COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Safety Policies Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Amherst Community Theater adheres to all government recommended safety guidelines. 

All participants must be fully vaccinated. Masks will be required at rehearsals, set shop, and
costume shop for cast members, team members, and volunteers. All persons attending
rehearsals must be fully vaccinated and wear masks. 

Cast members will not wear masks onstage but will be masked anytime they are offstage.

All audience members (age 2 and up) must wear a mask throughout the performance.

Audience members will not be required to show proof of vaccination.

Because we will be using public facilities (Bangs Center, Amherst Schools, Bowker Auditorium) for rehearsals and performances, there may be additional safety requirements for participants and audience members. 

Everyone should do their best to maintain social distancing when possible.

Our policies are subject to change as conditions and guidance from health authorities change. 

If you have questions, please contact the producers at

Illness Protocols

Cast members who are symptomatic should contact Sam Karlin, the rehearsal stage manager, at or 413-265-8900 to let us know you will be missing rehearsals
or performances due to Covid or other illnesses.

Symptoms of Covid include:

  • Fever (100.0 F or over)
  • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle/body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies)
  • Headache/fatigue (if combined with other symptoms)

Cast members who test positive for Covid should not return to rehearsals or performances until symptoms are improving, there is no fever without medication, and it has been at least 5 days since first symptoms or a positive test, whichever came first.

If someone in your household has Covid or if you have been exposed to someone with Covid, you must test negative before coming to rehearsal.

If you have any doubt about whether you are ill with Covid, please test before coming to rehearsals or performances.

These policies are subject to change as conditions change.

If you have questions, contact the producers at

September 15, 2022