Trinity Rep takes the health and safety of its community very seriously and is committed to protecting its staff, artists, students, and patrons.
We are currently preparing for a resumption of in-person performances. Our health and safety protocols for performances will be published here as we approach the start of performances in order to include the most up-to-date guidance from government agencies and experts.
As of May 2021
Our buildings are not currently open to the public without prior arrangement. Most staff members continue to work remotely to limit the number of people in Trinity Rep facilities.
Everyone entering a Trinity Rep facility is required to wear a face mask that covers both the nose and mouth, and keep it on at all times unless in a private, non-shared office with the doors closed. Additionally, everyone entering the building must successfully pass a health and temperature screening, and wear and display the appropriate color-coded wristband for the designated day. All people on the premises must maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. Procedures have been put in place to prevent close contact in locations like bathrooms and stairwells.
Our spaces and high-touch surfaces are being regularly cleaned and disinfected. In addition, all of Trinity Rep’s facilities have been disinfected and treated by Infection Prevention Specialists (IPS) with MicroShield 360, creating a microscopic, preventative, and long-lasting 360 degree shield that combats viruses, bacteria, mold, odors, and disease while diminishing cross-contamination every second of every day. This cutting-edge biomed technology has been studied, lab-tested, and comes approved and certified by the CDC, FDA, and EPA. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are located throughout the facilities and frequent hand washing is expected of all staff, artists, students, and patrons. Posters regarding proper hygiene and social distancing are located throughout the premises.
In 2018, funded by the Rhode Island Creative and Cultural Economy Bond, Trinity Rep completed a $1.9 million upgrade to the HVAC systems serving the Chace Theater and public spaces. Air filters in all of Trinity Rep’s facilities have been upgraded to MERV-13 where possible.
Five COVID compliance officers have been trained and certified to ensure that Trinity Rep adheres to all required protocols. As the situation develops, we will adapt our policies and procedures accordingly.
Summer 2021 Program Details
All in-person programs are held in well-ventilated facilities with social distancing and ample opportunity for outdoor time. Students will remain in stable pods of students with the same counselor/lead teaching artist all week. Guest teaching artists will work with multiple groups.
Updated May 5, 2021