These safety measures are designed to offer the theatre experience we all love in a responsible way. We understand that these times are challenging, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate through this as responsibly as we can. The MTS Health and Safety committee will continue to monitor and adhere to current NMDOH guidelines and mandates.
Updated April 25, 2022
About These Measures
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our volunteers, and those working at or renting with MTS. You must follow all safety instructions while participating in any project at MTS. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By participating at MTS you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
These policies are subject to change at any point.
MTS Health Guidelines
- Health and Safety Coordinator will be designated for each production. This is the go to person for questions regarding Health and Safety policies.
- All members who are able (including cast, crew, and staff), are highly recommended to wear a face mask while in the building except if actively eating, drinking, or performing.
- MTS does not approve of gaiters.
- Anyone participating in a production that takes place at MTS (including cast, crew, production team, and band/orchestra), must provide proof of vaccination prior to their involvement.
- If an actor chooses to wear a mask, even during performances, no repercussions shall be held against the individual.
- All members are strongly encouraged to wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer provided every time they enter the building, including after a short outdoor break.
- Cast members are cleared to meet and greet the audience after performances, we encourage that this take place in the stage area vs the lobby to allow for the ability to space out.
- For rentals, the lessee is required to validate vaccination status of its individuals.
- MTS highly recommends that its audience members wear a mask while in the building.
- Patrons are no longer required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to be allowed entrance to the building, but vaccination is recommended.
- If a patron thinks that they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and/or exhibiting symptoms when they have tickets for a production, MTS asks that they refrain from attending and the Box Office will exchange the patron’s tickets to another performance.
- Auditioners must be vaccinated to participate.
- Proof of vaccination must be presented during audition weekend (before casting calls are made).
- No exceptions.
- This includes actors, crew, production team, band/orchestra members, board members, etc. Testing is not required unless there is a known exposure and/or the individual is experiencing symptoms.
- All above policies apply to the Summer Camp participants except for the vaccination requirements. Summer Camp participants are not required to be vaccinated to participate.
If you have any questions regarding these safety measures, please contact our Health and Safety Committee Chair, Lando Ruiz at [email protected] for more information. Let’s stay safe and create meaningful new art!