ATA Covid-19 Health-Screening Protocol

  • Before coming to the theatre

    • Stay home if you are not feeling well OR if you have knowingly been in close contact (defined as within approximately 6 ft for greater than 15 minutes) to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 14 days.
    • If you have a thermometer, take your temperature and if it registers above 99.4, do not come into work and consider seeking a healthcare professional.
    • If you have any of the following symptoms not caused by another condition, do not come to work and consider seeking a health professional evaluation:
      • Fever or Chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • Recent loss of taste or smell
      • Sore Throat
      • Congestion
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
  • Upon initial arrival to the theatre

  • Staff member is required to complete the following protocol upon their initial arrival at the theatre (required one time per day).

    • Staff should enter through the front Brivo controlled doors of either theatre to complete screening protocol.
      • Properly wear a mask when entering the theatre.
      • Use provided hand sanitizer;
      • Take your temperature using the touchless thermometer;
      • Wipe down the thermometer following use;
      • Scan the QR code on the sign and complete the form
      • Enter the theatre once the form is completed, and entry approval received.
        • If your answers are flagged and you receive a STOP, contact your supervisor for further instructions.
      • While inside the theatre, you must:
        • Wear a mask properly over your nose and mouth except when eating, drinking or you are sitting at your desk and no other employee is within 6 feet.
        • Maintain 6’ physical distancing whenever possible, including in shared offices areas.
        • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.
        • Avoid handshakes and any unnecessary physical contact
        • Restrooms are limited to a 2 person occupancy at any time.
        • Do not touch other staff members equipment or desk area.
        • Wipe down common touch points after use including refrigerator, microwave, water dispenser, etc.
        • Staff members are responsible for wiping down their personal work space.
        • If you develop symptoms during your time at the theatre, please leave immediately, consider seeking healthcare and notify your supervisor.
  • Should an employee test positive for Covid-19

    • If an employee tests positive for Covid-19, they should report the illness immediately to Cathy McDonald at cmcdonald@austintheatre.org or 512-413-0451. The employee will not be identified unless they give permission to do so.
      • Facilities team will sanitize all areas impacted by the employee with a positive Covid test before others will be allowed to return to work.
      • Employee receiving a positive test result may assist in identifying co-workers they had recent close contact with prior to becoming ill. These employees will be asked to quarantine for 14 days from the date of close contact unless they develop other symptoms and are advised by a healthcare provider to quarantine longer.
      • All employees in the theatres on the same day as the impacted staff member will be notified that a co-worker has tested positive. These employees will be asked to quarantine for 14 days from the date of close contact.
    • However, per CDC recommendations, anyone who has had close contact with someone with Covid-19 and who meets the following criteria is not required to quarantine. (per CDC recommendations)
      • Has Covid-19 illness within the previous 3 months and
      • Has recovered and
      • Remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)
  • When an employee can return to work following a positive test

    • Employee with a positive test result can *generally* return to work after: (per CDC recommendations)
      • 10 days since symptoms first appeared (or 10 days after a positive test for those without symptoms) AND
      • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
      • Other symptoms of Covid-19 are improving^;
        • ^Loss of taste or smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.
      • NOTE: Persons with severe cases of Covid-19 or who are immunocompromised may require testing to determine when they should return to work. Please talk with your healthcare provider to determine if testing should be done and communicate with your supervisor.

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