MSMT COVID-19 Employee Guidelines

Last updated: May 16, 2022

We are proud to be a fully vaccinated company (from volunteers to actors – anyone you encounter at the theater has been vaccinated.) We have made this decision to help keep our community safe. 

It is the responsibility of all employees to become familiar with the MSMT COVID-19 Guidelines. All COVID-19 Guidelines are subject to change.

It is expected that all employees at MSMT will make the best efforts to be vigilant, self-aware of their actions and surroundings, use common sense, be safe, and make good choices in order to keep all MSMT employees safe and healthy.

 ** It is understood that all COVID-19 virus protocols are subject to change **  MSMT will update all employees when adjustments are made.


All employees must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to arrival at MSMT.  Copies of vaccination cards must be submitted to the Company Manager.


All employees are required to wear masks at all times in MSMT buildings, venues, and housing.  MSMT follows all applicable mandates by the Federal, State, and local governments COVID-19 guidelines, the CDC COVID-19 guidelines, MSMT’s COVID-19 guidelines and Equity’s MOU while employed by MSMT.  All employees shall be updated on mask-wearing status.


  • Employees who have cold or flu-like symptoms or symptoms of COVID-19 should notify the Company Manager immediately and stay home. MSMT will provide a COVID-19 test for anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Employees who are sick with COVID-19 should isolate and follow guidelines for home isolation. If in shared housing, MSMT Company Management will arrange for isolation in another location.
  • Company Management will provide guidance on how to manage isolation.
  • Employees who are asymptomatic (have no symptoms) or pre-symptomatic (not yet showing symptoms) but have tested positive for COVID-19 infection must also isolate.


  • MSMT provides transportation for our company members to our facilities through our volunteer organization The MSMT ANGELS. All drivers will be fully vaccinated and tested prior to the transportation. Masks are required by all occupants for the duration of the ride.


Testing on Arrival Day – Day Before 1st Day of Employment

All employees must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test the day before the first day of employment at MSMT (arrival day).  A screenshot of the negative test must be sent to Company Management to Carina at If a screenshot is not sent to Company Management the day before the first day of employment at MSMT (arrival day), you cannot enter any MSMT building. All employees may use an Antigen self-test. If you tests positive, contact the Company Manager, Kathi Kacinski, at 207-725-0193 ASAP.

Testing Day of First Rehearsal/Work

All Employees must test 4 hours before the first day of employment/rehearsal.  A screenshot of the negative test must be sent to Company Management to Carina at  If a screenshot is not sent to the Company Management 4 hours before the first day of employment/rehearsal at MSMT, you cannot enter any MSMT building.  If you tests positive, contact the Company Manager, Kathi Kacinski, at 207-725-0193 ASAP and do not leave you housing.

Testing while at MSMT

All employees will be tested during employment based on the current COVID-19 climate, and per the Equity MOU (Memo of Understanding).  All employees shall receive a schedule and calendar for COVID-19 testing.

Testing Schedule – Click Here


MSMT requires employees to stay home and notify workplace administrators when sick with symptoms of COVID-19

    • When an employee feels ill:
        • Employees should not come to work with symptoms of COVID-like illness.
          • People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
            • Cough
            • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
          • Or at least two of these symptoms:
            • Fever
            • Chills
            • Repeated shaking with chills
            • Muscle pain
            • Headache
            • Sore throat
            • New loss of taste or smell
    • MSMT will inform employees of their possible close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the workplace, but
    • Exposed employees (close contacts) will be monitored for symptoms.
    • MSMT will maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


In order to return/attend rehearsals and/or work:

    • You must test again 5 days after first symptoms or positive test. If positive, you cannot return to rehearsal/work until you have a negative Antigen Test.
    • You must send a photograph of the negative test results to and get a note from your doctor saying you are clear, no longer  contagious, and can return to work.

General Health Safety Procedures

Hand Hygiene

Employees should wash hands (at least 20 seconds with soap and water) or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) often, especially between contact with customers and customer items and the following:

    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask

MSMT provides access to hand washing areas for staff, vendors, and customers. MSMT provides hand sanitizer in multiple locations around work and public spaces.


MSMT has the ventilation systems inspected, adjusted, and Air Balance Report Certified by engineers from Central Air Balance.

Cleaning and Disinfection

    • MSMT provides adequate supplies (e.g., soap, paper towels, hand sanitizer, tissue) to support healthy hygiene practices and cleaning and disinfection procedures.
    • Cleaning and disinfection efforts focus on routine cleaning of frequently touched objects (e.g., doorknobs, light switches, countertops, tables, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.)
    • Staff who handle customer items should clean hands after contact with items.
    • When no people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are known to have been in a space, MSMT will clean once per day to sufficiently remove virus that may be on surfaces and help maintain a healthy facility.
    • MSMT will clean more frequently in shared spaces if the space is a high traffic area or if certain conditions apply that can increase the risk of infection from touching surfaces.

Staff Training

MSMT has 10 COVID-19 Compliance Officers (each member of the full-time annual staff) who will act as a liaison for anyone with questions, concerns, and to implement MSMT’s COVID-19 guidelines.


Questions about these guidelines can be directed to Kathi Kacinski, Company Manager, at