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Health & Safety Policies

It is the goal of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to foster a safe and healthy environment for all employees, guests, campers, faculty, and artists. The following are the most up-to-date health & safety policies for our Five Days of Broadway 2022 Summer Camp and must be adhered to by all staff, campers, and parents/guardians. All policies and procedures are based upon the recommendations and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state of California and recommendations from the local government as well as peer organizations. This information is not comprehensive and may be adjusted at any time based on new recommendations.


Vaccination Requirement

All students and camp staff will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization or the Food and Drug Administration. The last dose of the vaccine must have been administered at least 14 days prior to the first day of camp. As the safety of our campers and staff is our top priority, no exceptions will be made to this policy.


Mask Safety

All staff and campers must always wear appropriate face coverings in accordance with current CDC guidelines and Segerstrom Center policies while on Segerstrom Center property, except while eating. Lunch will take place outside and campers will be encouraged to socially distance while eating. Disposable 3-ply surgical masks, N95, KN95, or KF94 masks are HIGHLY recommended and disposable 3-ply surgical masks will be available to all campers. If the camper wears a cloth mask, it must:

  • Fit snugly, but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Include multiple layers of fabric
  • Allow for breathing without restriction
  • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Cloth masks must have multiple layers per CDC guidance. Bandanas, handkerchiefs, fleece balaclavas, face shields and neck gaiters are NOT acceptable masks. Face shields can be worn in addition to a mask but cannot replace a mask. The CDC outlines which masks are effective here: CDC Mask Guidelines


Self-Health Screening

Segerstrom Center will not conduct daily health screenings, but we ask that campers conduct the following self-health screening before coming to camp each day:

  • Are you experience any symptoms of COVID-19 which may include, but is not limited to a fever over 100.4 F, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or running nose, nausea and/or diarrhea? 
  • Have you been exposed to anyone who is symptomatic for COVID-19 or exposed to anyone who suspects they have COVID-19? 
  • Have you traveled internationally in the past 14 days? Campers who have traveled internationally less than 14 days prior to camp will not be permitted to participate.

If this self-assessment indicates any COVID symptoms or potential exposure to COVID, the camper must stay home. Alternatively, if a camper begins to feel unwell during class, the camper must inform Segerstrom Center’s staff and the parent/guardian will be contacted immediately to pick them up. Should the camper indicate COVID symptoms or be potentially exposed to COVID, they will need to act in accordance with current CDC exposure, isolation, and quarantine guidelines.You can find the CDC's current exposure guidelines here:CDC Exposure Guidelines

If a camper and/or staff member tests positive for COVID during camp, they must notify Segerstrom Center and all campers and staff members who may have been in contact will be notified and should act in accordance with current CDC exposure guidelines. Additionally, should the current CDC exposure guidelines prohibit camp from continuing in person, camp will immediately transition online, with classes being conducted via Zoom, rather than in person. Please do not register for camp if you are unwilling to attend virtually should that become the only way forward.


Arrival and Departure

Our staff will be in place to greet your camper on arrival and wait with them until they are picked up. To limit potential exposure, we ask that only campers enter the building. We kindly request that any parents, guardians, family, friends, etc. do not enter when dropping off or picking up their camper. Our staff will be happy to meet you outside should you wish to speak with us. 


Cleanliness Policies

Below is a list of the new cleanliness measures that the Center has implemented to ensure the safest environment for learning for our campers and staff. 

  • MERV-14 air filters are used to optimize air quality inside our venues, as well as state-of-the-art air handling systems that maximize fresh air intake

  • There will be a 10-minute break between classes to allow for sanitizing high touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, and sound equipment.

  • Prior to camp each day, restrooms, classrooms, walkways, and lobbies will be cleaned. Our housekeeping team will follow rigorous cleaning procedures and guidelines as provided by the CDC and our industrial hygiene firm, TRC.

  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available at various locations throughout the campus. We also encourage use of a barrier (tissue or cloth) for all high-touch entry pointes such as door handles, push plates, ADA access buttons, elevator buttons, etc.


Classroom Etiquette

Each camper will be provided with a designated “gear spot” for any bags, personal belongings, and water bottles. Campers and staff are expected to bring their own water bottles that will be kept in their designated “gear spot”. Individual bottles of water will be available for distribution – no water coolers or water fountains will be utilized. The only time face masks may be lowered during class is when drinking water. Campers should refrain from eating food outside of the designated lunch time unless it is medically necessary. 


Restrooms

Campers will be given ample break time between classes and access to multiple restrooms and will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently. All restrooms are equipped with touchless flush valves, soap dispensers and faucets. Restrooms will be thoroughly cleaned prior to the start of camp each day.


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