We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) recommendations from our local, state, and federal leaders to ensure that we maintain a safe environment for all our students, actors, directors, and volunteers. The Ohio Governor’s Office just announced that all Ohio schools will be required to close as of the end-of-school-day on Monday, March 16 through at least April 3.
As a result, we are going to follow our state government’s lead and CANCEL all Into the Woods rehearsals between March 16 – April 6.
Please know this is a hard decision for us to make, but we believe it’s the right one. The safety and well-being of everyone in our ROYAL family is of utmost importance to us, and it is our responsibility to do our part for the good of all. Although we had already ramped up our cleaning regimen when we learned of the virus, we will take measures to have the studio thoroughly cleaned and sanitized while it is closed.
As you know from the news coverage, this is an evolving situation that we will continue to monitor on a daily basis. At this point, it is our hope that the show will still go on, but rest assured, the safety and well-being of everyone in our ROYAL family is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the situation and take guidance from our local, state, and federal officials to make any future decisions regarding rehearsals and our performances. We will be sure to keep you informed of any future changes/decisions that need to be made.
Here are some helpful links to stay on top of what’s happening with the virus and recommendations to prevent its spread:
- CDC | What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019
- CDC | Stop the Spread of Germs (COVID-19)
- Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Updates
We wish good health for all of you, and we’ll look forward to seeing you again soon!
ROYAL Theatre Company Board of Directors