Health & Safety Procedures

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The health and safety of our COCA community is of the utmost importance. COCA’s Health & Safety Procedures are outlined below. Protocols are subject to change.

Patrons are encouraged to review COCA’s Health & Safety Procedures prior to visiting COCA’s campus.

If you have concerns you might have been exposed to COVID-19: Please use your best judgment and CDC guidelines.

Current Health & Safety Procedures

When You Arrive

For Camps & Classes

For Theatre Productions & Public Events

Ongoing Cleaning

When You Arrive


  • Guests may accompany students into COCA. Classes may be observed from outside of the studio or guests may wait in the Centene Commons.
  • Students also may be dropped off and picked up in the circle drive in front of COCA on 6880 Washington Avenue (between Trinity Ave and Kingsland Ave).

Protocols for Camps & Classes

  • Outside Visitors:
    • COCA’s building is an active space for camps, classes, and performances.
  • Elevator(s):
    • Hand sanitizer will be available for use before and after elevator access.
    • When operating the elevator, using elbows to push the buttons is encouraged.
  • Hand Washing:
    • Hand sanitizer will be available in the classrooms, with its use supervised in young children.
  • Food:
    • Drinking fountains and touchless water bottle filling stations are open; students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle.
    • There will be no ice, dishes, coffee, or utensils for student use. A microwave is available in the Kranzberg Lobby for students attending classes; it is not available for use during camps.
    • There will be no food sharing in classrooms or at lunchtime.
  • PPE:
    • COCA will have masks available for visitors who wish to wear one.

Protocols for Theatre Productions & Public Events



Face masks are optional.

Performance Crew

Front of House Staff

  • COCA House Managers are trained in the following:
    • Customer Service
    • Operational Procedures
    • Emergency Preparedness

Ongoing Cleaning

HVAC and Ventilation Systems

COCA’s HVAC systems improve ventilation in the building and increase the percentage of outdoor air.

  • COCA utilizes a professional cleaning company that deep cleans and disinfects the facility every night. 
  • A porter will be at COCA when programming is happening on weekends. During the summer, COCA will have a full-time porter.