Studio Protocols & Safety Procedures
Kids Classes: DL Studio will continue to ask all students and staff to wear a mask for classes for the start of the Fall/Winter season. All students will be asked to wash hands before entering the classroom. Mask breaks will be provided in class. DL Studio holds the right to modify this policy at any time, throughout the year.
Adults Classes: All vaccinated clients are welcome to take class without a mask. Anyone who has not received the vaccination should continue to wear a mask in class.
Kids Classes: Class capacity will resume to 20 at the start of the Fall/Winter 2021/22 season.
Adult Classes: 20 person class capacity
COVID POLICY & PROTOCOLS
Cleaning Protocols: In addition to our current daily and weekly cleaning protocols we will be ensuring that all door handles, surfaces and bathrooms are cleaned in between each class.
Disinfection Procedure: All class equipment and props such as cones and dots will be sanitized after each use.
Hand Sanitizer: Additional hand sanitizers have been placed throughout the studio both in and outside the classroom for all to use upon entry and exit of the studio and during class.
Hand Washing Policy:
ALL Students will be required to wash their hands upon entering the studio.
Staff will be required to wash hands before and after each class.
Personal Protective Equipment: Any staff members stationed at the front desk will be mandated to wear a mask when speaking to any client or child. Additionally, staff members will be wearing masks during class. Mask breaks will be taken by staff members during class while they maintain the proper social distancing guidelines.
Physical Distancing: Socially distanced markers have been placed on the floor to ensure the appropriate space is kept in between participants.
Staff COVID Policy: All staff members will be asked to sign a declaration stating that they are re-entering DL Studio without infection or symptoms of COVID-19 (or other). They will also provide their guarantee that if in the future symptoms or infections occur, they will notify DL Studio management immediately. DL Studio management will then follow the below communication guidelines to parents and clients.
Communication: In the unfortunate event that there is a case of COVID-19 of a DL Staff member, a notification will be sent out via email to any class that could have had possible exposure. The appropriate DL staff member will abide by all guidelines for isolation provided by the CDC and will return to work once they have met the requirement. Classes will continue to run with a substitute instructor.
DL Crew Member COVID Policy : In the event a DL Crew member tests positive for COVID within 2 days of being inside DL Studio, we ask parents to notify DL Studio so that we can undergo the appropriate contact tracing and notification to their class. Unless, otherwise noted within communication, classes will continue to run as scheduled.
- Any DL Crew member placed into quarantine for contact tracing purposes, can contact the studio and we will provide a Zoom option to take class.
Air Filtration Systems
Inside DL Studio you will find two HEPA Air Purifiers.
- Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0: This Medical Grade HEPA Air Purifier has a powerful 5-stage filtration system completely replacing the air in the studio room every hour, removing over 99% of common air pollutants like pollen, pet dander, mold, dust, bacteria, and viruses. This new filter allows us to view our air quality in real-time with a built-in sensor that continually monitors the air for allergens and PM2.5 particles. A display reveals our air quality as a numerical score (1-500) based on the EPA Air Quality Index. The PM Concentration is the room is between 7 through 9 which puts us in the top tier air quality range of 0-50! We have also joined the Hathaspace Filter Club where new filters are automatically shipped to us every 4 months as recommended and we are in conversations with another air cleaning system supplier whom we also hope to bring into the studio.
- Medify Air MA-112 V2.0 Air Purifier: HEPA Grade Air purifier offer H13 Filters (higher rated than True HEPA) removes 99.9% of particles from the air. This unit cleans up to 3,700 sq ft in one hour, 2,500 sq ft in 30 minutes, 1,250 sq ft in 15 minutes (CADR 950). To put this in perspective, DL Studio is 1,850 sq. ft.
Closures: As we all hope to not have any repeated closures due to COVID in this next season, DL Studio will follow the below protocols as noted below.
In the instance that DL Studio is mandated to close down before the start of the Fall/Winter Semester, DL Studio will postpone semester start up to 3 weeks and will add those 3 weeks of classes to the end of the Fall/Winter semester.
In the instance DL Studio is mandated to close down due to a secondary statewide or national COVID-19 shutdown after the Fall/Winter semester has started, classes will transition to Zoom for up to one month’s time. If classes are unable to resume after one month’s time, DL Studio will refund all untaught classes back to you and move to a modified on-line schedule with a separate fee schedule. If DL can resume classes with more than 3 months time left in the semester, DL will offer a re-registration process for all students.