Covid-19 Policies

These policies were developed for our Summer camps but will stay in effect throughout the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • Teachers & students must wear a mask. 

  • Our studio floors is pre-marked with spaces to keep dancers socially distanced

  • All facilities will be cleaned and sanitized by professional cleaners prior to opening and on a weekly basis. A Uvilizer UVC Light Sanitizer will be placed in the studio to sanitize bathroom and smaller areas.

  • Uvilizer UVC Light Sanitizer will be used throughout entire studio at the end of each day.

  • Teachers wipe down with disinfectant vulnerable areas, doorknobs, barres, mats, bathroom and other frequently touched surfaces before & after all classes.

  • Only one dancer will be allowed in the bathroom at a time. Dancer must wash hands before returning to classes

  • A Uvilizer UVC Light Sanitizer will be placed in the bathroom to disinfect the bathroom after each use

  • No students allowed in the office. Only 1 teacher or assistant at a time

  • Teachers, assistants and students who have symptoms or are not feeling well will notify the studio immediately and stay home.

  • Teachers who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify the studio immediately and stay home.

  • Teachers will wash hands before opening doors to students.

  • All doors will be open at all times to allow fresh airflow into the studio.

  • Two Air purifiers run 24 hours in each studio

January 2022 COVID Guideline Update:


Student: Positive case
When a student gets COVID (regardless of vaccination):
● Return on Day 11, if fever free for 24 hours with no medication and symptoms have improved OR
● Return on Day 6 with a negative test (collected on Day 5 or later, antigen test preferred) and fever free for 24hours with no medication and symptoms have improved

Student: In-studio exposure
In the event that a student (regardless of vaccination status) is a known close contact to a positive case at the studio:
● They can continue to come to dance provided they are symptom free and recommend test immediately and then again between Days 5 and 7 and remain COVID free OR
● They can quarantine at home and return on Day 11 provided they are symptom free OR return on Day 8 with a negative test (on or after day 5) and are symptom free- ONLINE Access to classes will be provided if requested

Student: Outside-of-studio exposure
When an unvaccinated student is exposed to a COVID positive person outside of dance:
● Return on Day 11 if symptom free OR
● Return on Day 8 if negative test (on or after Day 5) and are symptom free
When a vaccinated student is exposed to a COVID positive person outside of school:
● They can return to school provided there are no symptoms
● Recommend test five days after exposure, monitor symptoms, wear mask

Faculty Guidance 


POSITIVE CASE
When a faculty member tests positive for COVID (regardless of vaccination)

  • Return on Day 11, provided that they are fever (100.4 degrees) free for 24 hours with no medication and symptoms have improved OR

  • May return as early as Day 6 if they test negative (on or after day 5) and symptoms are improving and fever has resolved and they continue to wear face coverings around others for a total of 10 days after the positive test


FULLY VACCINATED EXPOSURE (INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF WORK)
When a fully vaccinated teacher has had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19:

  • May remain at class and must test negative on day 5 from close contact and remain symptom-free

  • If any symptoms develop, the teacher must stay home pending COVID test results


UNVACCINATED EXPOSURE (INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF WORK)
When an unvaccinated teacher has had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19:

  • Must quarantine at home for 10 days from close contact

  • May be released from quarantine as early as Day 6 if they test negative (on or after day 5) and symptom-free and they continue to wear face coverings around others for a total of 10 days after the close contact, especially indoors.

  • If any symptoms develop, the employee must stay home pending test results


Students and Teachers: Symptomatic
Before returning to studio, symptomatic students and staff members must remain out of the studio for ten days unless:
● They test negative and have improving symptoms OR
● Have an alternative diagnosis from a doctor OR
● Have a doctor provide documentation of a chronic condition.


Testing 
Earl Warren Showgrounds as well as Santa Barbara City College are providing in person testing if you are unable to find an at home test in stores.