January 2022





If you and your child can be vaccinated and boosted – for your safety and theirs  - please make an appointment to do so. You are not fully vaccinated until two weeks after your second dose.

  • Staff/crew and Mainstage casts must fully vaccinate and boost.

  • Encore, classes, Play Days students, After School students, and camp students DO NOT require vaccines at this time, but do require masks.


If you haven’t received a flu vaccine, CDC highly recommends a flu shot as soon as possible. “Flurona” is going around at the moment.



  • No cloth masks, neck gaiters or bandanas are allowed at this time.

  • Well-fitting masks are vital.

  • KN95 masks and medical masks are recommended.

  • If you do not have access to KN95 masks, this video shows a technique to fold down and secure a blue medical mask.  



  • Booster shots for all adults who are two months past the second dose of J&J

  • Booster shots for all adults who are six months past second dose of Moderna.

  • Booster shots for everyone ages 16+ who are six months past second dose of Pfizer.



Please stay home and get a COVID test with any of these symptoms:

  • Fever or chills    

  • Sore throat

  • Cough    

  • Headaches

  • Muscle aches    

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea    

  • Runny nose or congestion

  • Close contact with a person with COVID in the last 14 days

  • Shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing



Fully vaccinated and boosted:

  • Five day quarantine following exposure

  • Mask for ten days after exposure

  • Negative COVID test required to return to class.

Unvaccinated or more than six months since second dose:

  • Quarantine for five days after exposure without or without symptoms

  • Negative COVID test required to return to class.

  • Five additional days of masking

  • Quarantine for five days if any member of your immediate household 
    was exposed – roommates, siblings, family members.



  • Day ZERO is the first day of symptoms or a positive test.

  • Isolation for five days. Stay away from others if you are waiting for a test result.

  • Five additional days of strict mask wearing at all times.

  • Negative COVID test is required to return to class.



  • Stay home. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.

  • Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.

  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, have any other emergency warning signs or if you think it is an emergency.

  • Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.



If you are exposed, test five days after exposure.

If you show any symptoms, test immediately.

Stay away from others if you are waiting for a test result.



To ensure the safety of our patrons and staff we have implemented the following cleaning and safety procedures for all in-person classes: 

  • Students, instructors, and staff are required to wear masks 

  • Curbside contact-less check-in/out; 

  • No visitors in the building 

  • Health assessment at the start of each class 

  • Temperature checks of staff and students at the start of each class 

  • Limited class sizes and no commingling of groups or classrooms 

  • Classrooms and curriculum developed to ensure physical distancing •

  • Frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer 

  • Routine sanitizing of program spaces and supplies 

  • No use of shared materials or difficult to clean items 

  • Students will be closely monitored for symptoms 


The TRYPS staff will reach out shortly before class begins with a reminder and any updates on what to bring (and what to leave at home) as well as check-in procedures for the first day of class. If you have any questions or concerns, we are happy to help. Contact us at



  • Building admittance is limited to staff and students only. 

  • If your child will be absent, running late for drop-off, pick-up, if you need to drop something off to the student, or need to pick up a student early, contact us: 573-449-4536 for assistance. 

  • We ask parents and students to take extra care to ensure they have all materials needed for the day at the time of drop-off and arrive promptly.



  • Every family will a DASHPASS with the student’s name on them to display in the passenger-side dashboard of your vehicle for drop-off and pick-up. 

  • The DASHPASS can be distributed to anyone who will be picking up the child at any point over the course of the class. 

  • Report to the designated drop-off location with your car tag in place. 

  • Non-student participants must remain in the vehicle. 

  • To expedite drop-off and for the safety of your child, we recommend seating your camp participant on the passenger side of the vehicle. 


Make sure your mask and the student’s mask are on and remain in your vehicle. 

A staff member (wearing a mask) will greet you to facilitate the check-in process outlined below: 


Each Day: 

  • If your child is feeling unwell, please believe them. It is a safety concern for everyone to admit children who are feeling sick or experience illness.

  • Parent should remain in vehicle. 

  • Students with fever, coughing, or shortness of breath symptoms will not be admitted. 

  • DO NOT walk up to the drop off/pick up lines.



  • Student pick-up is conducted outside the building at the same location as drop-off. 

  • Parents and approved pick-up individuals must remain in their vehicles. 

  • Students will remain socially distanced inside the building until their ride arrives, at which point a staff member will hold the door open to allow the student to exit. 

  • To expedite pick-up, display the DASHPASS with their student’s on the dashboard of your vehicle for pick-up. This allows our staff to prepare your student for pick-up when your vehicle approaches. 

  • A staff member will escort your student(s) to the vehicle for curbside pick-up. Once your student’s pick-up is complete, please clear the area to expedite other pick-ups. 

  • Students will be released in the order cars line up, so please plan accordingly if you have an obligation after camp/class and arrive early!


  • Students will remain in the designated classroom with the same students and teaching artists for the entire class. 

  • On the first day, each student will be given a space in the classroom for personal items that is separated from the space of other students. This space will be used for each class. 

  • Students are not allowed to touch the personal items of other students, no exceptions. • All classes are limited to 9 students in a classroom. They will remain in the same room for the duration of class with the same teaching artist. 

  • Students are socially distanced (three feet apart) in their classroom. 

  • Activities have been modified to comply with social distancing guidelines.


  • No in-person performances are scheduled for the remainder at this time.

  • Parents, guardians, and family members will not be allowed into the TRYPS space to observe classes or attend a performance.

  • All performances, skits, and recitals will be recorded shared via email.

  • For the safety of our students and for copyright protections, Zoom recordings may NOT be shared through social media.



  • We highly recommend that students taking 60-90 minute classes use the restroom at home before classes. 

  • Through the guidance of the teaching artist, students will be released for restroom breaks, one student at a time. 

  • Water fountains will not be available for use, so please send your student with a FULL water bottle. 

  • In addition to bathroom breaks, teaching artists will be requiring students take hand washing and sanitizing breaks several times during classes.



  • Student and staff health is our first priority. If a student shows symptoms:

  • We will move them to an isolated area with a staff member. 

  • Our staff will contact the emergency number we have on file.

  • You will need to pick up your child within one hour of the call. 


If the student doesn’t present with a fever for 24 hours or symptoms of COVID-19, they are welcome to return the next day. If a positive case is identified, all camp families will be notified while keeping confidentiality of the student. The staff will also notify any students exposed. 


Symptoms may include: 

• Fever or chills         • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing      • Headache 

• Fatigue                   • Muscle or body aches                                 • Sore throat

• Cough                    • Congestion or runny nose                            • Nausea or vomiting 

• Diarrhea                 • New loss of taste or smell        


TRYPS uses CDC and EPA recommended disinfectant and cleaning products to clean high touch surfaces frequently throughout the day. Additionally, our partner locations provide thorough nightly disinfecting services. Additional hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant wipes are available to staff and students to maintain a sanitized environment throughout the day. All students and their families must comply with our health and safety protocols. Individuals that do not follow health and safety protocols will not be permitted to attend class. 



We continue to monitor updates related to COVID-19 and will notify participants of any changes to the plan in-person at check-in/check-out and by email. If at any time in-person offerings are no longer deemed safe, TRYPS reserves the right to discontinue in-person offerings and will pivot to Zoom.

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