HEALTH & SAFETY
We cannot wait to have you join us for a wonderful class experience BUT we must work together to safely have fun together. To do that responsibly, all staff, students, and families must follow all health and safety guidelines.
As both our industry and local county guidelines begin to open up, we at Book From Tape have - with great care - been continuing our shift from 100% virtual offerings into safe in-person taping, coaching, and coursework. All staff interacting with students in in-person course instruction have been fully vaccinated & have been trained in Covid-safe protocols at the studio. We are maintaining limited social contact by limiting any audition taping/coaching during the time of in-person classes, as to limit the circle of social interaction outside of the students and parents.
We are aware that daily cases of Covid-19 can shift at any time, and we are prepared to amend any of our operations back to virtual, should that be required.
Thank you so much for your continued flexibility and understanding during this time.
VACCINATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
For all actors 12 years and older attending in-person group courses.
FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES*.
*Face masks may only be removed briefly while actively eating or drinking. Or during small group or pair work as agreed upon by all participants.
All face masks must:
Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
Completely cover your nose and mouth
Fit snugly against the sides of your face and not have gaps
Based on guidance from the CDC, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face masks containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face masks.
Please be advised that the use of face masks is not a substitute for social distancing.
WHAT TO EXPECT UPON ARRIVAL.
Every day at check-in, we will require parents/guardians & adult actors to answer a Health Assessment Questionnaire, confirming your the actor is currently feeling well & symptom free. Consult Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resources to determine if your child or anyone they have come in contact with is showing symptoms of an acute respiratory illness consistent with COVID-19.
These symptoms include a fever (100.4° F or greater), coughing, and shortness of breath.
If these symptoms are present, refer to CDC guidelines for COVID-19 testing, and contact Book From Tape for assistance with next steps before your class experience.
Temperature checks by a contactless infrared thermometer will be required.
Students with temperatures of 100.4 or greater will not be admitted.
Students with coughing, or shortness of breath symptoms will not be admitted.
Students will use hand sanitizer at the start of class.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE STUDIO.
For everyone's safety, we've implemented the following procedures by our staff and studio space:
All instructors have been fully vaccinated.
Classes are at limited capacity, capping at 12 students.
Studio space will have limited use during class/ Camp instructional time. Meaning: no additional audition taping will happen as to limit social content with any non-BFT staff.
Personal belongings and work spaces are socially distanced. Students will not be allowed to touch any belongings that aren't theirs.
Additional hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant wipes are available to staff and students to maintain a sanitized environment throughout the day.
CDC and EPA recommended disinfectant and cleaning products to clean high touch surfaces frequently throughout the day.
Should a student feel ill during the day, they are provided a space away from fellow students to wait until they can be picked up.
All students and their families must comply with Book From Tape’s Health and Safety Protocols. Individuals that do not follow health and safety protocols will not be permitted to attend any in-person classes. Book From Tape continues to monitor updates related to COVID-19 and will inform you of any changes.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us at