Covid-19 Guidelines for Field Trips Schools » Covid-19 Field Trip Guidelines Please review the Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for New Victory Education Performances. These guidelines follow guidance and recommendations in accordance with CDC, New York State Department of Health and New York City Department of Education in order to protect the health and safety of our school audiences, artists and staff. We will update these guidelines as we continue to monitor and follow the guidance and recommendations, and as circumstances change keeping safety in mind for everyone. Updated as of: 8.11.22 Face Masks Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, and must be worn at all times while in the theater. All masks must completely cover the nose and mouth and comply with the CDC guidelines for acceptable face coverings. We strongly encourage KN95 or N95 masks. Vaccination & Covid-19 Tests It is not currently required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test for any audience member (students, teachers, chaperones, etc.). Students or adults who have been recently exposed to Covid-19 or who are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, should not attend the theater. New Victory Staff and Performers All New Victory staff including Education Staff, New Victory Ushers, Teaching Artists and all visiting artists/creative teams will be fully vaccinated (including boosters, if eligible) and are adhering to regular Covid-19 Testing protocols developed per production. Seating The capacity of the 499-seat New Victory Theater has been reduced to 90% capacity or a total of 440 seats per performance for social distancing. The theater levels will have multiple school groups. There will be at least 3 feet of distance between groups by way of an additional empty row (1) or the center aisle between school groups. In-Theater Safety Measures New 42/New Victory is deeply committed to the health and safety of our audiences, performers, and staff. We have upgraded all of our auditorium ventilation systems with MERV 13 filters, created a contactless experience for guests entering the venues, and established rigorous cleaning and sanitation protocols. Cleaning & Sanitation The theater, including the auditorium, seats, armrests, railings, door knobs and other high-touch surfaces, will be cleaned and sanitized prior to each performance. Touchless hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the building New Victory bathrooms are ventilated and equipped with touchless toilets, sinks and soap dispensers. Air hand dryers are disabled. Contactless Experience There are no handheld tickets to scan, teachers are asked to share their group size before entering the building and being seated. New Victory Show Bills are also digital, QR codes are available in the theater for Field Trip Leaders to access with their devices. No Eating or Drinking All food and drink, aside from water, are not allowed in the building or in the theater.