Health & Safety for the Muse Machine Musical

Muse Machine is excited about many creative opportunities planned for the year ahead! We will integrate protocols and guidance suggested by the CDC and the ODH alongside the protocols of schools and our arts partners to provide safe experiences for students, educators, the public and our staff.

Muse Machine will continue to consider the latest data and guidance as we create and inspire with safety as our priority. We look forward to providing exciting arts experiences that will help students, teachers and our community to create bonds of joy, hope and healing.

Muse Machine Musical

To create a supportive and safe musical experience, all student members of the cast, orchestra, production assistants, adult creative team and adult volunteers must be vaccinated for COVID-19 (proof of vaccination required via vaccination card or photo of card). At the time of auditions, students must have at least begun the vaccination process and provide proof of the first shot via vaccination card or photo of card).

Where Can I Find A COVID-19 Vaccine?

Those same people will wear masks in all public areas of the Metropolitan Arts Center, the Muse offices and the rehearsal studio. Performers will be unmasked while on stage during Victoria Theatre performances and at selected times during Victoria Theatre rehearsals.

Rehearsals will occur in our studio which (along with the Muse offices and the Victoria Theatre) now have the benefit newly improved air movement and filtration (see below).

Prior to daily student arrival, Muse will use disinfectant spray on selected, commonly trafficked surfaces in the building (such as door handles and table tops).

Hand sanitizer will be provided in convenient locations on the third and fourth floors. It may be used at any time by participants and the creative team will require all participants to utilize the hand sanitizer and at specific times during rehearsals.

To minimize risk of illness, it is important to practice good hygiene habits, including proper hand washing and not touching one’s face

If any member of the company (including student performers, musicians, production assistants, adult creative team or volunteers) has a fever, productive cough, cold or other flu-like symptoms, Muse asks that they do not attend rehearsal and immediately notify the producer or rehearsal stage manager. It is strongly advised they also consult with their physician.

If anyone begins to feel ill during a rehearsal or volunteer session, immediately notify the producer or rehearsal stage manager, and go home as soon as possible. Again, if they begin to experience a fever, productive cough, cold or other flu-like symptoms, they must consult their physician.

Air Exchange and Filtration

We are delighted that our friends at Dayton Live have provided outstanding upgrades to the air exchange and filtration effectiveness across facilities, including performances venues and the Metropolitan Arts Center (home of the Muse Machine offices and studio). Spaces now experience five air exchanges per hour. MERV 13 filters and HEPA filters are both used to provide superior filtration. MERV 13 filters are rated to remove particles as small as 0.30-1.0 microns and are used to provide filtration in, for example, hospital inpatient care and general surgery. HEPA filters provide an even greater degree of filtration.