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!
And the most important thing is to keep you, the rest of the audience, and our artists and staff SAFE.
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.
LNT has also invested significantly in a Bio-Defense Air Purification System! This give us great confidence, that between the new system and adhering to protocols, we can keep everyone safe!
It's a significant investment (especially for a small company like LNT) but one we think is worth it - and we hope you do too.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES by everyone regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking in designated areas. Food and drink will NOT be permitted in the auditorium.
While public health guidelines relax and fluctuate, Lost Nation Theater may be maintaining stricter policies in order to meet contractual agreements (or other union standards). 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 (LNT is perhaps temporarily no longer checking vaccination status upon entry)
(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 TIMES 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 30-40 minutes prior to show time; and is usually only selling tickets in advance in order to keep the amount of time spent indoors together to a minimum.
Upon entering LNT Patrons will be provided with a proper mask if needed.
Please note, although the City of Vermont and State of Vermont no longer mandate indoor masking, our industry standards do. LNT is following the lead of the Broadway League and our Industry's Unions Standards. Thank you for understanding.
What LNT is Doing:
All staff, guests artists, and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. LNT has achieved 100% vaccination among staff.
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)
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
LNT has installed the Synexis Bio Defense Air Purification System. ( A hefty investment we feel well worth it, that you can read more about here.)
Keeping "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 air movement and always using our new biodefense air-purification system
seeking out and providing additional training for our staff and volunteers