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JUN 2024

ISOLATION AFTER CLOSE CONTACT WITH COVID-19: FESTIVAL POLICY

ISOLATION AFTER CLOSE CONTACT WITH COVID-19: FESTIVAL POLICY

The Hollywood Fringe has over 1,700 cast, crew members + venue team members that rely on community safety to keep them safe from illness. We ask that you follow these guidelines when you get sick, regardless of it being related to COVID-19, so that you may not spread your illness across the Fringe.

 

IF YOU, A CAST MEMBER, CREW MEMBER, OR VENUE TEAM MEMBER TEST POSITIVE… 

- You must report infection to Fringe staff ([email protected]) and your venue rep – neglecting to report this directly violates our Code of Conduct.

- Consider all team members you’ve been in contact with over the past 5 days a possible exposure (see below for recommendations).

- Email [email protected] right away so we can begin the process of rescheduling or moving tickets if it is deemed necessary under your circumstances.

If your show can go on without that team member, you can perform your show if:

- You procure a negative test from all exposed team members within 24 hours of each time you’ll be on site for a total of 7 days.

- Your cast/crew wear a mask while not on stage.

- We strongly encourage you to require masks in your audience – if you would like some to have on hand, please pick up from Fringe Central.

 

You may end your isolation

- After 5 days if you test negative on a COVID-19 test (one taken at home is fine) AND are symptom free.

- After 10 days if you are no longer symptomatic but still test positive

You may enforce stricter guidelines if your venue, cast and/or crew agree that is the right thing to do.

 

IF YOU, A CAST MEMBER, CREW MEMBER, OR VENUE TEAM MEMBER ARE EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19

We consider contact/exposure as being around a positive individual for 15 minutes, masked or unmasked, indoors or outdoors.  We encourage you to report exposure to Fringe staff ([email protected]) and your venue rep to see what next steps should be taken.

 

After an exposure we ask that you:

- Do not come to Fringe events outside your performance times for the first 3-days post exposure

- Test daily and wear a well-fitting mask for the first 7 days after exposure when you do have to come to the Fringe site outside of your performance times.

- You can perform your show without a mask if you have tested negative and have no symptoms

You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms. If you develop symptoms, you should follow the “tested positive” protocols.

 

Symptoms include but are not limited to: 

- Fever or chills

- Cough

- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

- Fatigue

- Muscle or body aches

- Headache

- New loss of taste or smell

- Sore throat

- Congestion or runny nose

- Nausea or vomiting

- Diarrhea