Reopening Guides and Resources
Safety is USITT's top priority when it comes to our members as well as the industry as a whole.
As the world begins to reopen, it is imperative that our industry adapts to and puts into place new safety precautions and procedures. Many industry professionals as well as government health organizations have put together reopening guides, resources, and new safety procedure information in light of this "new normal" for our industry. View reopening guides and resources.
These resources are to be used as a tool for industry professionals to reference when preparing to host mass gatherings, and open their theatres, businesses, venues, etc. Below you will find links to these resources. This list will be updated weekly so be sure to check back from time to time.
ASC Public Safestart Disclaimer: This guide is from American Shakespeare Center. It is up to date as of 10/6/2020. ASC SafeStart is the organization's evolving program of coronavirus prevention mediations. It is a series of layered mitigations that, taken collectively, represent an iterative and evolving response living and working in the age of coronavirus. The plan has been carefully formulated in consultation with an advisory group of medical experts and local officials familiar with the company's region and with ASC’s facilities.
Suggested Guidelines for the Costume Industry to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 During Fittings (Disclaimer: This document includes information regarding the sterilization and reuse of N95-type disposable respirators, and advises that 3M currently does not recommend doing so with their products. It is important to remember that 3M is not the only manufacturer of N95-type respirators, and if supply shortages should make it necessary to consider this practice, users are strongly encouraged to research and follow the guidance provided by the manufacturer of the specific product used in your workplace.)