Statement from Our Director

An update from Director Paul R. Tetreault on the events at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Ford’s Theatre followed robust safety protocols for its its recording of Necessary Sacrifices in March of 2021.

  • All rehearsals and meetings were conducted virtually, including a mandatory review of all health and safety protocols that were in place for the audio capture.
  • All personnel were tested three times: 7 days, 72 hours and 48 hours prior to arrival on-site for recording.
  • All negative test results were received by the certified COVID-19 Compliance Officer (C19CO) before personnel were allowed into the theatre.
  • Work calls were staggered to ensure limited contact with others.
  • Before entry into theatre, the C19CO conducted private health screenings of all personnel, including a temperature check and review of any possible symptoms of infection.
  • Arrivals were staggered to ensure privacy and safety.
  • Following entry and set-up, all personnel were restricted to their dressing rooms in order to limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Everyone received personal kits, which included masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and bottled water (and a face shield for the sound engineer, should he need to come into close contact with actors).
  • All personnel always wore masks while on-site, except for when isolated in individual dressing rooms.
  • All equipment was personally assigned to individuals and was disinfected before and after use.
  • All personnel were assigned private dressing rooms rooms equipped with HEPA air purifiers and had assigned bathrooms.