Dear Pacific Families & Dancers, 

 

We wanted to reach out to everyone about the steps we're taking to provide a safe and impactful environment for your children.*

 

Federal, state, and county health officials list a number of precautions to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses including coronavirus (COVID-19). The CDC includes a comprehensive prevention and treatment resource and Multnomah County’s website for prevention and reopening guidelines. 

 

What we're doing:

  • We are offering both online classes and in-studio classes to give you options to meet the needs of your family. 

  • Class size will be limited to 5 students and the studio floor will be marked in 6-foot areas to give ample space for movement and social distancing. 

  • Teachers will wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before entering the studio. 

  • We have sanitizing gel at the studio entrance. 

  • Teachers are required to wear masks.

  • For purposes of contact tracing it is very important to take roll at each meeting of the class.

  • Teachers will not engage in contact spotting or physical contact and floorwork unadvised. 

  • Partner work will not be part of the curriculum. 

  • We have increased our awareness of protocol with our staff. In the event that a dancer or staff member is sick, they are to remain home and rest. 

  • Classes are spaced so studio can be disinfected after each class. This includes: floor, barres, mats, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces.

  • Studio door will remain open to encourage flow of outside air through the space. 

  • The studio will be marked with clear social-distancing dance squares.

 

What we're asking of you:

When Arriving at the Studio-

  • Please wash your hands vigorously with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer provided, before entering the studio.

  • Be mindful of spacing when entering and exiting doors and try to maintain 6 foot distance.

  • Upon arrival you will need to sign-in your student in by answering a set of screening questions: 

    • Have you had a new or worsening cough? 

    • Have you had a fever? 

    • Have you had shortness of breath? 

    • Have you been in close contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days? 

If “yes” to any of the screening questions, you will be asked return home and wait to return to the facility until all symptoms, including fever have been resolved for at least 72 hours without medication, or at least 14 days after contact with a person with a cough, fever, or diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Signing in each class to help keep accurate records of attendance to support contact tracing in the event of a reported illness. 

  • Only students are allowed in the lobby area. No parents. Parents are advised to enjoy Sellwood park and waterfront, visit local Sellwood establishments, or wait in their car. 

 

During Class-

  • Dancers need to pack and use their own full water bottle. No food will be allowed in the studio or lobby at this time. 

  • Teachers and staff will wear a mask.

  • Face coverings are required for all students. Please plan to bring an extra covering if you mask becomes wet or damaged during class. 

  • Dancers are encouraged to avoid touching their face.

  • Dancers will engage in activities that do not require close physical contact.

  • Class sizes will remain small to allow dancers to warm-up in their 6×6 square and maintain 6 ft distance from others. 

  • Please have a hygiene conversation with your dancer(s) before you drop them off so as to keep it present in their mind. You may even want to make it a part of your daily routine to talk about how to be safe and maintain good health. Do keep it simple so as to have it be effective.   

 

After Class-

  • Dancers are to be picked up promptly at the end of class.

  • Dancers are encouraged to wash or sanitize hands upon leaving the studio.

 

*Guidelines are subject to change based on OHA and CDC recommendations. 

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