Health & Safety

In order to maintain the safety of our patrons, volunteers and staff, Waco Civic Theatre has adopted the strategies below, as outlined by governor's strike force to Open Texas. Theatre goers are urged to monitor their own health, and agree to provide for the safety of others by adhering to the guidelines below. WCT staff, volunteers and performers will abide by the same guidelines. WCT may put additional measures in place as conditions change. Unfortunately, some performances may be delayed, postponed, or cancelled if necessary. To assist Waco Civic in these times of suspended production, please consider making a contribution to our  WCT Recovery Fund.



COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea


Here are sources we consulted in the drafting of our protocols:

https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Fine-Arts-Performance-Halls.pdf

https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Fine-Arts-Performance-Hall-Patrons.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/entertainment/hollywood-production-covid-19/index.html


Research has shown that Covid-19 viruses can be spread through closed-system air handling, and the addition of fresh air into the system will reduced the potential recycling of such elements of infection. Additionally, a powerful tool against viral contamination is a CDC-approved system of UV light and advanced filtration that removes nearly every microbe in the system. These two tools, if employed at Waco Civic Theatre, will significantly and permanently provide a safer, healthier environment for all who enter the building.

Should you wish to contribute to our program of improving these elements of the WCT experience, please donate here: https://bit.ly/3d5R0mr  We thank  you for considering a contribution to allow us (and our patrons) to thrive. 


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Accountability and Safety

Waco Civic Theatre is committed to creating a safe, rewarding environment for all our participants in every aspect of our work.  Part of that commitment is our adoption of the two-adult rule. The two-adult rule states that there must always be two adults present when working with young actors. 

Another part of our commitment is the protection of all concerned parties in scenes of intimacy.  Accordingly, we have adopted the 5 C's, or the Five Pillars of Intimacy, in rehearsal and performance: Context, Communication, Consent, Choreography, and Closure. For more information on the Five Pillars, read here:  https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/924101_1620d7333f6a4809a2765257e750e255.pdf

 

For more about our commitment to accountability: