Covid Safety Guidelines

Policies and Guidelines for Indoor Programs

The health and safety of the youth we serve and their families, the teaching artists we work with,  and BAL employees is our number one priority.

Proof of vaccination will be required for all indoor programs at Brooklyn Acting Lab for all children who are eligible (ages 5 +)

Proof of vaccination is required for all BAL teaching artists, admin, contractors, and staff.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at admin@brooklynactinglab.org.

Here are the guidelines we are adhering to so we can do our maximum to keep everyone safe and healthy.  

Drop-off and Pick-up

Kids will be dropped off and picked up at the BAL entrance. Parents/caregivers will not enter the BAL space . 

We will only dismiss your child to a parent/guardian/or authorized pick-up that has been noted on your registration form.

 

Check-in Procedures

Screening questions will be asked each day and answers will be recorded daily. To speed up check-in we request that you respond electronically by 8AM. Any family that does not submit will be asked these screening questions verbally upon arrival. 

We ask all parents/guardians  to immediately notify us if your child has any Covid symptoms or has had close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid. 

Physical Distancing and Face Coverings 

At BAL, masks are optional except….

-In the event that the child has had close contact with someone with covid, they must wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days (from exposure).

-If a child has tested positive for covid, they may return on day 5 as long as they are fever and symptom free (without the use of fever-reducing medication). They must wear a well fitting mask through day 10 from the positive test result or onset of symptoms.

Hygiene

To ensure a safe and hygienic learning environment BAL will do the following:

    • BAL will provide an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 60% or more alcohol for areas where hand washing is not feasible.
    • Kids will be instructed to sanitize their hands after using the restroom.
    • Kids will come with their own water bottle and snack/lunch each day. Food will not be shared. BAL will not provide food to students.

Communication

If a contractor/employee tests positive for Covid-19, BAL Executive Director will immediately notify families of the children who had close contact with the individual, while maintaining confidentiality required by state and federal law and regulations.

If a child in one of the ensembles tests positive for Covid-19, BAL  will notify families of the children who had close contact with the individual, while maintaining confidentiality required by state and federal law and regulations.

We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. We will get through this together! We look forward to seeing you at BAL!

Policies and Guidelines for Outdoor Programs

BAL has been bringing theater magic and fun outdoors to Prospect Park since July 2020. The park is our stage and we are excited to continue to play!  This summer, after-school classes will be  available to students who are Rising into Kindergarten through 4th grades. The health and safety of the youth we serve and their families, the teaching artists we work with, and BAL employees is our number one priority.

Here are the guidelines we are adhering to so we can do our maximum to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Each day kids will be dropped off at the 11th Street entrance of Prospect Park. Pick-up will be at the same location. We will only dismiss your child to an authorized pick-up that has been noted on your registration form.

 

Check-in Procedures

Screening questions will be asked each day and answers will be recorded daily. To speed up check-in we request that you respond electronically by 8 AM. Any family that does not submit will be asked these screening questions verbally upon arrival. 

We ask all parents/guardians  to immediately notify us if your child has any Covid symptoms or has had close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid. 

Cold and Rainy Days

On extremely cold or rainy days, we will move to virtual programming on zoom. If there is a 60% or more forecast of rain or snow for the day or temperatures lower than 28 degrees, we will provide families with a Zoom link by 8:30 AM. In the event of unexpected weather during the class students will need to be picked up at the 11th Street park entrance.

Please make sure to send your child dressed appropriately. They should wear layers, gloves, and hats when it is cold. They should also wear sneakers or waterproof shoes when the ground is wet. In the summer, please send your child with a sun hat and a bottle of sunscreen.

Face Coverings/Masks

Face covernings/masks will not be required outdoors this summer.

Hygiene and Cleaning

To ensure a safe and hygienic learning environment BAL will do the following:

  • BAL will provide an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 60% or more alcohol for areas where hand washing is not feasible. 
  • Kids will come with their own water bottle and snack/lunch each day. Food will not be shared. BAL will not provide food to students. 
  • Kids and teaching artists will sanitize upon arrival, between all program activities, after working with any shared materials, before eating, after using the restroom, and before dismissal. 
  • Kids will be instructed to sanitize their hands after using the restroom.

Communication

If a contractor/employee tests positive for Covid-19, BAL Executive Director will immediately notify  families of the children who had close contact with the individual, while maintaining confidentiality required by state and federal law and regulations.

If a child in one of the ensembles tests positive for Covid-19, BAL Executive Director will notify families of the children who had close contact with the individual, while maintaining confidentiality required by state and federal law and regulations.

We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. We will get through this together! We look forward to seeing you at BAL!