COVID- 19 Protocols
While our 2021-2022 dance year will look different, Turning Pointe Faculty is committed to making it safe and successful. The safety and health of our students is our top priority. We will be embracing this new normal with strength, dedication, and passion.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Guidelines
Revised: September 7, 2021
At this time, we are requiring all teachers and children to wear masks while in our building. For adult only classes, you may remove your mask if you are fully vaccinated. Everyone is welcome to wear a face mask at any time and should not feel pressured to remove them if that is what they are most comfortable with. Students may remove their masks during private sessions only, if they are fully vaccinated, but we do ask that parents have a conversation with their children about their wishes and plans about mask wearing, before coming to the studio. Turning Pointe staff is 100% fully vaccinated.
Turning Pointe will continue to maximize ventilation. All windows and doors will remain open for as long as possible for cross ventilation and air flow. Fans and HEPA air purifiers will be on in each studio and lobby. HVAC systems have all been updated with high end HEPA filters.
Hand sanitizer will be provided at every entry and will be required upon entering the building, studios, or before using any supplies or equipment.
We prefer that our lobby remain as safe, quiet and as empty as possible so child drop-off is preferred once the child and parent are comfortable with that. Please no parents hanging out in the lobby.
The entire building will be thoroughly and properly disinfected on a daily basis with an EPA approved disinfectant. Barres will be sanitized between classes.
Any staff or student experiencing any symptoms of illness must not report to their lesson. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, unusual headache, unexplained muscle and/or joint pain, chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of sense of smell or taste. Should you have any of these symptoms we ask that you either quarantine for 10 days or get tested and return only with a negative Covid-19 result. If a family member is sick and awaiting Covid-19 test results we ask that all siblings stay home until the negative results have been confirmed. Even though our staff is 100% fully vaccinated they will be tested before returning to the studio should they have symptoms in an effort to protect our younger students who cannot be vaccinated yet. As per the CDC, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after exposure regardless if they have symptoms or not.
Should a student or staff member test positive with COVID-19 they will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the first day of symptoms.. Everyone in that person’s dance class or anyone that may have been in contact with the staff member or student will be contacted and advice and guidelines from the Health Department will be followed. To protect student/ staff member privacy, contacts are only informed that they may have been exposed to a student/staff member. They are not told the identity of the person who may have exposed them as per the CDC.
While students are enrolled in classes at Turning Pointe we expect them to make responsible choices in their daily lives for the health and safety of their dance peers as well as our overall community. We trust that they will practice good hygiene. We trust that our students will be honest and truthful when they are made aware of exposure to someone with COVID-19.It is important that our dance families can continue to trust that we are doing everything in our power to continue to dance and keep our children healthy. As the Director of this program the safety and health of my students will come first and that is not up for debate.