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Health & Safety Protocols

As a “Community Theater,” the COMMUNITY comes first...

RLT Covid-19 Safety Protocols


Live theatre means large gatherings of people sitting in close quarters for long periods of time - so we continue to encourage vaccinations and masks, but we will no longer be enforcing these requirements. If the transmission rate is listed as "HIGH" on the Washoe County Covid-19 dashboard we will strongly recommend masks & vaccinations for audience members and encourage our volunteers, staff, and production team members to wear them when they are not on stage. We want to keep our artists and audience members as safe as we possibly can and thank you for helping us do so. We will update this page and contact patrons with changes to our Covid Safety Measures as they happen.


COVID-19 spreads from person to person mainly through the air when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes and another person breathes in their germs. It may be spread by those without symptoms. The CDC says that, in general, the more closely a person interacts with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.       


If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you have tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, please follow the recommendations for quarantine and isolation HERE. RLT volunteers, artists, crew, and students who have been exposed to COVID-19 or tested positive or have symptoms should alert RLT Staff who will notify the appropriate people of their own possible exposures. If you have questions about the appropriate steps to take, please contact for assistance. 


The CDC defines close contact as including the following:

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more

  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19

  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them

  • You shared eating or drinking utensils

  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you


Secondary contact (contact with someone who has had contact with a suspected or confirmed case) does not trigger a quarantine, site closure, or other institutional-level responses. Instead, individuals who have had secondary or tertiary contact should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, wear a face covering, and continue to practice social distancing. In the event that a person with secondary contact begins to experience COVID-19 symptoms, they should immediately notify the theater, quarantine, and present a negative Covid test before returning to RLT.

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