A. Physical Distancing. To ensure employees comply with physical distancing requirements we agree to do the following:
Ensure 6 feet distance between personnel, this includes staff, students and parents. Masks must be worn at all times covering both the mouth and nose. Acceptable face coverings for COVID 19 include, but are not limited to cloth base face coverings and disposable masks. Bandanas, buffs and gators are not deemed acceptable. Disposable masks will be available to staff or students who come to our space unequipped.
Our lobby and vestibule will require masks at all times by staff, students and parents. These spaces will be limited to a 33% maximum occupancy. Our lobby will no longer be utilized as a waiting space for parents and siblings.
Exception: Children with medical conditions that require the oversight of a parent or guardian will be allowed to have one adult waiting in the lobby with SM Dance approval.
Children will be allowed to enter the building 5 minutes prior to their scheduled class. Class times will be staggered to allow for less exposure to others. All personal items other than street shoes will be taken into the classroom to keep the lobby clear of congestion.
A secondary studio space has been developed to allow for smaller class sizes as well as minimal exposure to others. To keep a minimum of 6 feet social distance, classrooms will be divided into individual quadrants along with ballet barres that will be clearly marked to allow for a minimum of 6 feet between students. Class sizes will be determined by allowable space requirements and or 33% maximum occupancy.
All sign in of staff and registered students will be taken daily per class through our attendance log. Parents and guardians are no longer allowed into our building. Under the rare circumstance a guest enters our space, a mandatory Sign in as Guest link is provided on our website to track additional persons who enter the building.
Our central HVAC system meets the minimum requirement of MERV 13. Documentation from a certified technician has been obtained. When the weather permits our doors will be propt open for additional clean air flow.
All payments must be made through our website to minimize the interaction between customers and staff.
We encourage an open dialog between our parents, students and teachers. If you need to have a conversation please use safe methods such as email or phone if a detailed conversation is necessary. Our desk will remain in the lobby as a work space for employees only not as a gathering space. A 6 feet guide will be placed in front of the reception desk for appropriate distancing for quick questions and answers.