Covid Policies

Submitted by mmbguild on Wed, 08/18/2021 - 10:03

We are taking every precaution to assure the safety of our dancers as they continue to grow and develop their dance technique. Hands will be sanitized upon entry and when the dancers exit the studio and we will make every effort to social distance the children in the classroom. High touch surfaces will be wiped down each hour. 

MMDA highly recommends, but at this point does not require, mask usage for dancers who are registered in the 3/4, 5/6, 6/7 Combo Classes.

Dancers registered in Level 1B, Hip Hop 1 & 2 and older are required to wear masks in class at this time regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.  The way our classes are formatted it is much easier to social distance the children in the lower level combo classes. The dancers in level 1B and up move and use the space more so it is difficult to keep them three feet apart at all times during a class period. 

 

An employee or student that has been exposed to someone that has tested positive for COVID(within 3 feet for a duration of 15 minutes):  If vaccinated-the individual will self monitor for symptoms.  Staff and students will be required to show proof of vaccinations in order to NOT quarantine.  If not vaccinated-the individual will quarantine for 10 days.  They can choose have a COVID test after 5 days and if it is negative they are clear to come back to the studio with proof of a negative test as long as they are symptom free.  If the individual that has been exposed begins developing symptoms at any time, they must quarantine for a period of ten days from the onset of symptoms.

 

If you are COVID positive:  An individual that has tested positive for COVID, vaccinated or not, must quarantine for a period of 10 days and may return to dance when they no long have COVID related symptoms. 

 

Any missed classes can be made up.  Please contact Jennifer Beasley(owner/director) at mmdajenn@aol.com for make up options.  Virtual options may be added after the first few weeks of classes.  We will let you know if and when that happens.

 

These procedures are subject to change according to the numbers of positive cases in our community and with the guidance of the CDC and the Mississippi Department of Health recommendations.  All actions that we are take are to promote the health and safety of all students and staff at our studios.  We are all in this together and as soon as we feel as though we can lift these policies, we will do so.  We will monitor the situation weekly and make adjustments accordingly.