Washington Improv Theater is committed to the safety and well-being of everyone who interacts with our programming. This set of COVID-19 safety policies was last updated on July 1, 2023 and is subject to change based on recommendations and/or requirements from the federal government, DC officials, or based on WIT's own specific circumstances. We currently have a "Masks Recommended" (but not required) policy that applies to all students, performers, staff, volunteers, and audience members.


  • WIT’s performances and student showcases will be held at Studio Theatre through August 2024.
  • As of July 1, 2023, WIT’s masking policy for audiences, performers, staff, and volunteers is:  “Masks Recommended” but no longer required.
  • As of March 2023, WIT does not have a vaccine requirement to see shows.
  • Anyone who is auditioning or performing is still required to show proof of initial COVID-19 vaccination plus at least one booster shot. The same policy applies for people enrolled in a WIT class or workshop.
  • “Improv for All,” events do not have vaccination requirements.
  • WIT continues to strongly encourage the use of medical-grade (surgical or N-95) masks by all.

Encouraging Performers to Test

WIT encourages all performers to take a home COVID-19 test before stepping on stage, especially if they have been traveling or otherwise interacting with people with whom they don’t normally spend time.

As always, the safety, comfort, and well-being of our community is of the greatest importance. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at wit@witdc.org.

Vaccination and Masking Overview

  • Participants must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster shot (please see note about exemptions below).
  • As of summer 2023, most classes have been designated as “Mask Optional.” This means it is up to each individual class participant to choose whether or not to wear a mask.
  • Some classes are designated as “Mask By Survey,” meaning that students will vote as to whether the participants will be masked or not. (Even one vote in favor of masking means all class participants will be masked.) This designation is done on a case-by-case basis.

Booster Shots 

In order to provide a minimum level of protection for our faculty and students, WIT requires both groups to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and at least one booster shot. Please see the CDC’s latest vaccination recommendations for latest developments.

For students: Attendance and uploading documentation

Students who become infected with COVID-19 in the run-up to or during their enrollment in a WIT class may return 10 days after first experiencing symptoms or by supplying a negative PCR test, whichever comes first.

Students who have previously submitted proof of vaccination will need to resubmit their vaccine cards containing the booster shot.

The best way to do this is to upload your verification directly to your ASAP student portal. You’ll find the login in the top right corner. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see the Documents tab on the left side. Please upload an image of your vaccination card or acceptable medical documentation.

If you have trouble uploading your vaccine proof, please reach out to classes@witdc.org.

Changes to COVID policy

WIT will remain responsive to guidance from public health officials and local officials in setting our policies. Our policies may become more strict or relaxed as the public health situation develops.


WIT@Work’s seminar/workshop leaders are fully vaccinated and boosted. We will follow the COVID protocols set by the client and host venue. We have led many virtual WIT@Work sessions; in-person events can usually be converted to Zoom-based virtual trainings as requested.


For classes, WIT can make booster shot exemptions for students with a proven medical reason. Students must submit a negative rapid test result within two hours of each class session. For more specific questions on exemptions, email wit@witdc.org.