COVID-19 CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR ACTOR'S STUDIO OF ORANGE COUNTY
We want to inform and assure our community that the studio is taking every precaution to secure the health of our students, teachers, and staff. We are also staying up-to-date on all local and national guidelines.
For these reasons, back in Spring 2020, we decided to move all our classes online. Starting this Winter semester, and as long as the state and county guidelines permit, we plan to offer a few safe in-person classes; still, the vast majority of courses will remain online.
Our teachers are trained to teach using the platform, Zoom, which allows us to lead interactive, collaborative, and dynamic online classes. We have also updated our attendance policy, which now has greater flexibility regarding excused absences due to illness.
We have also left our physical studio: 2730 S. Harbor Blvd. When classes resume in person, we will update the site with our next location and home.
Our plan for resuming in-person classes will be in lockstep with local and national laws and the guidelines from the CDC and World Health Organization. All classes will require masks, even during scene work, and social distancing will be enforced. All in-person classes will be simultaneously online so those who cannot attend due to illness or exposure can still safely participate. Our cleaning measures, proximity limitations, and relaxed attendance policy will still be in place so as to ensure the continued well-being of our actors. Although great art is our ideal, nothing is more precious than health.
Students and community are welcome to check back here where we can update the status of our classes. And we will also be updating that information on the individual courses.