Health & Safety Plan
What to Expect
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Your Health Safety Officers:
G8Check (pronounced “gate-check”) has partnered with the LA Opera to assist them in developing a Health Safety Strategy. G8Check is a Health & Safety Protocol Management company that specializes in understanding the specific challenges in the entertainment industry. We at G8Check consider everyone associated with this community to be a partner in our collective efforts to make each day at work a safe one. We respectfully ask that you cooperate with our staff and understand that we truly are “all in this together” and that we consider your health & safety our utmost priority.
ARRIVAL AT SET
Check In: Blue Zone Artists
Upstage Burger (Grand Avenue, plaza level colonnade)
Please arrive wearing a face covering…at least a cloth mask. Please remember to maintain at least 6′ of separation at all times and follow the directions for check in at location. All cast and crew will be invited to fill out their pre-work survey to via email. You’ll find the link in the email that directed you here. By filling out this survey ahead of time, the process of getting on set will be made faster, and the team will be able to more easily distance from one another.
Everyone must provide this basic information as a prerequisite to reporting for work…either digitally or verbally on site. Once receipt of your pre-work survey is confirmed, temperatures will be taken, and the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and badge will be provided. Your badge must be visible at all times. A mask with a .95 rating that should be worn at all times unless one’s job absolutely prohibits that. Any exception to this plan will be clearly defined in a separate email that will originate from the LAO team specifically.
THERE WILL BE NO SHARING OF FOOD OR COMMUNAL FOOD/DRINK/COFFEE. LA OPERA WILL PROVIDE LUNCH TO BE CONSUMED IN A DESIGNATED BREAK AREA, MINDING SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS.
Upon check in, all team members will be separated into zones. Most everyone will be placed in the green zone. Only singers and select audio video crew will be placed in the blue zone. Everyone else in the green zone will be asked to maintain at least 12 feet of distance from anyone in the blue zone. Blue zone crew members will be asked to wear both a mask and face shield when working with any unmasked chorus members.
After unmasked singing, anyone outside of the performers present will need to wait 60 minutes before entering any space that has potentially been contaminated.
BE ADVISED – STAY 12′ AWAY FROM PERSONNEL NOT IN YOUR ZONE (ie: Blue or Green)
THE BELOW ROLES WILL BE A PART OF THE ZONES LISTED
James (Marty) Schaefer
LA Opera will provide lunch for everyone. Lunch must be consumed outside in the designated break area along the Grand Avenue colonnade.
BLUE ZONE RESTROOMS
Blue Zone chorus members may use the chorus dressing room restrooms or the single occupancy restroom on stage right.
Music Center Garage
After taking your ticket, please visit the parking office to the left of the entrance, so that they can validate your weekly parking pass. You may do this at any point in the day. There office is open until 8pm. You may park on any floor
After checking in with the Covid Compliance team and you enter the building you will see an ASM, Michelle Blair. She will sign you in before you proceed to your dressing room.
You have been assigned a dressing station in Chorus Dressing Rooms 1 and 2. Please bring a padlock for your drawer in your dressing room. All personal belongings must be left in the dressing room during rehearsals and recording sessions.
IN EAR MONITORS
The audio department will be available to help put on your in-ear monitor. They will be wearing a mask and face shield and assigned to the Blue Zone. Should you prefer, you can put on your own monitor. Mic packs will be provided if needed.
HOW TO ENTER THE STAGE
Blue Zone chorus members will be led from the chorus dressing rooms using the Stage Left stairwell (not the orchestra entrance), to access the stage from the SL wing. Signage will clearly mark this pathway.
When called to places, please report to the dressing room hallway closest to the green room. You will line up in an assigned order and escorted upstairs. Please bring your music and wear your mask and badge to the stage. Once the full chorus is in place you will be asked to remove your mask and badge. They can be placed on your music stand behind your music.
All PPE will be supplied to every team member by LAO / G8 Check Health & Safety. We ask that every team member wear the provided Air Queen mask at all times. Only singers should be working without. Personal hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol will be made available for all. Face shields will also be distributed to all blue zone crew members. Anyone working in close proximity to anyone unmasked will be asked to wear both a face shield and a mask. Anyone forced to work without a mask will wear at least a shield whenever possible. Please refer to the LAO protocols and safety video for more on PPE.
Upon assignment of your Zone Badge, it must be worn at all times, and be visible while on location. Badges will be collected at the end of each day, upon checking-out. Your badge represents your commitment to protocol compliance and allowed entry to set. Non-compliance with safety protocols will result in badge removal and prompt dismissal.
You will check-out at the end of the day and return your badge to LAO / G8 Check Health & Safety. Your assigned end-of-day check-out station will be where you were assigned to check-in at the beginning of the day.
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
HEALTH SAFETY OFFICER
The Covid Compliance Officers, Chelsea Rector and Ian Thomas, are the lead of the Health and Safety Department at your workplace. Your Employer has assigned the CCOs to make sure that everyone in your workplace is adhering to the protocols of the Health Safety Plan. The training and certifications that your CCOs have received qualifies them as Covid-19 Compliance Officers (C19CO).
We’re here to answer any questions you may have. Your safety is our priority.