Pure Dance Works' COVID-19 Action Plan
We recognize that there are many opinions on what is necessary for community and personal safety.
As an organization, we feel it is our responsibility to be as cautious as possible while providing the opportunity to keep kids active and connected.
Please read WHAT WE WILL DO and WHAT YOU CAN DO below to up to date on how as a community we can help keep everyone safe.
WHAT WE WILL DO
While we cannot guarantee to stop the spread of any infection, we will take precautions to minimize the spread of germs. This includes:
- Capping each class at 8-12 students depending on the room size.
- Marking social distancing spaces in the studios, keeping everyone 6' apart as much as possible at all times.
- Minimum contact classes; no holding hands or physical corrections. Small dancers requiring physical assistance will be helped as needed.
- Only allowing students and staff in the building. The lobby is closed for the time being.
- Parents of new students will be invited into the building at our front door to drop their child off at the dance room door and then exit through the back door.
- Students will be dismissed via the exterior classroom doors, which are clearly marked.
- Students ages 9 and under will not be sent outside without an adult present to pick them up.
- Older students may walk to their cars with parental permission.
- Parents may communicate with Taylor, our Welcome Concierge via text or phone at 260-632-2735.
- Parents may request an in-person appointment at the front desk via the number above.
- All adults, including staff and parents, will wear masks in the building as long as it is mandated or "recommended" in public by Indiana officials.
- As long as the Indiana mask mandate is in effect, students ages 8+ need a mask while entering and exiting the building.
- Dancers are allowed to store masks in their bags once they are in "exercise" mode in class.
- Using hand sanitizer on all teachers and students before and after class.
- Keeping all dancer's belongings separated from others.
- Cleaning touched surfaces with disinfecting wipes or sprays after every class (props, doorknobs, light switches, barres, etc).
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Follow current CDC guidelines including...
If a student or anyone in the student's household is experiencing any of the following symptoms, we ask that you keep the student home from class.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
If the student has had any of the above symptoms in the last 10 days, please wait 10 days from the onset of the symptoms to return to class.
If the student has been been in close contact (less than 6' for at least 15 minutes) with anyone who has COVID-19, these are your options for when to return to dance AFTER THE LAST DAY OF CONTACT.
- 14-day quarantine is still the safest option
- 10-day quarantine if the person never develops symptoms and wears a mask at all times when returning to dance
- 7-day quarantine if a negative PCR nasal swab test is conducted on Day 5, 6 or 7 or a negative rapid antigen test upon return to dance on Day 8
If the student has tested positive for COVID-19, he or she may return to class when...
- 10 days after their symptoms appeared AND
- they have been fever-free at least 24 hours AND
- their symptoms are getting better.
- *Even if the student is asymptomatic, if they have tested positive, please keep him or her home to avoid infecting others.
Please notify us of all absences. Absences related to COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms will not count against your child's attendance or make-up class count when you let us know this is the reason for the absence. You can report an absence HERE.
We are offering unlimited make-up classes for students who need to stay home because of potential or diagnosed COVID-19 exposure or symptoms when you let us know this is the reason for the absence. Please see the complete Make-Up policies HERE.
These policies are based on the current CDC, Allen County Health Department recommendations, and local school policies.
Last Update: 2/8/21