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, we decided to move all our classes online in Spring 2020 semester and the foreseeable future. Classes will continue to be online for Fall Semester 2020. We are waiting to assess the plan for Winter 2021.
Our teachers are trained to teach using the platform, Zoom, which allows us to lead interactive, collaborative, and dynamic online classes. We've simplified our course offerings in the spring so that all courses will translate well to the online medium. 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. And when we do so, that transition will be as graceful and cautious as we can manage, as we then acclimate again to face-to-face, social interactions. 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.