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To ensure the health and safety of all members of this community, The Alton Dance Academy will be enforcing all policies and procedures listed throughout this document as we return to the studio. If a family member, student, faculty member, or staff member is unable or unwilling to cooperate with the policies below, they will be unable to return to ADA until the policies or their decision to cooperate have changed.

  • SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19? – YOU MUST QUARANTINE FOR 10 DAYS.
    • fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • EXPOSURE RISK FOR COVID-19? – YOU MUST QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS
    • close contact with confirmed positive individual (>15min within 6ft), travel

We are all responsible for each other!

  • Faculty/Staff: Responsible for executing and overseeing studio policies and adhering to state-set guidelines outside of work
  • Students: Responsible for understanding studio policies, following all directions given by teachers, and supporting other dancers through this new process
  • Families: Responsible for ensuring your family is following all state-set guidelines and following all studio rules with respect and patience for others

Exposure to COVID-19

  • DEFINITION: contact with COVID-19 positive person for more than 15 min. and within 6 ft.

COVID-19 can be carried by four different types of people:

  • Type 1: Shows symptoms and tests positive
  • Type 2: Does not show symptoms and tests positive
  • Type 3: Does not ever show symptoms and tests positive
  • Type 4: is diagnosed clinically by a medical provider but no test is done, or test is negative.

All four types of COVID-19 carriers can expose others to the virus through two methods:

  • Respiratory Droplet Exposure: Breathing, Coughing, Sneezing
  • Direct/Indirect Contact: Physical contact, shared door handles, etc.

We have developed a Three-Step Prevention Procedure to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the ADA community.

  1. Exposure Prevention: Limiting exposure to anyone exhibiting symptoms or meeting the high-risk exposure guidelines e.g., certain travel restrictions.
  2. Contact Spread Prevention: Disinfecting facilities, holding contactless classes, limiting number of students and parents in facilities
  3. Respiratory Spread Prevention: Requiring staff and families to wear masks

Exposure Prevention Policies:

Student, Families and Faculty/Staff

  • No one allowed in with a temperature over 100.4
  • No one with COVID-19 symptoms allowed
    • fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • RETURN TO DANCE 10 DAYS AFTER SYMPTOMS
  • Any person who has been exposed (see above definition) to a known COVID-19 positive person may not come into the studio until they have been self-quarantined for 2 weeks and are symptom free.
  • Any person who has traveled in the prior 14 days outside NH, VT, ME, MA, CT, RI must self-quarantine for 14 days or be tested negative to end quarantine early.

Contact Spread Prevention Policies:

  • Student
    • Must sanitize hands upon entering the studio, in between classes, and when exiting the studio
    • Must bring their own filled water bottle (water will be available for purchase)
    • Will bring a dance bag containing only what they need for class
  • Families
    • Must wait outside at designated pick up and drop off locations
    • Please arrive on time for pickups
  • Faculty/Staff
    • Must sanitize hands upon entering the studio, in between classes, and when exiting the studio
    • Bathrooms will be disinfected every hour
    • Studios will be disinfected at the end of each day. Barres, if used, will be wiped down.

Respiratory Droplet Spread Prevention Policies:

  • Student
    • Must wear face coverings when entering the building.
    • Must do their best to socially distance, crowding in the lobby and hallways is not allowed
  • Families
    • Must wear face coverings when entering the building.
    • Only one family member is allowed for pick up and drop off
  • Faculty/Staff
    • Must wear face coverings in the lobby
    • Must wear face coverings if social distancing during instruction is not able to be maintained

Students who need to wait between classes

  • Dancers who may have a gap of time between classes must wear a mask while waiting.
  • They may remove it to eat or drink. They should come prepared with things to do while waiting.

Students walking from school

  • Please have them practice putting on their leotards and dance shoes, in order to be independent doing so.

Summary of Alton Dance Academy Reopening Policies

Student Policies

  • No one allowed in with a temperature over 100.4
  • No one with COVID-19 symptoms allowed
    • fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • RETURN TO DANCE 10 DAYS AFTER SYMPTOMS
  • Any person who has been exposed (see above definition) to a known COVID-19 positive person may not come into the studio until they have been self- quarantined for 2 weeks and are symptom free.
  • Any person who has traveled in the prior 14 days outside NH, VT, ME, MA, CT, RI must self quarantine for 14 days or be tested negative to end quarantine early.
  • Must sanitize hands upon entering the studio, in between classes, and when exiting the studio
  • Must bring their own filled water bottle (water will be available for purchase)
  • Will bring a dance bag containing only what they need for class
  • Must wear face coverings when entering the building.
  • Must do their best to socially distance, crowding in the lobby and hallways is not allowed

Family Policies

  • No one allowed in with a temperature over 100.4
  • No one with COVID-19 symptoms allowed
    • fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • RETURN TO DANCE 10 DAYS AFTER SYMPTOMS
  • Any person who has been exposed (see above definition) to a known COVID-19 positive person may not come into the studio until they have been self- quarantined for 2 weeks and are symptom free.
  • Any person who has traveled in the prior 14 days outside NH, VT, ME, MA, CT, RI must self quarantine for 14 days or be tested negative to end quarantine early.
  • Must wait outside at designated pick up and drop off locations
  • Please arrive on time for pickups
  • Must wear face coverings when entering the building.
  • Only one family member is allowed for pick up and drop off

Class Policies

  • Adherence to our attire policy with special attention to clean garments for class.

Staff/Faculty Policies

  • No one allowed in with a temperature over 100.4
  • No one with COVID-19 symptoms allowed
    • fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • RETURN TO DANCE 10 DAYS AFTER SYMPTOMS
  • Any person who has been exposed (see above definition) to a known COVID-19 positive person may not come into the studio until they have been self-quarantined for 2 weeks and are symptom free.
  • Any person who has traveled in the prior 14 days outside NH, VT, ME, MA, CT, RI must self quarantine for 14 days or be tested negative to end quarantine early.
  • Must sanitize hands upon entering the studio, in between classes, and when exiting the studio
  • Bathrooms will be disinfected every hour
  • Studios will be disinfected at the end of each day. Barres, if used, will be wiped down.
  • Must wear face coverings in the lobby
  • Must wear face coverings if social distancing during instruction is not able to be maintained