COVID-19 Updates & Protocols

Studio East no longer requires students, staff, or audiences to wear masks onsite. We continue to monitor CDC and King County recommendations, COVID levels and variants, and the guidelines that area schools are following and react accordingly.

We take the safety of students and patrons very seriously and hope to keep providing them with enriching drama programming in a safe and supportive environment. Thank you for helping us keep our patrons, students, and staff safe!

General Guidelines:

  • Masks for students, staff, and audiences are encouraged and welcome for any who choose to continue wearing them but are no longer a general mandatory requirement.
  • Studio East continues to require our staff to have proof of vaccination.
  • We continue to notify guardians when their student has been exposed to a positive case, while protecting confidentiality of those testing positive.
  • Indoor spaces in use by Studio East students have air purifiers for increased air quality.

If someone has been exposed to COVID-19:

  • If someone has been exposed to COVID-19 but has no symptoms, the student can still participate in their class or rehearsal, but they will be required to wear a mask.
  • If they do test positive or develop symptoms, please see below.

If someone develops symptoms of COVID-19:

  • If your student is experiencing symptoms, have them tested for COVID-19 right away.
  • If your student tests positive for COVID-19 within three days of participating in a Studio East program, please notify Studio East immediately.
  • All students and staff that have been exposed may return if they receive a negative test result 5 days after exposure.

If someone tests positive for COVID-19:

  • If you tested positive for COVID-19, and HAVE symptoms, you can return when:
    • You’ve been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication AND
    • Your symptoms have gotten better AND
    • At least 5 days have gone by since symptoms first appeared AND
    • You have received a negative COVID-19 test.
  • If you tested positive for COVID-19, but HAVE NOT had any symptoms, you can return when:
    • At least 5 days have gone by since the date of your first positive COVID-19 test, AND
    • You have received a negative COVID-19 test.
  • When a positive test of a student occurs, we will require directly exposed students and staff at Studio East to wear masks to mitigate the continued spread of that case.

Should you have any questions about these procedures, please email Managing Director Jennifer Tucker at, Education Director Kaysy Ostrom at, or Production Stage Manager Cassie Fitzgerald at