DANCE CONNECTION COVID-19 POLICY STATEMENT

  • Dance Connection will work collectively to provide consistent guidance to employees, dancers, siblings, and parents regarding the prevention of COVID-19 transmission in our studio
  • As a situation arises, Dance Connection will work with the dancer and parents to ensure the safest course is undertaken to mitigate further occurrences
  • Management will conduct an investigation if needed to assess potential exposure and risk to other dancers and employees
    • This may include, but not limited to, identifying test date, alternative arrangements or needs, documentation requests, etc. to determine the best course of action
  • Management, at any time, will have the right to question any dancer, sibling, parent, or guest regarding potential exposure risk presence of any symptoms including checking temperature

Masking & Social Distancing Policy

  1. All dancers, employees, parents, and guests will be required to wear a mask in the common areas of the building
  2. Masks requirements:
    1. Appropriate and professional in appearance
    2. Cover BOTH nose and mouth at all times
  3. Masks may be removed:
    1. While inside the studio room during dance practice
    2. While eating or drinking
  4. Social distancing should be practiced as best as possible

Participation Policy

  1. Dancer has COVID symptoms and have tested COVID-19 positive or have chosen not to be tested
    1. Return to the studio requires ALL three things have happened 
      1. No fever for at least 72 hours without the use of medication that reduces fevers such as Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, or others

AND 

  1. Symptoms such as cough, breathing difficulty, lethargy, weakness, and/or others have improved 

AND 

  1. At least 14 days have passed since symptoms first started
  1. Dancer has COVID-like symptoms and will be tested for COVID-19
    1. Return to the studio requires ALL three things have happened 
      1. No fever for at least 72 hours without the use of medication that reduces fevers such as Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, or others

AND

  1. Symptoms such as cough, breathing difficulty, lethargy, weakness, and/or others have improved 

AND

  1. COVID-19 test results as a negative test AND written clearance from a health care provider to return
  1. Dancer may have been exposed to COVID-19 
    1. Management will ask questions to determine degree of exposure
    2. Exposure is defined as being in close contact within 6 feet for a 15 minutes or more
    3. Management will ask the following questions or more as necessary to determine degree of exposure
      1. Date of potential exposure
      2. Has any symptoms developed
      3. Who was the individual they came in close contact with
      4. What was the situation where they came in close contact with
      5. How long the exposure to the close contact was
      6. Will they undergo testing for COVID-19
    4. Based on this inquiry, Management may request the dancer to exit the studio until it can be determined any risk of potential spread has been mitigated
      1. If the dancer has a sibling in the studio, the sibling will also need to exit the studio 
    5. Any dancer asked to exit the studio will need to follow the above process (Section I or II) prior to returning to the studio
    6. Dancers that may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 or may have symptoms compatible with COVID-19, should consult their primary care provider or local health facility for further care
    7. The dancer and parents should contact any other person they came into close contact with to ensure appropriate measures can be taken by all involved