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March 11, 2020
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As PT Barnum said: The Show Must 

Lost Nation Theater is Open for Business!
Here are the steps we are taking to keep our space, selves and guests as safe as possible:

 

Although the risk of contracting the coronavirus/COVID-19 is currently low in Vermont, the health and safety of our staff, audiences, and artists is of the utmost importance to us. Lost Nation Theater is taking the following precautions for your health and comfort: 

  • We have increased the frequency and level of cleaning of the public & private spaces within the theater

  • All seats and armrests, door handles & counters will be disinfected following every performance

  • Hand sanitizer dispensers, disinfecting wipes, and tissues are placed throughout LNT for all visitors and staff

  • Recycled program books will not be re-used for at least 72 hours

  • All staff and audience members who are not feeling well or are experiencing flu-like symptoms are encouraged to stay home

  • Though not our usual policy, ticket exchange fees will be waived for anyone not feeling well and needing to stay home. These are special circumstances that require special considerations. Contact 802-229-0492 or boxoffice@lostnationtheater.org

  • We encourage everyone to follow best hygiene practices regarding hand washing, avoiding face touching, and covering sneezes and coughs (We’re posting CDC recommendations below)

  • Signs regarding proper hygiene practices will be placed in all restrooms of the theater and city hall.

All performances, classes, auditions, and events at Lost Nation Theater are, to-date, proceeding as planned. (Currently, the Vermont Department of Health is not calling for events to be cancelled.) We are monitoring the evolving situation closely and will provide updates via email, our website and social media should our plans change.

LNT will continue to implement best practices and CDC recommendations, follow the directions from the Vermont Department of Health (which is not recommending event cancelations at this time) and The City of Montpelier. We’re also staying in contact with our colleagues locally and across the country. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@lostnationtheater.org

 

These are uncertain times, and we appreciate your support through it all!

Kim Allen Bent, Kathleen Keenan, and LNT's Board of Directors and Staff
 

Here are the recommendations that the CDC has prepared some simple steps you can take to protect yourself:

 

a. Surfaces and objects that you interact with need to be wiped with disinfectant regularly.
b. Ensure you are washing your hands thoroughly and regularly (for at least 20 seconds)! Washing kills the virus on your hands and prevents the spread of COVID-19. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
c. Make sure you are practicing good respiratory hygiene- cough/sneeze into disposable tissue, or your elbow- and wash your hands afterwards.
d. If you develop a cough or low-grade fever (99°F or more) you need to stay at home and recover.

For more local information, The City of Montpelier has a special website page which they are continually updating as soon as information becomes available: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/1155/Coronavirus-Response