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COVID-19: Health and Safety Guidelines

Revised November 2022.
Guidelines are subject to change.

As we welcome you to the International Thespian Festival (ITF) the health and well-being of our attendees, staff, and volunteers remains our number one priority. The following protocols for ITF continue to be informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), local governments, and our partners at Indiana University.

•    The wearing of masks is OPTIONAL. 
•    Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test is no longer required for entry.

If you are experiencing COVID-19, flu, or cold symptoms or have recently been exposed, please stay at home and contact to cancel your registration.

COVID-19 related health guidelines are subject to change and revised policies may be in effect at the time of ITF, including, but not limited to, protocols to mitigate a COVID-19 variant/concern or University policy, such as the wearing of masks. We will continually assess changes and will adjust our policies according to updated public health guidance and applicable law.  

For the most current information, refer back to this page or email closer to ITF. Protocol updates will also be sent to all attendees prior to ITF.

Thank you for your cooperation, support, and understanding. We look forward to seeing you in Bloomington!

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On-Site COVID-19 Testing and Reporting
Isolation & Quarantine

On-Site COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

Any attendee who believes they may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should alert their troupe leader, floor captain, or EdTA staff immediately.  Should testing be recommended, visit COVID testing and select Monroe in the test sites by county drop-down menu to find locations closest to IU Bloomington. You can also find at-home test kits at many retail pharmacies.

If you test positive, report your positive test to the ITF nursing staff using the COVID-19 self-report form. In the event of a positive test result, attendees will quarantine as outlined in IU's Isolation and Quarantine policy.

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Isolation & Quarantine

If you experience any symptoms of COVID-19 during ITF, alert your adult chaperone (students) or EdTA staff (adults) immediately, then contact ITF nursing staff to determine if testing is needed. Rapid testing will be administered on site as necessary. 

Attendees must quarantine while awaiting test results.  

Attendees who test positive will need to isolate per CDC guidelines. No refunds will be issued. In the event an attendee must continue isolating after ITF ends or requires special accommodations, any associated housing or meal expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.  

  • Attendees staying on campus will be moved to a dorm room with a private bedroom and bathroom to isolate until they can safely return to their permanent residence. Students will be released to a parent or legal guardian.  
  • Attendees staying in a hotel will be given instructions and tips for quarantining or isolating in their hotel room until they can safely return to their permanent residence. Students will be released to a parent or legal guardian.  

Attendees who come in close contact with someone who tests positive (roommate, troupe member, etc.) but do not experience symptoms do not need to quarantine, but must wear a mask and should get tested for COVID-19 five to seven days after exposure.

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We are here to help! Contact us at for more information. Please do not contact Indiana University regarding ITF COVID-19 policies. The policies for this private event vary from the policies IU has in place for their students, faculty, and staff.

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