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COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Updated 9/16/21 12:35pm

*Policies evaluated regularly

At The Dance Company, the health and safety of our entire community is our number one priority.  

Please use the following information to guide you:

If a student has spent greater than 10-15 minutes within 6 feet of an individual suspected or positive for COVID-19, starting from 48 hours before symptoms onset (for an asymptomatic COVID-19 person, 48 hours before testing) they are considered a close contact and should follow the quarantine information below.

If you have received a positive Covid-19 test, please follow our state DHHS guidance for those who are Covid-19 positive.

We offer a virtual class option for enrolled students who are quarantined only. The office must be notified via email by 3pm the day of their class if they will be attending class virtually due to a quarantine situation. Email subject should read: Virtual Class Request. *Monitors are only turned on in the studios for these situations.

Please use our state DHHS guidance for quarantine and isolation information.

*If you are fully vaccinated: You do NOT need to stay home (quarantine) for 10 days but it is recommended that you be tested 3-5 days after exposure (or if you develop symptoms), and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until you receive a negative test result.

We offer a virtual class option for enrolled students who are quarantined only. The office must be notified via email by 3pm the day of their class if they will be attending class virtually due to a quarantine situation. Email subject should read: Virtual Class Request. *Monitors are only turned on in the studios for these situations. Please check your email for the password to enter the virtual classroom.

Masks

Masks will be optional at The Dance Company for dancers and staff. We will continue to evaluate our policies regularly and make changes as needed. Please note: At any given point masks may become requested.

Lobby

The lobby is currently open, however we are requesting that once students are comfortable, parents to children ages 7 and older kindly drop off to minimize traffic and congestion in the building. Please remember to maintain social distancing when in the lobby.

Overall Health

We will encourage frequent hand cleansing and good hygiene practices throughout the studio. 

We will require all students and staff who are ill to stay home. 

Illness

In the event that we do learn of any cases of Covid-19 with staff or students at TDC we will follow the guidance of the Department of Health and Human Services on the proper steps to take.

Cleaning

We will continue to clean each studio at the end of each day in accordance with all CDC guidelines. We will be using the BIOPROTECTUs™ system in each studio on all equipment and props. 

Bathrooms will be clean and wiped down regularly.

We have purchased HEPA air filter systems for each studio. 

Sanitizer is readily available and placed throughout the studio. 

The BIOPROTECTUs™ system uses patented technologies to modify surfaces, providing such surfaces with disinfection and durable long term antimicrobial protection (for up to 90 days) that kills and inhibits the growth of non-public health bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi and algae that can exist on many everyday surfaces.