Guidelines for Egg Use/Amenities of the Egg

Guidelines during Covid 19

Please scroll down for the additional, usual guidelines, list of amenities, and so on. At the very end of this, you will find information regarding locations for covid 19 testing and so on.
These are quite extensive.
Thank you!
These will be revisited.
Namaste, marya

Health and Cleaning Guidelines for Residencies during the time of the pandemic

We are committed to offering the space and yet to remaining as safe as possible, knowing that there is risk involved in everything we do.
Please read the waiver, sign, and return, before your residency. 

Participants in each residency need to have been practicing good health and social distancing behaviours and have not had a fever for at least the two weeks prior to the residency.

2020 covid added guidelines

Before arriving, the leader/choreographer, or a designated person in your group will have each dancer/participant fill out a short medical and contact information questionnaire, so that we have this in the event of illness or injury. I shall email this form, but I shall also have some available at the Egg. It should be filled out as a paper form. All this information will be kept in the designated folder, on the front table by the sliding door. I shall then destroy this three weeks after your departure, if I hear that all participants continue in good health.

There will be a forehead thermometer at the egg. Please designate someone in your group to monitor and record the temperature for each participant upon entry, and then every day thereafter. I shall leave a pad of paper, so that you can keep a record of these.

Participants need to practice social distancing, and mask wearing, indoors, whenever possible. 
Please bring your own masks.
Remember that if you are moving, singing, speaking, breathing more deeply, being robust at all, the distance needs to be considerably greater than the usual recommended 6′:  I have read 16-24′ as a suggestion.  
Out of doors, mask wearing is also suggested, or you may simply distance, but again, if you are engaging in movement, this distance needs to be considerable.

2021 updating covid guidelines

Currently, as of summer 2021, we are allowing up to six residents. If you are all vaccinated and all agree to being unmasked, you may be unmasked. You need no longer record temperatures, nor detailed listing of your contacts. You do not have to fill out the health questionnaire,
but you do need to sign the waiver.

The Egg has opened in a limited way to public showings:
all Public must sign a waiver before entering the Egg, and all must remain masked throughout.
The Performers may be unmasked but must keep a distance from the Audience.

The usual guidelines (see later in this document) for cleaning upon departure would apply. Please be super thorough. In addition, we ask for these added procedures:

Wash, and then Disinfect:
Bathroom surfaces/equipment/faucets,
Kitchen sink/faucet/cooking and prep area/microwave et al,
dining area surfaces including chairs,
knobs/frames of doors,
sliding door holders,
window cranks,
Bannisters,
and floors,
And whatever else comes to mind.
Participants need to bring extra supplies for this cleaning though I shall provide these as well. There will be disposable gloves and a box of masks. Again, do bring your own, as well.
  
Bedding – pillow, sheets, or maybe a sleeping bag, towels, should be brought be participants. I am going to put all the Egg bedding in big trash bags, or somehow confine it to one area and cover it.
Bed needs to be sprayed with disinfectant upon departure. 
If you do use anything: All laundry needs to be laundered professionally with the request that it be done at high temperature.  (see the regular guidelines for the laundromat name and location)

We shall allow a period of two- three days in between each residency for extra cleaning and airing.

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Here is a questionnaire, and the new waiver:

Health Questionnaire re your upcoming residency at the Dragon’s Egg
(for use during the pandemic)
Please place these completed questionnaires in the folder that I shall provide at the front sliding door entrance to the egg. I shall keep the information for two weeks after your departure, at which point I shall contact the choreographer to be sure all is well, and, if so, I shall then destroy the contents. I shall not be looking at the contents.

Name

Group with which you are coming

Dates of your residency

Address

Telephone

Email

Emergency contact person and telephone number, email, address

Doctor to contact if necessary

Medical Insurance, policy numbers, and number to call

Any medications, medical issues, allergies, or conditions that it might be important for us to know in the event of an emergency?

In the event that you fall ill, it will be important for us to be able to provide names for contact tracing. Please list, to the best of your ability, anyone you have been in contact with over the past two weeks, with a way to contact them.
Thank you.

Statement to be signed:

I affirm that I have not been in contact with anyone with Covid, or anyone who has been in contact with another person with Covid, to my knowledge, for at least the two weeks prior to coming to the Dragon’s Egg.
I affirm that I have not had a fever for at least the two weeks prior to coming to the Dragon’s Egg.
I affirm that I am of good health at this moment, and shall alert the Dragon’s Egg should this change.
I affirm that I shall be compliant with the safety precautions as described by the CDC and by the State for being in the company of others. I affirm that I shall be compliant with safe health practices.
I shall not hold the Dragon’s Egg nor any of its affiliates, nor the members of the Board, responsible, should I become ill, or injured, while at the Egg or as a consequence of being in residence at the Egg.

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Name

Address/email______________________________________________________

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Witness

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WAIVER

Mystic Paper Beasts COVID-19 Assumption of Risk, Release, and Waiver of Liability Agreement For Use of the Dragons Egg Studio

RELEASE AND WAIVER

In consideration of my utilization of the Dragons Egg Studio which is owned and operated by Mystic Paper Beasts, I, being 18 years of age or older, do hereby forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Mystic Paper Beasts and its past, current, and future officers, board of directors, directors, employees, members, volunteers, contractors, representatives, parents, owners, affiliates, agents, successors, and assigns (collectively, “MPB”) from any and all damages, injuries, losses, liability, claims, causes of action, litigation, or demands, including but not limited to those for personal injury, sickness, or death, as well as property damages and expenses, of any nature whatsoever which may be incurred, directly or indirectly, now or in the future, in any way related to COVID-19 and in connection with my utilization of or participation in any activity on or in the premises of the Dragons Egg Studio, or any travel related thereto. I promise not to sue MPB for any of the foregoing.

ASSUMPTION OF RISKS

I understand that while MPB has undertaken reasonable steps to lessen the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in connection with the use of the Dragons Egg Studio, MPB is not responsible in any manner for any risks related to COVID-19 in connection with the use or travel related to use of the Dragons Egg Studio. I understand that the World Health Organization has classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. I further understand that COVID-19 is a highly contagious and dangerous disease, and that contact with the virus that causes COVID-19 may result in significant personal injury or death. I am fully aware that participation in the use of the Dragons Egg or any time spent there(including any related travel) carries with it certain inherent risks related to COVID-19 transmission (“Inherent Risks”) that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid such risks. Inherent Risks may include, but are not limited to, (1) the risk of coming into close contact with individuals or objects that may be carrying COVID-19; (2) the risk of transmitting or contracting COVID-19, directly or indirectly, to or from other individuals; and (3) injuries and complications ranging in severity from minor to catastrophic, including death, resulting directly or indirectly from COVID-19 or the treatment thereof. Further, I understand that the risks of COVID-19 are not fully understood, and that contact with, or transmission of, COVID-19 may result in risks including but not limited to loss, personal injury, sickness, death, damage, and expense, the exact nature of which are not currently ascertainable, and all of which are to be considered Inherent Risks. I hereby voluntarily accept and assume all risk of loss, personal injury, sickness, death, damage, and expense arising from such Inherent Risks. Furthermore, I represent and warrant that I do not suffer from any medical condition or disease that might in any way hinder or prevent me from utilizing the Dragons Egg Studio and its facilities safely, including, to my knowledge, COVID-19. This COVID-19 Assumption of Risk, Release, and Waiver of Liability Agreement (“Agreement”) shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns.

I expressly agree that this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by applicable laws, and that if any portion of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the parties relating to the subject matter, and shall not be altered, modified, amended, waived or supplemented in any manner whatsoever except by a written agreement signed by both parties hereto or their duly authorized representatives. This Agreement may be executed, made and delivered electronically. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, I (a) covenant and agree not to elect a trial by jury with respect to any issue arising out of this Agreement or the Use of the Dragons Egg Studio that is triable of right by a jury, and (b) waive any right to trial by jury with respect to such issue to the extent that any such right exists now or in the future. This waiver of right to trial by jury is given knowingly and voluntarily. I have read and understood this Agreement and enter into it voluntarily in consideration of the opportunity to participate in the use of the Dragons Egg Studio. I acknowledge I am giving up legal rights and/or remedies which may be available to me.

Signature:____________________________________________________Date:_____

Print Name:___________________________________________________________

Here below are the regular guidelines and information.

 

GUIDELINES FOR EGG USE 

 

Remember that annual membership is required, and there is a low “use fee” for each time you are in residence.  See the website for updated policies.  Each person in a company will be asked to join as a member ($20 is the minimum annual fee).  We ask that each person fill out a membership form.  


Once your residency is approved,  you must send a $25 non refundable deposit to the Mystic Paper Beasts, 8 Hancox, Stonington, Ct. 06378.  This will be applied toward your use fee upon your arrival.

 

 

 LIST of Responsibilities: Upkeep!

We ask that you print this out, and leave it on the table in the Egg upon your departure, checking off each item.   That means you must budget some time for cleaning- allow at least an hour if you have many hands helping.

Remember that the space is run as a cooperative venture, so the maintenance of the space is considered an integral part of every residency,  and is a sweet seva.

Please turn off lights, and any other electric devices, fans, etc: be mindful of your energy use while you are at the Egg, and while  you are out and about in your life. 

Lock all doors as you go.  Leave the key on the nail under the right top tread of the steps to the side door, where you found it.

Please be mindful of the residents in the farmhouse, and keep your noise down after 9 pm.  Also be mindful of their privacy:  the farmhouse and surrounding garden is their home.

needs to be signed, dated, at the time of the residency/workshop

 

LIST of Responsibilities: Upkeep!

 

1. Dry mop rehearsal space, then damp mop rehearsal space  (dry mops are in furnace room – blue mop for studio, yellow mop for outer area – be sure to thoroughly shake out; sponge mops for damp mopping – this must be done at the end of your residency)

2. Sweep, damp mop, wash floor, and pick up entry area, dressing room area.  Sweep stairs. Vacuum and dust upstairs.  Damp mop the second level.  Please return furniture et al to where it was.

 3. Clean sinks, toilet, shower, and and pick up bathroom, wash floor.

 4. Make sure all spaces are left clear, empty (relative to the space), clean. Return things to where they were.

 5. Close all windows and doors and secure them; wash if necessary – in fact, wash a few anyway!

 6. Remove all trash, all food, etc.: all of the trash should go to the two large trash barrels at the end of the drive, one for trash, one for recycle (see attached instructions), for pick up.  Do not leave behind the Egg – critters have fun if you do.

 7. Do not touch the heat thermostats.  If perchance you find that the heat was turned up, turn it back down to 50 in the summer, or to 65  in the winter – this monitor is in the dance space itself, on the right hand wall, entering the studio from the kitchen/bathroom.  Alert Marya at 860 535 3346  that it has been altered.  This must be handled by the gentleman who monitors our radiant heat system, which can be tricky.

8.  Laundry:  The Laundromat is in New London:  Grimes Cleaners (has changed its name to something like clothes clip), on Ocean Ave, just off of Bank Street.  52-54 Ocean Ave, New London, Connecticut, 06320; 860 443 4421.  Google map it for directions. They open at 7 am, close around 9 pm.   Pre pay, and leave under the name:  Marya: Mystic Paper Beasts.   If this is impossible, leave your laundry at the door by the kitchen, with $40 cash minimum, and I shall take care of it, drop it off etc.  If it is more than that, I would let you know.

9. Replace such things as tea, paper towels,  toilet paper, detergents. etc.  These can be purchased at McQuade’s when you do your grocery shopping.  Plan ahead.

 10. If you use the phone, please leave a cheque or cash to cover.

 11.  Reparation or replacement of any property damaged is the responsibility of the resident/teacher.  Notify Marya (860 444 7247) or Dan (860 961 9439) in the event of any damage or problem.  (Dan is away from late january to late April.)  The house number is 860 535 3346.  You will also find numbers for the plumber (who is also the heat specialist, as the heat is subfloor radiant hot water heat), the oil company, the electrician, if needed, on the wooden cupboard next to the phone.  The Egg phone number is 860 572 4420.  

The accounts will be under the name Dan Potter: Mystic Paper Beasts, 401 Shewville Road.  Be specific about this location as we also have accounts with the same people at our home.

 

12.  If there is snow, please do shovel a path into the entrance – front, and side, so that you, and no one else, slips.  The shovel is right outside the door, and there is salt inside the door as well. 

 

 13.  Lock all doors as you go. Replace the key in the lockbox outside on the outside stair post, and your fee payment and forms in the dragon box inside, located at the front of the stair case.

Thank you so much for your grace and artistry.  We hope the Dragon’s Egg has helped you in your journey.

Marya

and ~ the Board of the Mystic Paper Beasts

 

signed:                                                                         date

 

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Be mindful:  A few rules.

Foods must be contained in closed containers, plastic or such, lest we have mouse problems.

We do have the front deck treated, but there may be splinters – do not slide on it.

No smoking.

No drinking of alcohol in the Dragon’s Egg itself.  Outdoors is ok.

NO candles in the studio space.  No burners. Fire marshall says!

Be mindful of volume of music.  There are people living in the house across the field.

 The Egg is not a fragrance free space.

The Egg is not a nut free space.

Children are not allowed except with special permission from the Egg Board. 

 

No animals are ever allowed inside the Egg.

 

Please do not use the back massage room table nor supplies.  These are private.

 

You may walk in the woods up behind Dan’s studio. If you do, cover your legs and ankles and check yourself thoroughly for ticks and such before you go back into the Egg. I don’t go walking in the woods, because I have been bitten thrice by the Lyme tick.

NB:  The Egg is at the end of a field.  Field mice are a happy lot that sometimes find entry into the Egg.  If you see a mouse, we have found that the old fashioned mouse trap is most effective, unfortunately, after having tried peppermint bags, stuffed mice, have a heart traps.  Let Marya know if there is a mouse, and we can work on this together.  There are none at the moment.

 

The Egg welcomes you, and also welcomes the other uses of the Egg.  The graciousness of all users helps to define the Egg.  The Egg is indeed a sanctuary for creativity, for spiritual pursuit, for dance and for theatre.   Thank you.

 

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Directions and Entry

 

You are going to the Dragon’s Egg: 

The Dragon’s Egg address is: 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard, Ct. 06339.  Googlemap the Dragon’s Egg at 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard, Ct. 06339

Our mailing address is:  Mystic Paper Beasts, 8 Hancox St., Stonington, CT 06378 

 

And here are some written directions via 95, if approaching from the South:

 

I find the easiest route to the Egg is to take 95 North past New London, over Gold Star Bridge, to the very first left exit as you cross Gold Star Bridge – number 83?  84? – the one way over to the Left of the bridge, before you have even gotten off the bridge.

 

Keep going Straight off the exit ramp, onto Rte 184.   (You will pass Walmart on your left.)

 

Keep going  straight on rte 184 for about 6 or 6 1/2 miles, until you come to a Light at Shewville Road. 

(You will see a small shopping area to your right with a karate studio and a restaurant that is called Someplace in Time. )

 

Turn Left on Shewville Road.   Drive about 3.4 miles.   There are two driveways for 401 Shewville Road on your left.   Take the second driveway, past the trash barrels; there is a post box that says 401 and Egg at this driveway.  Turn left at the postbox, into the field.  The Egg is at the end of the field, easily seen in the winter, but hidden by foliage in summer.

(NB: You will have just passed Gallup Hill Rd.  There is a bit of a curve, and a drive way on the lef, and a second driveway on the left – both are 401, but the first one leads to a red farm house, and the second to the Egg.  Take the second driveway, and go directly into the field. Park in the field. )

 

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Information about how to enter the Egg will be provided by Marya once the applicant is approved.

 

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Transportation to the Dragon’s Egg:

Getting to and from the Egg is the responsibility of the artist resident. 

The most convenient way is to drive a car, rent or borrow, as the Egg is some distance from any hub of transportation, and there is little in the way of public transport out here, unfortunately. 

The closest train stations for Amtrak stops are New London, Mystic, Westerly.  New London is closer to NYC, Westerly closer to Boston.   Mystic is the closest to us, but the trains stopping there are few.   Check the Amtrak schedule online. 

 
There is also the option of Metro North to New Haven, and then getting the Shoreline East to New London.  The Shoreline East has a limited schedule, and is even more limited to New London.  Check online for MetroNorth to New Haven, and then for the additonal leg: the Shoreline East.

There is also the bus to Foxwoods Casino – this is the cheapest way, and the closest to the Egg.   I am not sure from where it leaves in NYC at this point.  It used to go from Chinatown, but I know there are more options now.   Foxwoods Casino is the closest casino, in Ledyard.  The Egg is in Ledyard.   By cab, it is about 10-15 minutes, unless the cabbie gets lost!

Then it will be necessary to take a taxi cab to the Dragon’s Egg.  This will run around $35 from New London, so it is not cheap.

Occasionally, Dan or Marya may be available to pick up a resident at the train or at the casino, but it is best to not rely on this.  

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Amenities of the Egg

The Dragon’s Egg is a freestanding, hexagonal building sited at the end of a tree encircled field in the countryside of Ledyard, Ct.  The dance studio space measures 2,000 square feet.   The floor is a sprung floor with subfloor heating. The space is surrounded by windows and mirrors. There are two interior swings. An additional 1200 sq. ft. comprises the entry area, small kitchen, changing room/massage room, single (but large) shower space, single bathroom, upstairs communal sleeping area (there are ten futons).   If your group is large, we ask that you consider renting a port-o-john. 

There are available a television/vcr, an upright piano, cd players and speakers; a few musical instruments – drums, etc.; yoga blocks.  In the kitchen are a rice cooker, crockpot, microwave, convectron oven/ toaster, coffee maker, small refrigerator. There are a couple of plug in burners: these must be unplugged and put away after use.   There are lots of plates, pans, cutlery, et al. 

There is plenty of bedding upstairs, as well as  pillows, quilts, blankets, sleeping bags; and many towels in the back massage/dressing room (bottom shelf under books shelf under windows).   

 Residents are asked to drop off the laundry (sheets and towels) upon their departure,  and to prepay for it,  as described in the Guidelines for care of the Egg.

Residents and presenters are reminded that the space is in regular intermittent use, and residents are asked to respect this use by either by being quiet in the living spaces of the Egg, or by going for a walk, or by vacating the premises at the time of a class to go for dinners, to use the wifi at Starbucks in Mystic, to go for groceries (best local grocery store is McQuade’s), or to go for outings in the area.    

Weekly classes are offered in yoga, children’s dance (seasonal), hooping, modern, and other.  During the summer there is also a weekly dance sampler class.  There are regular monthly uses of the Egg (Dances of Peace, Labyrinth walk) and various workshops and events that take place at the Egg throughout the year at various times.  Check the online schedule on the website.  www.dragonseggstudio.org

Marya also uses the back room for occasional massage clients:  during that time the shower is inaccessible, but residents may continue to work and play in the studio space.

The Beasts use the space for their own rehearsal and training, and occasionally offer public workshops in mask and performance.   There are several larger events each year: the Hygienic Egg in March, Earth Day, the Narrative Event in late June, the NYC Dragon’s Egg Presents concert in September, Tellabration in November, Holiday Bazaar in December, and various galas.  

Other groups regularly rent the Egg for day long workshops.  Some of these are private and will require residents to be absent for the day.  It is important to check the online calendar to see what is scheduled, and to check with Marya at mybeasts@aol.com.  

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 Residents!   N.B.  other classes, while you are here

 

These are the classes that take place, typically, during the week at the Egg.  Please check the website www.dragonseggstudio.org to see if there are other events or uses of the space during your stay.   We do all share the time and space, and there is often some overlap of use.  For classes, you may remain upstairs et al, just being mindful.  For some workshops, it is necessary to pack up if not move out, and to go off for an adventure,  so that the space is available for the presenters/renter.  Remember also that the back dressing room doubles as a Marya’s massage/office.  While she is there, the shower is not available.   Thank you for being here, and for honouring the other uses as well. 

 

namaste, marya

 

Mondays

8:50-10:30 am  Priscilla Yoga

4:30 -6:30 pm Marya Yoga

6:15 -8 pm  Hooping

 

Tuesdays  

5-7 pm  Modern Dance with Christine  (class, or rehearsal)

 

Wednesdays

5:30 – 7  Summer Dance Sampler

 

 

Thursdays

 

Fridays

 

Saturdays

Varies – check the website

Sometimes (rarely) yoga at 8 am or at 11:15 am

Sometimes workshops – all day, half day

 

Sundays

Sometimes workshops or events – all day, half day

6-8 pm  Last Sundays – Dances of Peace

 

 

Check the online calendar. 

 

 

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Contacts for Help

 

 

There is a generator that should come on, should there be a power outage.  In this event, sort of power down your use of the various electrical devices in the Egg so you minimize your electrical use, and maximize the fuel available to the generator.

 

Should there be any problems with heat, oil,

floor heat (plumber, actually, as it is hot water heat)

generator

snow plowing

etc.

 

Here are the relevant numbers.  The accounts are in the name of Dan Potter, though they might also say Mystic Paper Beasts, or Dragon’s Egg, to distinguish from the various accounts under his name.  The address of the Egg is 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard

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Oil heat Mystic Fuel: Kevin for oil delivery: 860 204 0400

Furnace maintenance: Bruce Williams: 860 857 6976

 

Water and plumbing:  

Dick et al. at HJ Smith office: 860 536 7925  

Bill Coyle’s cell: 860 460 6998

 

Electricity:  David Bell and family  :   860 535 2354

 

Generator:  Scott Haines :  860 535 3555

 

AmeriGas- for the propane that serves the generator:  their number is 860 537 5925, and the account is under Dan Potter, general acct # 200437104… The account number that is specific for the Egg/generator, is 100571070.

 

(If there is still a problem

try David Bell

DB Electiric, above

who help us hook up ours, at home)

 

Snow Plowing

Ledyard Lewis for snow and field

860 608 7009 ——Kurt Main is the plower:  860 961 8222

2783 boombridge rd.

N. Ston. 06359

 

if extra help is needed, he has been recommended but we have not spoken with him nor set up anything:   Chuck from the Loftus farm plows :  860 941 2394

 

Marya cell: 860 444 7247; mybeasts@aol.com,; Dan cell:860 961 9439

Marya and Dan home: 860 535 3346

 

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Waiver 

 

 

I, the undersigned participant, or parent/guardian of ______________________, have full knowledge of this activity, the arrangements and risks involved, and assume full responsibility for any injury (to body, mind, emotion) or accident which might occur during participation or as a consequence of participation in this activity or event.  I, my heirs and administrators, waive any rights, and also release and hold harmless the Mystic Paper Beasts Theater Company, Inc., their members, officers, and any volunteers associated with the company,  of any injury  and damages, whether direct or indirect, that the above named (in the case of a minor) or myself the undersigned, may suffer in connection with participation in these programs.  I certify that I, or the above named child, is in good physical and mental condition and is fully able, and has permission, to participate in this program.  

 

signed_____________________________________date___________________ 

 

print name__________________________________tel____________________ 

 

emergency person and number________________________________________ 

 

 

witness___________________________________________________________ 

 

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Feedback from Residents 

 

For our own use, that we may better serve you.

 

How was the process of application for your residency?

 

easy ________  suggestions ____________

 

How was your entry to the Egg?

 

easy ________  suggestions ____________

 

How was your stay at the Egg?   Were you able to do the work you had come to do?

 

easy ________  suggestions ____________

 

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What might have made your stay easier, in practical terms?

 

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We are collecting some demographic data at the request of various granting institutions.  This is optional for you, but might help us to better serve our community.

 

Self identify in any way that makes sense to you.  You may include age, nationality, race, ethnicity, gender identity. 

 

 

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Use Fee

For individual artists and their companies

This fee is applied each time a group or individual comes to the Egg.  The fee covers the entire group.

Each member of the group is required to join the Mystic Paper Beasts as a member once a calendar year: @$20.

For a single day or evening:  $50

For a weekend: $85 (one night, two days)

For 3 -5 days: $125 (2-4 nights)

For 6 – 8 days $ 175

Hourly rates: $20 for the first hour, @15/hour thereafter

Overnights not a part of a formal residency: @ $20

We have added a $25 (for weekend) or $50 (for 3 days or more) fee to help with supplies and cleaning.

We hope that these minimal fees will be affordable to young working artists, and will make a residency a practical possibility. 
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Use Fee:
Institutions:
Membership

We regard institutions (colleges, theatre training schools, etc.) and individuals directly associated with them to be a distinct category, as these institutions generally are economically more robust than are fledgling dance and theatre companies.   The Egg seeks to serve all kinds of artists, and recognizes that some may be able to pay more, some less.   

The membership/rental policy regarding institutions (such as Connecticut College, National Theatre Institute/NMTI, Brown University) is as follows:

The applicant and participants must join the MPB at an individual rate (minimum individual rate is $20 per year).

This membership would be in addition to the following flat fees, and would be good for a calendar year (January – December), so a repeat visit would not occasion additional membership fees, but only the flat fee described below.  
This fee can hopefully be included in any funding/grants the artists from the various institutions might be receiving.

Single day: $125

Single evening (3 hours max, after that- an extra $10 @ additional hour): $75

Single day and evening: $175

Weekend: $275 (two days and one evening)

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AGENCY: CVS PHARMACY – COVID-19 TESTING SITES
LOCATION: CVS PHARMACY – COVID-19 RAPID TESTING SITES – GALES FERRY
1657 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT
  53.43 miles
Please see below (or click on the ‘More Details’ button) for information about whether an appointment is required, if an order from a medical professional is needed prior to the appointment, and other important details about this testing site…
Eligibility: 
Ages 18+; Individuals with symptoms, as well as healthcare workers and older adults are being prioritized for testing. …
Hours: 
Hours: By appointment

  1-866-389-2727   View Website   Get Directions

Greenville Drug Store COVID-19 Testing Site – Drive Up
AGENCY: GREENVILLE DRUG STORE, INC
LOCATION: GREENVILLE DRUG STORE – COVID-19 TESTING SITE
213 Central Avenue, Norwich, CT
  53.54 miles
Please see below (or click on the ‘More Details’ button) for information about whether an appointment is required, if an order from a medical professional is needed prior to the appointment, and other important details about this testing site…
Eligibility: 
Healthcare workers and first responders; other individuals with symptoms.
Hours: 
M-F: 10am-2pm

  860-889-9857   View Website   Get Directions

Community Health Center COVID-19 Testing Site – New London – Walk Up & Drive Up
AGENCY: COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
LOCATION: COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER – COVID-19 TESTING SITES – NEW LONDON
One Shaws Cove, New London, CT
  54.04 miles
Please see below (or click on the ‘More Details’ button) for information about whether an appointment is required, if an order from a medical professional is needed prior to the appointment, and other important details about this testing site…
Eligibility: 
All ages; Individuals with or without symptoms (asymptomatic).
Hours: 
M-F: 9am-1pm

  475-241-0740   View Website   Get Directions

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Testing Site – Drive Up
AGENCY: LAWRENCE & MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – YALE NEW HAVEN HEALTH
LOCATION: LAWRENCE & MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – COVID-19 TESTING SITE
365 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT
  54.12 miles
Please see below (or click on the ‘More Details’ button) for information about whether an appointment is required, if an order from a medical professional is needed prior to the appointment, and other important details about this testing site…
Eligibility: 
Individuals with symptoms.
Hours: 
Hours: By Appointment

  833-275-9644   View Website   Get Directions

PhysicianOne Urgent Care COVID-19 Testing Site – Groton – Drive Up
AGENCY: PHYSICIANONE URGENT CARE
LOCATION: PHYSICIANONE URGENT CARE COVID-19 TESTING SITE – GROTON
220 Route 12, Groton, CT
  55.29 miles
Please see below (or click on the ‘More Details’ button) for information about whether an appointment is required, if an order from a medical professional is needed prior to the appointment, and other important details about this testing site…
Eligibility: 
Symptomatic individuals; Essential workers can be tested even if they have no symptoms
Hours: 
M-F: 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm, Holidays: 9am-5pm

  860-446-6137   View Website   Get Directions

Hartford Healthcare COVID-19 Testing Site – Mystic – Drive Up
AGENCY: HARTFORD HEALTHCARE – HARTFORD HEALTHCARE
LOCATION: HARTFORD HEALTHCARE – COVID-19 TESTING SITE – MYSTIC
100 Perkins Farms Drive, Mystic, CT
  58.63 miles
Please see below (or click on the ‘More Details’ button) for information about whether an appointment is required, if an order from a medical professional is needed prior to the appointment, and other important details about this testing site…
Eligibility: 
Individuals with symptoms and priority populations without symptoms.
Hours: 
M,W,F: 8am-4pm

  833-621-0600   View Website   Get Directions

PhysicianOne Urgent Care COVID-19 Testing Site – Norwich – Drive Up
AGENCY: PHYSICIANONE URGENT CARE
LOCATION: PHYSICIANONE URGENT CARE COVID-19 TESTING SITE – NORWICH
607 West Main Street, Norwich, CT
  51.40 miles
Please see below (or click on the ‘More Details’ button) for information about whether an appointment is required, if an order from a medical professional is needed prior to the appointment, and other important details about this testing site…
Eligibility: 
Symptomatic individuals; Essential workers can be tested even if they have no symptoms
Hours: 
M-F: 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm, Holidays: 9am-5pm
860-892-9000   View Website   Get Directions

United Community and Family Services COVID-19 Testing Site – The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center – Walk Up & Drive Up
AGENCY: UNITED COMMUNITY AND FAMILY SERVICES
LOCATION: UNITED COMMUNITY AND FAMILY SERVICES – COVID-19 TESTING SITE – THE EDWARD & MARY LORD FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
47 Town Street, Norwich, CT
  51.58 miles
Please see below (or click on the ‘More Details’ button) for information about whether an appointment is required, if an order from a medical professional is needed prior to the appointment, and other important details about this testing site…
Eligibility: 
All ages; individuals with symptoms (symptomatic) or without symptoms (asymptomatic).
Hours: 
M-F: 9:30-11:30am (Appointment required, call to …

  860-822-4919   View Website   Get Directions

Backus Hospital COVID-19 Testing Site – Walk Up & Drive Up
AGENCY: BACKUS HOSPITAL, THE WILLIAM W.
LOCATION: BACKUS HOSPITAL, THE WILLIAM W. – COVID-19 TESTING SITE
326 Washington Street, Norwich, CT
  51.82 miles
Please see below (or click on the ‘More Details’ button) for information about whether an appointment is required, if an order from a medical professional is needed prior to the appointment, and other important details about this testing site…
Eligibility: 
All ages; Individuals with symptoms and priority populations without symptoms.
Hours: 
M-Sun: 9am-4pm

  833-621-0600   View Website   Get Directions

CVS Pharmacy COVID-19 Testing Site – Uncasville – Drive Up
AGENCY: CVS PHARMACY – COVID-19 TESTING SITES
LOCATION: CVS PHARMACY – COVID-19 TESTING SITES – UNCASVILLE
2005 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT
  51.88 miles
Please see below (or click on the ‘More Details’ button) for information about whether an appointment is required, if an order from a medical professional is needed prior to the appointment, and other important details about this testing site…
Eligibility: 
Ages 18+; Individuals with symptoms, as well as healthcare workers and older adults are being prioritized for testing. …
Hours: 
Hours: By appointment

  1-866-389-2727   View Website   Get Directions

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on testing in Connecticut

1.  Who should get tested for COVID-19?    
 If you are experiencing any symptoms that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified for COVID-19, you need to get tested.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19? People with COVID-19 can have mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms can appear two to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. Symptoms can include: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, muscle or body aches, sore throat, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose or stuffy nose, fatigue, recent loss of taste or smell. Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.
In certain situations, it is recommended that you to be tested if you do not have symptoms if you are a health care worker, first responder, congregate care facility resident or staff (includes nursing homes, assisted living facilities, managed residential communities, correctional institutions), homeless, or living in communities at high risk. Some of these situations include being exposed to someone with COVID-19 without adequate protection or detection of asymptomatic spread during an outbreak.
NOTE:     

- The most up-to-date guidance from DPH about who should be tested can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/COVID-19-Testing.
- There is no state requirement that asymptomatic individuals who have not been in contact with a known case of COVID be tested. However, some employers may be providing testing to their employees, or may request that you be tested.
- Remember that anyone with symptoms of COVID infection should get tested.
- If you are contacted by a public health professional or contact tracer and told that you have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19, you should be tested. The public health professional will help you identify a location for testing in your area or you can call 211 for the latest information on testing locations near you.
- These recommendations may evolve as the science of this pandemic becomes more clear, as the situation in CT evolves, and as testing becomes even more widely available.



2.  What type of test should I get for COVID-19?
There are three types of tests available for COVID-19: nucleic acid and antigen tests are used to diagnose a person with current infection with the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and an antibody test that helps determine if someone was infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past.
If you are having symptoms for COVID-19, or are not sick but have had unprotected prolonged close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should have a nucleic acid diagnostic test.
 
3.  How do I get tested for COVID-19?
If you think you have COVID-19 and feel like you have symptoms, you should first call your primary care provider to talk about your symptoms. Many primary care providers are set up to test their patients on site.
Drive-up and walk-up testing is available at some acute care hospitals, urgent care centers, community health centers and certain pharmacy based testing sites. Please call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org to find a testing location near you.
 
4.  I don’t have a primary care provider. Does that mean I can’t get tested?
If you don’t have a primary care provider, you can still get tested for COVID-19. There are places like community health centers across the state that can administer a test and may be taking new patients for other medical care. The community health centers offer on-site health evaluations as well as on-site COVID-19 testing. Please call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org to find a testing location near you.
 
5.  I’ve heard that there are walk-up COVID-19 testing sites. Is this true?
Yes. There are many walk-up testing sites available in Connecticut. Please call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org/search to find a testing location near you.
 
6.  What will I be charged for a COVID-19 test?
For those with symptoms of COVID-19, private insurance carriers and the state’s HUSKY Health Program will not charge out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing. Health insurers have voluntarily waived cost sharing for testing on a temporary basis. Any person enrolled in a fully-insured or self-insured health plan will not pay any out of pocket costs. The state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance programs, known as HUSKY Health, are covering all costs for testing. Any individual enrolled in a HUSKY Health plan will not pay out of pocket costs. In addition, HUSKY Health is now covering COVID-19 testing for uninsured Connecticut residents who are U.S. citizens or have a qualifying immigration status, regardless of income; and covering COVID-19 testing for residents without a qualifying immigration status if they meet HUSKY income requirements and have COVID-19 symptoms.
 
7.  Can I get tested for COVID-19 if I don’t have health insurance?
Yes. There are several options to get a free COVID-19 test, regardless of your health insurance or immigration status:
Make an appointment to get tested at a hospital or community-based health center or one of their pop-up locations. Many of these sites offer drive-up and walk-up testing options. When you make an appointment, confirm that the site provides free testing and related services for people without health insurance, regardless of immigration status.Please call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org/search to find a testing location near you.
Testing is available at various pharmacy based testing locations throughout the state.Go online to be pre-screened for CVS rapid testing and get an appointment.
 
8.  How can I get a COVID-19 test quickly?
If you need to get a COVID-19 test quickly, CVS Health is offering free rapid testing at Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center in Hartford. Please call Hartford 311 at 860-757-9311 to schedule an appointment and pre-register. The rapid testing site will not test people who do not have an appointment or who do not meet the testing criteria. CVS Health’s New Haven rapid test site will close on June 27 at 5:00 PM; appointments may be made for testing through that date via cvs.com.
 
9.  How long will I have to wait to get the results of my COVID-19 test?
CVS Health Rapid Test sites will offer results, usually within 15 minutes. Tests done at other hospital, community health center, and pharmacy sites will come back in approximately 24-48 hours. While you are waiting for your test results, it is very important to stay at home and isolate yourself to avoid spreading your symptoms to others.
 
10.  What happens if I test positive?
Stay at home, wash your hands frequently, wear a face mask (or a cloth face covering if a mask is not available), stay away from other people in your home, and clean “high-touch” surfaces” (doorknobs, railings, phones, counters, faucet handles) every day.
Your name and contact information will be shared with public health staff at the Connecticut Department of Public Health to help with contact investigation.
Someone from the Connecticut Department of Public Health or your local health department will call you and ask you for a list of people you have had close contact with while you were sick or just before you got sick.
A contact tracer will only contact you for health matters related to COVID-19 and not for any other reason.
You can leave your home if these two things have happened:
You must have had no fever for 72 hours (three days) without the use of fever reducing medications, and your respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) must be getting better; and
At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
If you had no symptoms but tested positive, you should stay home until 10 days after your positive test.
If any of your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider.
 
11.  What happens if I test negative?
If you start having any symptoms of COVID-19 after the test, call your healthcare provider and ask if you should be tested again. Wash your hands often and practice social distancing (six feet between you and other people).
Wear a cloth face covering when you leave your house.
If you get sick, stay home from work.
Clean “high-touch” surfaces” (doorknobs, railings, phones, counters, faucet handles) every day.
If you test negative for COVID-19, you most likely were not infected at the time of your test. It is also possible that you were tested very early in your infection and you could test positive later. It is also possible you could be exposed later and get sick. This means that even with a negative test, it is important for healthcare workers and others who work with vulnerable populations to stay home from work while experiencing any symptoms.
 
12.  Why isn’t the state testing everyone in Connecticut?
Testing is an important part of our pandemic response, but it is not the only part. Other behaviors – wearing a mask, hand washing, social distancing, and cleaning – are equally important tools.
Testing people who have COVID-19 symptoms is still critical.
For people without symptoms, we are focused on testing people in areas hit hardest by the virus. We are also offering testing to people working in close-contact environments. This will help us monitor the virus and identify places that need support from the health department.