TWB Health Policy
The Washington Ballet (TWB) and The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB), in partnership with our host venues, follow CDC guidance and District of Columbia mandates regarding highly contagious illnesses such as COVID-19. Because the health and welfare of our entire community remain our most important priorities, TWB has put in place the following policies, procedures, and protocols:
If a TWB employee tests positive for a highly contagious illness, such as COVID-19, they will follow all CDC recommendations or District of Columbia mandates for masking, isolation, or quarantine. In the event of another COVID-19 surge or a new variant of concern arises, our guidance will adjust accordingly.
For TWB Season Performances
All audience members must follow venue requirements for safety protocols including, but not limited to masking or vaccination status.
The Washington School of Ballet
If a student tests positive for a highly contagious illness, such as COVID-19, they will follow all CDC recommendations or District of Columbia mandates for masking, isolation, or quarantine. Students will communicate with the head of their division or school about illness-related absences if an absence is anticipated to be over 3 class-periods.
Masking or a modified drop-off & pick-up procedure may be required to prevent the spread of illness in classes and rehearsals during cold & flu season. Communication with participants via the website or email will indicate special requirements.