Health & Safety Procedures

COVID PROTOCOLS:

We continue to move with the flow of the restrictions that are in place. Currently we are open for in-studio classes. PDA is ready and prepared to switch to online if needed. If you or your student is high risk and would prefer to stay on zoom, this can also be arranged, just let us know!

Masks are no longer required at Parker Dance Academy. If you feel more comfortable wearing a face covering, please continue to do so. Refer to current Public Health Orders for further guidelines. All dancers, instructors, and staff should feel comfortable wearing a mask if they choose.

 

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE OR ARE EXPOSED:

All students who are required to quarantine have the option to take their classes on zoom until they can return. Please try you best to inform us by 3:30pm the day you must quarantine so we have enough time to set up and inform the teachers. If you are unable to inform us until after 3:30pm, we may not be able to get you on until the following week. 

If a teacher is quarantined it will be up to the teacher’s discretion if their class will be given a sub OR go on zoom for the evening. We will also do our best to notify you before 3:30pm if you class has been moved to zoom.

We are following the DCSD protocols for COVID exposure & quarantine

Exposure
  • Exposure is defined as having close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (confirmed case) or who has COVID-like symptoms without another reasonable explanation (probable case). Contacts should be identified based on the full contagious period, including two days before the positive or symptomatic person showed symptoms or two days before the asymptomatic person was tested.
  • A close contact is defined as any individual who:
    • Was within 6 feet of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes cumulative in one day.
    • Provided care for someone who is sick with COVID-19.
    • Had direct physical contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19.
    • Shared eating or drinking utensils with someone who is sick with COVID-19.
    • Got respiratory droplets from someone who is sick with COVID-19 on them (through sneezing, coughing, shouting, etc.).
    • Was in the same class as a person diagnosed with COVID-19 per standard contact identification.
Quarantine

In accordance with the latest CDC guidelines, quarantine may last for 7-10 days based on the following criteria:

  • Quarantine can end after 10 days if individuals have remained asymptomatic for the entire 10 days. No test is needed.
  • If asymptomatic individuals choose to obtain a COVID-19 test on or after day 5 and it is negative, the quarantine may end after day 7.
    • Negative test results must be sent to us if a quarantine is to end sooner than 10 days.
  • If individuals develop any symptoms or test positive during this quarantine, they must stay in quarantine until 10 days after last symptom and proof of negative covid test is required
Exemptions from Quarantine

The following are ways to be exempt from quarantines after exposure:

  • If you have had a positive COVID-19 PCR test or antigen test, once isolation is complete you are exempt from quarantine for 90 days from the date of the swab.
  • If you have received both doses of your COVID-19 vaccines, two weeks after the second dose (on day 15), you are exempt from quarantine.