LNT Covid 19 Safety Protocols
Covid Safety: LNT & You!
The Covid 19 Pandemic has Complicated Everything - But we are So Happy and Relieved to be able to be Back with Live Performances!
Like all Theaters - from Broadway to the back woods, we are thrilled to return to the stage.
But those covid complications will have that return looking a bit different than it did before.
And we are not taking this return for granted!
As a conscientious member of our community, LNT is following our Industry Standards.
These standards closely monitor and adhere to CDC recommendations, and all local & government guidelines.
Our Industry Standards may well be stricter at times than CDC and government guidelines, but it's all with the goal of keeping everyone safe, have zero transmissions, and keep the show (and the theater) going on!
We also know that some loyal supporters are not able to attend shows until they feel more comfortable or health conditions allow. We fully understand – and look forward to seeing you again – hopefully soon. And in the meantime, LNT will continue to Live-Stream at least one performance of any of our shows, and provide " on demand" on line viewing for all those which we are contractually able.
So we thank you for your patience and support as we navigate all this and for complying with these safety protocols.
Of course, we recognize that situations can always change.
Because of the continued fluctuation, these noted protocols could change.
What audience members need to do for admission to LNT indoor live-in-person- at the theater events:
Show Proof of Full Vaccination
(this can be your original card, copy of a card, photo of your card on your phone, or verifiable health information pda app
Wear a Properly Fitting Mask
Mask must be properly worn at all time in City Hall and in the Theater
(scarves, bandannas, or neck gators are not acceptable. LNT will have masks available at the door for you.)
Agree to Adhere to All LNT Covid Safety Protocols
Agree to follow all LNT protocols - including directional (entering/exiting/traveling through), patron distancing, etc.
Stay home if you are sick/not feeling well. LNT will rebook you as possible or provide a link to the live stream.
Currently, LNT is not selling concessions, or mounting shows with intermissions.
Additionally, The Theater will only open 30 minutes prior to show time; and is only selling tickets in advance in order to keep the amount of time spent indoors together to a minimum.
Prior to entering Montpelier City Hall, LNT Patrons will be checked in and screened for vaccination status and provided with a proper mask if needed.
Please note, The City of Montpelier requires all persons to be masked for admittance to all City Buildings.
What LNT is Doing:
All staff, guests artists, and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and to show proof of vaccination.
Guest Artists and Staff will be tested for Covid-19 regularly as preventative measure
Staff and guest artists are masked (except for when artists are performing)
Performers remain a minimum of 10 feet from closest audience member
LNT Producing Artistic Director Kathleen Keenan and Associate Managing Director Brandy Perez are certified Covid Compliance Officers
(They took the same class as Broadway's "Come From Away" Covid SM, Laura Krouch - who was LNT's PSM in 2011!)
LNT has invested in tons of PPE - masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers and hand sanitizing stations
Reducing the # of attendees at any event to below full capacity to allow for patron distancing.
Forgoing selling tickets at the door to keep "the business" side of things as contactless as possible
Keeping the lobby area as a pass-through area
Creating "zones" for entering/exiting (with fun signage) - and requesting that patrons stay in their seats
Additional cleaning and sanitation
spreading out dressing station and break areas for artists and staff
working on improving ventilation - and bringing as much outdoor air as possible inside
seeking out and providing additional training for our staff and volunteers
- Each week, even daily, we see news about new Covid infections across the country – and in Vermont. We are closely watching the numbers.
- According to the Vermont Department of Health, as of September 9th, about 1,200 fully vaccinated Vermonters have contracted “breakthrough” Covid. These known breakthrough cases represent approximately 0.3% - or 1/3 of 1% of fully vaccinated people in Vermont. 436,711 people have been fully vaccinated – with 1200 breakthrough cases.
- Across the nation, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows approximately 0.004% - or one two hundred fiftieth of 1% - or one out of 25,000 - of fully vaccinated people had a breakthrough case that resulted in hospitalization.
- Most breakthrough cases are not severe – although some are. Though, thankfully, the vaccines, with the levels of protection being seen, have been effective at reducing infection – and in reducing severity of infection in breakthrough cases.
- A recent NY Times story indicated that the chances of a fully vaccinated person being infected with a. breakthrough case – in a well vaccinated state – is about 1 in 10,000.