Assessing the Current Situation & Planning for the Future
CDC Announces a Shortened Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population. See the CDC website for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html. We have updated our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures to reflect these changes.
Yesterday, Thursday, August 12, 2021, the State Health Commissioner issued an Order of Public Health Emergency with a statewide requirement to wear masks in K-12 schools. The State Health Commissioner, pursuant to§§ 32.1-13 and 32.1-20 of the Code of Virginia, issued this Order finding that a public health emergency due to COVID-19 continues to exist, and requiring all individuals aged two and older to wear masks when indoors at public and private K-12 schools in order to inhibit spread of the virus, as recommended and described by the CDC.
All students, staff, and visitors are expected to comply with LCPS mask requirements, including those who are participating in non-LCPS activities conducted in school buildings. This includes our production of Godspell at the Theatre at Potomac Falls High School August 13 through August 15.
For this weekend's performances, all audience members, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks while inside the school, including the lobby and the theatre. Disposable masks will be available.
Our actors will be masked during the performance and while back stage.
We ask that all audience members exit the school immediately following the performance. Our actors will greet you outside after the show has ended.
"On July 27th, CDC updated its guidance for fully vaccinated people, recommending that everyone wear a mask in indoor public settings in areas of substantial and high transmission, regardless of vaccination status. This decision was made with the data and science available to CDC at the time, including a valuable public health partnership resulting in rapid receipt and review of unpublished data." Read the complete CDC update here.
Sterling Playmakers continues to adhere to all federal, state, local, and school guidelines and policies as described in the reopening guide linked below. As such, and in accordance with the latest CDC guidance, we request that all patrons wear a mask during the performances of Godspell. While school policy for masking refers to unvaccinated individuals, we humbly request that everyone wear a mask for the safety of all. Thank you!
Our COVID-19 Reopening Policies and Procedures have been updated with current guidance from Governor Northam and Loudoun County Public Schools for use of their facilities, effective April 20, 2021. The updated document can be viewed here.
Our COVID-19 Reopening Policies and Procedures have been updated with current guidance from Governor Northam and Loudoun County Public Schools for use of their facilities, effective April 1, 2021. The updated document can be viewed here.
Our COVID-19 Reopening Policies and Procedures have been updated with current guidance from Loudoun County Public Schools for use of their facilities. The updated document can be viewed here.
Our COVID-19 Reopening Policies and Procedures have been updated in compliance with current Federal, state, and local guidelines. Please review them here.
While Sterling Playmakers would love to kick off our 25th season this fall as planned, we need to be able ensure the health and well-being of our volunteers and audience members. After exploring safety measures, cleaning protocols, and other challenges, our Board of Directors has determined that it would be irresponsible to resume in-person activities at this time and made the difficult decision to postpone “The Social Secretary” and “Catch Me If You Can” to the fall of 2021. These productions will replace “The Unexpected Guest” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. Our 25th season will now open with "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in Spring 2021.
The Board of Directors has also voted to hold our Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for September 1, 2020, entirely online. Additional information for attending the meeting and voting in the Board of Directors Election will be available at a later date.
After careful thought and deliberation of our duty in the face of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and taking into consideration current state mandates, the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision, based on we believe to be in the best interest of our volunteers and audience members, to reschedule the 2020 performances of The Laramie Project and Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical to 2021 and have updated our 25th season to include both productions.
Heartbreakingly, we lost an entire weekend of performances for Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School for Magic and Magic. We congratulate the cast, crew, and production team for their remarkable work in the face of uncertainty.
At this moment, the Board of Directors is hopeful that the first shows of our 2020-2021 season, The Social Secretary and Catch Me If You Can, will perform as planned this fall. We work to raise the curtain on a new, exciting, and boundary-pushing season in the coming months.