GREAT Health & Safety Guidelines for Volunteers

Effective April 25th, 2022 proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test and masks will no longer be required for GREAT staff or volunteers. We remain committed to monitoring the current recommendations, guidelines and restrictions and will continue to follow CDC guidelines to ensure we remain open in the safest way possible.

Effective March 21, 2022 GREAT’s policies at the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre for audiences will be updated: proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test will no longer be required. Out of concern for those who may be immunocompromised or have underlying health concerns, the mask requirement will be changed to “Masks Strongly Recommended.” Please note, policies for volunteers and staff remain unchanged at this time. 

January 3rd, 2022

GREAT has been following the guidance of public health officials since the pandemic began as our goal is to continue producing live theatre as safely as possible. While the CDC has recently adjusted quarantine and isolation information, GREAT is continuing to follow guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), which has not changed their recommendations for Covid safety protocols. We will continue to update as we learn more.

Reminder of MDH guidelines as of 12/27/21:
People who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 10 days if they are asymptomatic or until their symptoms have completely subsided (this includes being fever-free for 24 hours without use of medication). Read more here.

Mask policy at GREAT
Recent scientific studies are showing that cloth masks are no longer enough to protect the spread of COVID-19. Please wear a surgical or KN95 or N95 mask into the building. If you do not have one, GREAT has masks available.

Masks must be worn when entering the building
Masks must be properly placed over the nose and mouth at all times.

Reminder about Vaccine & Testing Protocols:
All GREAT staff, artists, and volunteers are required to show either proof of vaccination or weekly proof of a negative PCR test.

We look forward to continuing to safely navigate this time and ultimately produce fantastic productions! If you have any questions please contact Lacey Schirmers, Interim Executive Director at



Schedule Vaccination:

  • CentraCare South Point accepts appointments and walk ins for vaccinations Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8am-6pm | 3001 Clearwater Rd, St. Cloud | 320-200-3200
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Should any employee or volunteer have any concerns or suggestions regarding conditions related to COVID-19, or if they require any reasonable accommodation or leave related to COVID-19, including leave for qualifying to COVID-19 related reasons under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, they are encouraged to reach out to Lacey Schirmers at or 320.258.2787, their direct supervisor, the stage manager or any GREAT employee.