Health & Safety Procedures

COVID PROTOCOLS:

We are planning to move with the flow of the restrictions that are in place. Currently we are open for in-studio classes, but any of our classes can go to a hybrid cohort form if necessary at any time. PDA is ready and prepared to switch to online if needed at any moment. If you or your student is high risk and would prefer to stay on zoom, this can also be arranged, just let us know!

Due to the Colorado Mask Mandate, anyone age 11 or older is required to wear masks at all times while in the studio (this includes while dancing). Students 10 or younger are not required to wear masks but we still recommend and encourage it for all families. All fall classes will be held in person but classes will also be available on ZOOM for unlimited access if you so choose (if you would like to join our Fall classes on zoom please email lexie@parkerdance.com).

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. Students can access our Class Zoom Links here.

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.

  • Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID but have no symptoms must stay quarantined for two weeks, receive a negative covid test, and must be given the all clear from a health care professional. A proof of negative test is required from your doctor or lab corporation in order to return.
    • Siblings and children of those who test positive should also quarantine until a negative test is confirmed
  • Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID and have symptoms must stay quarantined for 10 days past the last day of symptoms, receive a negative covid test, and must be given the all clear from a health care professional. A proof of negative test is required from your doctor or lab corporation in order to return.
    • Siblings and children of those who test positive should also quarantine until a negative test is confirmed
  • Students and staff who are exposed to someone who is COVID positive but have no symptoms can either:
    • Quarantine for 2 full weeks (no proof of test required).
    • Quarantine until a negative PCR test is confirmed, the test must occur 7 days after exposure as this is considered the best time for the most accurate result, according to health care professionals.
      • This means you must quarantine for 7 days, a full week, before going to get any testing done. If you were exposed on a Monday, you should take a test the following Monday.
      • Due to the inconsistency of the Antigen testing or “the rapid tests”, based on recommendations from health care professionals, we will not accept those test results as terms to return.
    • A proof of negative test is required from your doctor or lab corporation in order to return after 7 days.
  • Students and staff who are exposed and start to experience symptoms should continue to quarantine, get tested immediately, and continue to follow the procedures listed above.

 

IN-STUDIO PROCEDURES:

Cleaning Procedures

-Classes will end 5mins early for cleaning of chairs, barres, and floors using our special germicide formula.

-Front desk person will periodically go around and clean and wipe down surfaces and be there for little ones for bathroom help.

UPON ARRIVAL

-Classes in YELLOW studio will enter/exit through the North side door.

-Classes in GREEN studio will enter/exit through the double doors in the patio the walk right into their dance space.

-Classes in BLUE studio will enter/exit through the South, teacher office door.

-Classes in PINK Studio will enter/exit through main front door.

-Teachers will greet their students at the door and take their temperature and give them hand sanitizer as they enter, students with a fever higher than 100.4 or higher will be asked to leave.

-Students may arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to the start of class. Please remain in your car until that time, students will be dropped off at the front of the studio and will be greeted by their teacher at the door. (Even on cold weather days, students will still be asked to wait outside until their classes start and not congregate in the lobby, so please do not drop them off until right before their class time.)

-Parents of younger students (ages 3-6 years) will be allowed to walk their dancers to their classroom door but then must wait outside. (Masks for parents are required).

-Parents of older ages are not allowed to walk their students into the lobby and must wait outside.

-Students will receive hand sanitizer upon arrival.

-Students must be ready prior to entering the studio (having own water bottle, extra hair ties, already in dance clothes)

-Parent viewing area/lobby are closed off. NO CONGREGATING in the lobby allowed.

-Students with multiple classes in a night, with breaks in-between, are welcome to sit inside the lobby during their breaks and wait but must maintain social distancing and wear masks (if eating, please keep a safe distance away) if 11 or older. This is for students with class breaks only.

DURING CLASS

-Teachers will be required to wear masks while inside the studio and then have the option to switch to shields while teaching.

-Students will be required to wear masks while in the studio – for ages 10 or under it is only recommended but not required

-Chairs will be placed around the studio for students to put their stuff, to wait in before they are called to the center, and sit to go across the floor.

-Stickers will be placed on the studios floors for students to stand and social distance.

-When students walk in they will place their dance bag, shoes, and water under a chair that is assigned to them in the dance room. They will also wait at that chair while others arrive. These chairs will be a home base for students to change shoes, to wait for their turn to go across the floor, etc.

-Bathroom: Students will be assigned a bathroom depending on the studio they are in.

-No cell phones will be allowed to be accessed during class times. If a parent chooses to send a student to class with a cell phone in their bag, it must be in a sealed zip loc. to help prevent use/spreading of germs.

LEAVING

-Parent viewing area/lobby is closed off.

-At the end of each class dancers will be given hand sanitizer as they leave, and sent outside to be picked up. Parents should stay in their cars or wait in front porch area.