COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Safety for Classes & Camps

Updated August 31, 2022; this guide will continue to be updated in accordance with city and state guidelines


  • Effective August 31, masks on campus are no longer required, though strongly recommended, for all students, staff and visitors.  All other COVID-19 safety mitigations/protections, including ventilation, hand washing, distancing when possible and contact tracing remain in place.
  • All SDJT staff, teachers and teaching aides are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will continue to follow other community guidelines during class hours.
  • In the event a teacher is unable to teach in person, SDJT will make the necessary arrangements to resume the class with a substitute teacher.


  • Before arriving, parents/guardians should conduct a daily self-screen of their child and household’s health status. Parents or children should not arrive at SDJT without completing an at-home screen. Students should not attend classes if anyone in their household is exhibiting symptoms or suspects they have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Please arrive on time as this process is important to the overall safety of all students arriving and departing from class.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the check-in area. Students will be required to clean their hands before entering the classroom.


  • Effective August 31, masks on campus are no longer required, though strongly recommended, for all students, staff and visitors.  All other COVID-19 safety mitigations/protections, including ventilation, hand washing, distancing when possible and contact tracing remain in place.


  • All classroom equipment (tables, chairs, pianos, etc.) will be thoroughly wiped down with disinfectant after use.
  • The classrooms will also be cleaned at the end of each day by the City of San Diego staff. They will pay special attention to high-touch areas including door handles, handrails, bathrooms, light switches, faucets, knobs, etc.
  • All supplies will be stored securely and out of reach of children.


  • For camps, students may eat snacks or take breaks on the first-floor courtyard or outside of the Casa del Prado building. If students do go outside of the Casa del Prado, they will be required to wash their hands upon re-entry.
  • The Casa del Prado bathrooms are not exclusive to SDJT. The “buddy system” will be strictly enforced.
  • At least one classroom door will remain open as long as deemed necessary and safe.
  • All visitors or outside workers will be strictly limited to program staff, students and maintenance-related City personnel who are necessary for the safety and upkeep of the property. All visitors will be required to comply with the same safety protocol as students, parents and staff. All Casa del Prado users have collaborated on the reopening plans and have shared protocol and procedures.


  • Teachers will actively visually monitor children throughout the class period. Should a child exhibit symptoms of any kind (including fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or unexplained rash), they will be separated from the larger group and isolated. SDJT will check temperatures if a student is suspected of having a fever above 100.3F.
  • The parent/guardian of any student displaying symptoms will be contacted immediately to arrange pick-up. The child/parent will follow the same pick-up procedure as in a normal scenario (pick-up in the courtyard or at car).
  • If a child exhibits severe symptoms, emergency services will be called immediately. Severe symptoms include: extreme difficulty breathing (i.e. not being able to speak without gasping for air), bluish lips or face, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, severe persistent dizziness or lightheadedness, new confusion or inability to rouse someone or new seizure or seizures that won’t stop.
  • If staff become symptomatic on-site, they will leave the Casa del Prado immediately.


  • Any student or staff member with symptoms of COVID-like illness should not come to the Casa del Prado. If symptoms occur while in class, the student/staff will be isolated and then sent home immediately. They should be advised to seek medical care if symptoms are severe.
  • Students may return to class when they meet BOTH of the following criteria:
    • At least 3 days after resolution of fever (off fever-reducing medications like acetaminophen – i.e. Tylenol – or ibuprofen) and improvement in respiratory symptoms.
    • At least 5 days have passed since the symptoms started.
  • Students who are household contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case and do not become ill must stay home and self-isolate for 5 days after isolation has been discontinued for the ill household member.
  • Students who have had contact with someone who has been exposed to a case or possible case are not required to isolate unless that person develops symptoms or is diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Additional communication from other constituents residing in the Casa del Prado will also be shared if a suspected case is reported. Proper notification of potential exposure will be sent to any students/staff in the building at the same day/time.


  • Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer will be stationed in every classroom.
  • Hand sanitizer will be located at the entrance and in each classroom.
  • Teachers/Staff will be responsible for wiping down all classroom equipment before and after each class.
  • Bathrooms will be maintained by the City of San Diego and will provide soap, water, and disposable paper towels.

San Diego Junior Theatre has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, SDJT cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending SDJT could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

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If you are experiencing any of the listed symptoms or answer YES to any of these questions, please stay home.

1. Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Recent loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

2. Within the past 5 days, have you been in close contact with anyone that you know had COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms? Close contact is being within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period with a person; or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 with or without wearing a mask (i.e. being coughed or sneezed on).

3. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days, or are you awaiting results of a COVID-19 test?

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