health and safety
Aside from the beautiful setting and the chance to create thrilling new works, this program is unique in its safety from COVID-19. For one, as of 6/30, Monroe County has had 237 confirmed cases. A significantly small number compared to 3,561 in San Francisco, 10,177 in Seattle, and 215,000 in New York City. The Hundredth Hill is located in the most remote area of already remote Bloomington. You are more likely to see a rabbit or a deer than another person while on the farm.
All participants were tested and cleared before departing for Bloomington, and were tested and cleared again upon arriving. We followed CDC social distancing guidelines until all residents were cleared. Now that each resident has been cleared, everyone is free to interact with all members of the program like one big household.
In the very unlikely case a resident tests positive while at The Hundredth Hill, they will be moved into isolated housing, and we will work with medical personnel who have agreed to assist us with any medical needs that may arise.
Staff members will provide artists with everything they could need to survive and thrive without leaving the Hundredth Hill, such as groceries, entertainment, and opportunities for bonding on the expansive property. Special care will be taken at shows, as well. Performers will engage in no direct contact with audience members. Seating and entry procedures will again abide by CDC regulations to keep contact between members of different households in the audience to an absolute minimum.