COVID-19 Testing Protocols for Performance, Production, and Ensemble
During the last academic year, students, faculty, and staff in our college demonstrated an unwavering commitment to preserving performance as a critical component of our communities and our lives. As we begin a new academic year, a return to live performance is not only possible, but planned. The privilege of live performance is not something that we can take for granted, particularly having lived without it for most of the last 18 months. And, as I'm sure all of you know, many of the arts practices that constitute performance in our college generate enhanced risk for transmission of the COVID-19 virus. To that point, with the support of President Schovanec and Provost Hendrick, I am implementing required and regular COVID-19 testing protocols for individuals participating in select performance-based activities in the TCVPA. As you read the information on our testing page, please note that this decision reflects a prioritization of your health along with the health and safety of those around you. The protocols have been designed to minimize any burden on or inconvenience to those who will be required to participate in testing, and exceptions to the required testing are clearly articulated. Thanks to all of you, in advance, for your commitment to ensuring that our college will be able to sustain our return to live performance this fall and, in so doing, significantly contribute to the mission of this university and to the quality of life in our communities.