3. Confirm that the person has (and is using) a face covering that covers the nose and mouth. No one can be on campus without a face covering. Two face coverings are recommended, but not required.
4. Anyone who is precluded from accessing a District facility based on the above should be instructed to contact their instructor (assuming the instructor was not the one screening).
Maintenance of safe practices while students remain on campus.
While on campus, students need to wear a face covering at all times, practice social distancing (keep at least 6’ apart), and follow other required behaviors. It is now recommended, but not required, that all use a double-mask (one over the other, typically a cloth mask over a disposable surgical mask). This includes the time on campus going to and coming from class. Beyond monitoring students while in class, instructors need to review with students on-campus behavior guidelines. Syllabi should include information about the required guidelines that must be followed while on campus and the consequences of failing to follow safe practices.
IMPORTANT: Performers and workers in the performance sector who cannot feasibly perform or work with a face covering are not required to wear a face covering during the time period in which such tasks are actually being performed on the condition that
(1) the unmasked performers or workers (including musicians) are at least six feet away from all other persons, or
(2) all unmasked performers or workers and any workers who come into contact with those people are fully vaccinated, or routinely tested at least twice weekly for COVID-19 (PCR or antigen are permissible diagnosis tests for routine testing of performers or workers). Stay tuned for what will qualify as sufficient evidence of full vaccination.
Necessary record keeping to enable contact tracing.
Part of the check-in / screening process includes recording all who are attending. First, you should use the roster to track student names, day and time, class, and location of class. Have space to add anyone else that might be in attendance that day (students making up classes, staff, other instructors, administrators, volunteers, independent contractors safety officers). Everyone present must be recorded. Each person in attendance should be designated as either “present” which means they passed the screening and attended class, “absent” which means they did not show up to the screening process, or “did not enter” which means they came to be screened but did not go into class. We will not track why a “did not enter” student did not continue past the screening process. This record needs to be safely preserved and be available if needed -- it’s a roster, so it is confidential.
*Close contact is defined as spending 15 minutes or more within 6 feet of an infected individual starting 2 days before onset of COVID-19 symptoms, or 2 days before positive test for asymptomatic individuals. Close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a healthcare waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case or having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (ex: being coughed on).