Moonridge School of Dance COVD-19 Sanitation Protocol

In order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the following preparation and protocol will be adhered to by all students, teachers, and any and all people entering the studio. We at the Moonridge School of Dance take the health and safety of our students and their families very seriously and have put these rules in place in order to protect them.

As CDC and county/ state restrictions and recommendations change, so will procedures at the studio. If, for any reason, you are uncomfortable with coming to the studio for in person classes, classes will continue to be provided through zoom until the current threat has passed.

 

SANITARY PROTOCOL:

Face masks will be required to enter and must remain on while in the lobby. A student may remove their mask before entering the studio for class, and will not have to put back on when leaving after class. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Waiting in the lobby will not be permitted at this time. We ask that you wait outside and practice social distancing when applicable.

Lobby chairs will be spaced adequately for social distancing and to reduce high touch areas.

Anyone entering the lobby will have their temperature taken and will need to sanitize hands using the provided hand sanitizer at the front door.

Any person entering the studio for class from the lobby will need to wash their hands in the lobby bathroom before entering.

Please make sure your dancer is dressed  with their hair in a bun before they arrive. This will help reduce contact with high touch areas.

Students are not allowed to enter the studio until disinfecting is finished and will not be allowed to enter any sooner than 5 minutes before class.

Any student who leaves the studio for the lobby must use hand sanitizer before re-entering the studio. If a student leaves class to go to the bathroom, they must wash their hands following CDC guidelines before re entering the studio.

The studio floor and barres will be adequately marked to adhere to proper social distancing while in class.

Neither teachers nor students are allowed to touch each other at any time while inside the lobby or studio. If for any reason a teacher must touch a student, the teacher will put on a mask, sanitize their hands and wear gloves. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Both studios, bathrooms, and lobby will be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis.

All high touch areas, including but not limited to, doors, door handles, chairs, bathroom sinks and toilets, barres and all equipment used during classes will be disinfected before studio opens, before and after classes, and when closing up.

Class start and end times are spaced with 15-30 minutes between to give students time to gather belongings and leave, as well as time to clean and disinfect before the next group of students enter.

When weather permits, the doors and windows leading to the parking lot will remain open with fans, when appropriate, to promote air circulation.

If anyone should need to talk to me or one of our teachers, please call! I will return your call as soon as possible. If an in person meeting is necessary, please call to set an appointment with me and/ or the teacher.

 

Exposure Protocol
Students and staff must be free of a fever (temp not over 100.4) and any Covid-19 symptoms.
According to the CDC, people with Covid-19 have a wide range of symptoms and severity of symptoms. People with these symptoms may have Covid-19:

  1. Fever or chills
  2. Cough
  3. Difficulty Breathing
  4. Fatigue
  5. Muscle or Body aches
  6. Headache
  7. Recent loss of taste or smell
  8. Sore throat
  9. Congestion or runny nose
  10. Nausea or Vomiting

 

Protocol procedures for possible exposure to covid-19 are as follows:

Everyone (students, staff, and faculty ) is required to report to MSOD management if a student, staff member, or a household member has tested positive for Covid-19 or is suspected of being Covid-19 positive.

MSOD will close 2-5 days and seek guidance from local healthy authorities and our infectious disease plan will be implemented and the facility cleaned and disinfected.

We will notify all members of possible exposure, keeping the identity of the individual confidential, and contact our local health department.

During time of closure, staff and students are discouraged from gathering or going out.

If a student/ member tests positive or is suspected of testing positive for Covid -19, she/he will be required to quarantine as guided by local health authorities

 

As recommended by the CDC and OSHA, MSOD will conduct the following:

Have an established Infectious Disease Outbreak Plan.

Assess if community members (students, faculty, staff) are at higher risk and plan accordingly.

Review absenteeism patterns among our students and staff, contacting local health authorities to alert them of large increases of absenteeism due to respiratory illness.

We will follow all Federal, State, and local guidelines and recommendations. Protocols, and Procedures are subject to change, addition and deletion. Thank you for your trust in this unprecedented and ever-changing situation.

 

By attending class or participating in any way at Moonridge School of Dance you agree to the following:

I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases and viruses and voluntarily assume the risk that I and/or my children may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending and participating and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and other contagious diseases and viruses may result from the actions, omissions or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to employees, independent contractors,volunteers, and program participants and their families. release the Moonridge School of Dance, it’s instructors, independent contractors and all other associates from harm, injury or death that may be suffered by me/ or members of my family pertaining to COVID-19 and other contagious diseases and viruses.