2021-22 COVID-19 Safety Plan

COVID-19 Safety Plan 2021-22 Dance Season
Sherry Martin Dance
5479 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-626-2498

Owners: Kelly Riter and Yvonne Frederick

Regulations may adjust to comply with current CDC guidelines.

Please note the information below will go into effect on Monday, September 13th at the commencement of our Fall 2021-22 Dance Season.

I. People

A. Physical Distancing. To ensure employees comply with physical distancing requirements we agree to do the following:

Mask Requirement

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. 

General

Ensure 3 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.

Lobby Etiquette

Our lobby will continue to be a space for staff and registered students only. Students will be allowed to enter the building 5 minutes prior to their scheduled class.
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. 
All personal items other than street shoes will be taken into the classroom to keep the lobby clear of congestion. 

Classroom Etiquette

To keep a minimum of 3 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 3 feet between students. Class sizes will be determined by allowable space requirements recommended by the CDC.

Sign in Process

All sign in of staff and registered students will be taken daily per class through our attendance log. 

Air Handling System

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 open for additional clean air flow.

Payment Methods

All payments must be made through our website to minimize the interaction between customers and staff.

Communication

We encourage an open dialog between our parents, students and teachers. If you need to have a conversation please email or call the studio 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.

II. Places

A. Protective Equipment. To ensure employees comply with protective equipment requirements, we agree that you will do the following:

General

Students and parents who enter our space must come with their own masks and keep them accessible at all times. 

Along with face coverings, disinfectant and disposable gloves will be available to employees.

B. Hygiene and Cleaning. To ensure employees comply with hygiene and cleaning requirements, we agree to do the following:

Cleaning

After each class, ballet barres and other commonly touched surfaces will be disinfected prior to the next class. Restrooms will be available to staff and students only. Restrooms will be sanitized daily. Students that are unable to use the bathroom without assistance/supervision will not be allowed to participate in classes unless they are registered in a class that requires adult accompaniment. 

Personal Hygiene

Students and staff will be asked to wash/sanitize their hands before and after each class. We will provide touchless hand sanitizing stations for our staff and students that are at least 60% alcohol. For students and staff that prefer to wash their hands, a dedicated sink for hand washing is located in Studio II.  This sink will have touchless soap dispensers and paper towels for proper hand washing.
C. Communication. To ensure the business and its employees comply with communication requirements, we agree to do the following:
  • Signage will be posted throughout our space to remind students, staff and parents of our guidelines. 
  • All registered families will sign a document stating that they have read and understand our Covid-19 protocol and will comply with our requirements. 
  • A continuous log of students, teachers and parents that enter our space will be taken by the teachers who are on site at all times through an attendance log and our "Sign in as a Guest" button on our website.
If a worker or student tests positive for COVID-19 the employee will immediately notify the state and local health departments and cooperate with contact tracing efforts. The studio will then notify families of potential people who had close contact with the individual, while maintaining confidentiality required by state and federal law and regulations.

III. Process

A. Screening. To ensure the business and its employees comply with protective equipment requirements, we agree that you will do the following: 

General

All staff members and registered studio families will be asked to notify SM Dance if a family member or someone you have come in close contact with tests positive for COVID-19. All staff and students exhibiting a fever or any other COVID-19 symptoms must stay home and not participate in classes until given permission by the health department that they are safe to return to normal activities.