Health & Safety for Out-of-School Performances

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.

Out-of-School Performances

If any Muse Machine student member has a fever, productive cough, cold or other flu-like symptoms, Muse asks that they do not attend any out-of-school performance and immediately notify their Muse advisor. It is strongly advised they also consult with their physician.

Dayton Live has lifted its mask mandate for those attending performances. In Montgomery County, the community level is currently low and the CDC now advises mask wearing based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk. Patrons are welcome to wear masks at Dayton Live’s performances or venues, but it is no longer required.

See Dayton Live Q&A page for details:

Dayton Live Health & Safety Q&A

If any student begins to feel ill during a performance, the student should notify their Muse advisor immediately (if they traveled with a school group). If they attended independently, they should go home as soon as possible and notify their Muse advisor at the next opportunity. Again, if any student experiences a fever, productive cough, cold or other flu-like symptoms, it is strongly advised they consult with 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.