COVID-19 Resources For The Theatre Community

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SUMMARY OF CURRENT PROVINCIAL HEALTH MEASURES

Updated September 16, 2021

On September 15, 2021 the Government of Alberta announced a state of public health emergency and introduced several temporary measures that take effect on September 16 or September 20 to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the health care system. A Restriction Exemption program has also been introduced for organizations or events that implement proof of vaccine or negative test protocols for patrons. For details on the Exemption program, please visit alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions

Measures affecting performance activities include:

Outdoor events and facilities with no indoor portion (excluding washrooms):

  • No attendance restrictions, however two-metre physical distancing must be in place.

Children’s sport/performance/recreation (extracurricular sports, performance, recreation, etc)

  • Indoor activities are permitted, with requirements for two-metre physical distancing and masking where possible, and symptom screening for participants.
  • Youth aged 18 and under are not required to mask or maintain physical distancing while participating in performance activities.
  • Spectator attendance is limited to one-third fire code capacity. Attendees must be masked and ensure physical distancing between different households or an individual who lives alone and their two close contacts.
  • There are no restrictions on outdoor activities.

Retail, entertainment and recreation facilities (includes any indoor venues, libraries, conference centres, concerts, nightclubs, casinos and similar):

  • Attendance is limited to one-third fire code capacity and attendees are only permitted to attend with their household or two close contacts for those living alone.
  • Attendees must be masked and have two-metre physical distancing between households.

Adult (over 18 years old) sport, fitness, performance, and recreation:

  • No indoor group classes or activities are permitted.
  • One-on-one training or individual rehearsals are permitted but three-metre physical distancing is required.
  • Indoor events are paused except where vaccine exemptions have been granted.

Please remember that a province-wide masking mandate remains in effect for indoor spaces in Alberta. For details on current health measures and exemptions please visit alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions

Below is a compiled list of resources that may be useful to individuals and organizations in the theatre sector. If you are aware of other resources that would be helpful to the community please let us know. Email Ray Brickwood at [email protected].

PROVINCINAL INFORMATION

Questions and answers for the general public, employers, and health care providers related to COVID-19 vaccinations.

PROVINCIAL HEALTH MEASURES

Updated information about remaining public health measures in Alberta.

PROVINCIAL GUIDANCE

Outlines general guidance for Albertan organizations for mitigating the risk of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.

COVID-19 AS A WORKPLACE HAZARD

Info sheet created by OHS to help employers create a Hazard Assessment to address workplace conditions related to COVID-19.

EMPLOYERS VACCINE TOOLKIT

Employers may use the guidance documents in this Toolkit to encourage their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, protecting themselves, their fellow employees and the health of their business.

VACCINATION Q&A SHEET

Questions and answers for the general public, employers, and health care providers related to COVID-19 vaccinations.

ALBERTA RAPID TESTING PROGRAM

Organizations may apply for and receive free rapid-testing kits for use in their COVID-19 screening protocols.

STUDIES AND RESEARCH

STONE OLAFSON NEW EXPERIENCE ECONOMY

Learn more about the intersection of arts, culture, sports, and recreation in a pandemic and post-pandemic environment.

NATIONAL ARTS AND CULTURE IMPACT SURVEY

Most arts and culture organizations are holding on for now, but very high stress levels suggest that the impact of the pandemic aren’t just economic, according to results of the November 2020 National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS).

ARTS TRACKING SURVEY – BUSINESS / ARTS

Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research came together to gauge Canadians’ attitudes on returning to indoor and outdoor arts and culture events across Canada. Over 1,000 people were polled through the Arts Response Tracking Survey.

GRANTS AND FUNDING

ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

Important information about the AFA’s response to COVID-19 in Alberta, including frequently asked questions. Updated as new information is available.

ROZSA FOUNDATION

Funding transformative initiatives to charitable arts organizations in Calgary and surrounding areas.

CALGARY ARTS DEVELOPMENT

Grant and investment opportunities for Calgary and area based groups and individuals.

EDMONTON ARTS COUNCIL

Grant and funding opportunites for Edmonton and area groups and individuals.

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

Grant opportunites for arts organizations across the country.

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY

Federal program to assist employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CANADA EMERGENCY BUSINESS ACCOUNT

Interest-free loans for eligible businesses who have been hit hard by the pandemic.

CANADA RECOVERY BENEFIT

Income support for employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19.

CANADA BENEFIT AND SERVICE FINDER

Answer some questions to find a federal benefit or support that may be applicable to your situation.

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