Vaccination Policy


Modified November 17, 2022.

Effective November 17, 2022, the TAP Board voted to update our COVID policy originally enacted on October 12, 2021. As we continue to perform live theater, TAP seeks to ensure our patron's health and security, as well as the safety of our performers and staff. We are in a new age of theater post-pandemic. We are delighted to bring live theater back to our audiences, but we are aware that everyone’s comfort level may vary at this time. Due to the shifting nature of the pandemic, these protocols and guidelines may change. To preserve everyone’s health and safety, we will be abiding by the following guidelines during the rehearsal and performance process, in addition to limitations imposed by our rehearsal and performance venues. Please read below for information on our requirements for various individuals. If you have any questions, please contact our president at

For ALL Patrons:

Masks are required at all times for all patrons and visitors regardless of vaccination status.

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a recent negative COVID-19 test is no longer required to attend performances at The Arlington Players.

If you are interested in becoming vaccinated, please visit your jurisdiction’s website:

Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the ticket purchaser to communicate these rules to whomever they may be providing tickets. Ticket holders who do not comply with masking policy will not be admitted.

For Auditionees, Board Members, Cast, Crew, and Volunteers:

Participants need to provide proof of vaccination by showing a physical copy or a photo on a smartphone of the vaccination card or official vaccination record to the producer, board member, or other authorized individual. If you are not vaccinated, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the event you are attending. Booster shots are encouraged based on your doctor’s recommendation.

Rehearsals and Performances: Cast and production team members will now follow masking guidance based on the COVID-19 Community Level of Arlington County, Virginia released by the CDC on each Thursday.

Masking Requirement based on CDC COVID-19 Community Level of Arlington County
CDC COVID-19 Community Level Masking Requirement
Green Completely optional
Yellow Required unless actively rehearsing or performing
Red Required unless actively performing

Other Events: Mask may be worn at the participant’s discretion within the building regulations.

If you are feeling unwell and waiting on a COVID test, immediately contact your Producer and Stage Manager. Do NOT come to rehearsal until your test comes back negative. Our priority is the safety of everyone working with TAP. Though we’ll be sad to miss you at rehearsal, we are committed to protecting everyone as best we can while we produce live theater.

If you have been exposed to COVID, please follow these guidelines:

If you are vaccinated, wear a mask at rehearsal regardless of Arlington County, Virginia Community Levels. If you are able to take a COVID-19 test on day 5 and are negative, you may remove your mask at rehearsal. Otherwise, you should wear your mask through day 10. If you have any symptoms stay home.

● If you are not fully vaccinated: stay home and isolate for at least 5 days, wear a mask for the next 10 days, get tested after day 5 and watch for symptoms, and if you have any symptoms stay home.

● If you are within the exposure window during a performance weekend, you shall follow the Yellow/Red Community Exposure Guidelines.

If you have a confirmed case of Covid, please follow these guidelines

  • You must submit a negative test after a confirmed COVID case to return to rehearsal or performance.

Do not come to any event if you have:

● A new fever (100.4°F or higher) or a sense of having a fever.

● A new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition.

● New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that cannot be attributed to another health condition.

● New chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition.

● A new sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition.

● New muscle aches (myalgia) that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise).

● A new loss of taste or smell.

If any of the above apply to you, do not enter any rehearsal or performance space.

During the run of the show:

  1. Anyone backstage, must show proof of a negative COVID test before entering the building each week (at home COVID test will be provided to the cast and crew) regardless of vaccination status.
  2. When backstage everyone will follow the mask guidance described above.
CDC COVID-19 Community Level Masking Requirement
Green Optional
Yellow/Red Required but can removed before going on stage
and returned after exiting