Dancer health and safety are a top priority at TYSOD.

This page is your resource for monitoring the COVID-19 risk exposure in the classes held at our studios and how it may impact your family.

We are all eager to dance, rehearse, and perform together. We are fortunate that the manageable size of our dance school allows us to put certain safety precautions in place; however, we have to stay vigilant and adjust plans if/when the circumstances with the virus in our community require us to do so. We continue to regularly research reports from the CDC, Department of Health, and from our local community in an effort to stay informed about the latest trends. We also communicate with other dance schools around the country to exchange ideas for safe operations. Research, vigilance, and flexibility keep students dancing in our studios without compromising safety.

We remain strong in our resolve to stay open safely so that we can provide a healthy place where our young dancers can connect with their passion for dance, as well as their friends at the studio.

COVID-19 Exposure Management

As long as the COVID-19 pandemic remains a health concern, we will monitor and manage positive COVID-19 cases in our dance school community. At this time, CDC guidelines do not mandate that single reports of exposure risk require a studio closure.

Keeping the TYSOD community informed is a joint effort between all faculty, staff, and dancers’ immediate family members. We thank you all for recognizing all the safety precautions we have in place (see our Policies for the full listing). In regards to reporting exposure, we implore everyone to be prompt and honest – we do not penalize those that report exposure in any way.

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COVID-19 Exposure Reporting

For the safety of our dance community, we request that dancers, faculty, and staff SUBMIT AN ONLINE REPORT asap if they receive a positive diagnosis (this includes infections among immediate family members). We need information about when the exposure was first realized and what affect it has had, i.e. how severe symptoms are or the date of the positive COVID-19 test.

When we receive a report of exposure risk from anyone in or related to our community, we will do the following:

    1. Evaluate the degree of exposure risk, using the following guidelines:
      • Low Risk = 1 or more persons in your dancer’s class have reported exposure from outside our studio but have no active symptoms
      • High Risk = 1 or more persons in your dancer’s class have reported positive COVID-19 test results/significant symptoms and were present in class
    2. Notify affected persons within our community, using the following guidelines:
      • In the case of Low Risk exposures, we will no longer notify other students, as the CDC has relaxed its guidelines about exposures as long as masks are being worn.
      • In the case of High Risk exposures, we will directly notify all persons who came in contact with the infected person. Dancers who have tested positive and experience active symptoms cannot return to the studio before ten (10) days. Dancers may return to the studio in as few as five (5) days after a positive test if they have NO symptoms. 
        We encourage anyone with any level of risk exposure to monitor their personal health and self-quarantine when necessary.
    3. Enact exposure-risk level cleaning in all affected areas in the facility.
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