COVID-19 UPDATES

 

Dear YAPP 361 Dance family,

We would like to take this opportunity to update you regarding the COVID-19 virus and our continued monitoring of the situation. The health and well-being of the dancers, their families, and our instructors are of highest importance to YAPP 361 Dance Studio. We encourage you to share this with your dancers and families who take classes at YAPP 361 Dance Studio.

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) continued presence in the U.S., we want to confirm the steps we are taking at YAPP 361 Dance Studio. Please be assured that our top priority is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the dancers and their families. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) closely and as new or additional directions are issued, we are adjusting protocols as directed by U.S. and state health departments. 

YAPP 361 Dance Studio is being proactive about taking the preventative measures that have been suggested by the CDC and State health departments. The medical community is clear that our best defense against contagious illnesses is using best hygiene practices and awareness. Our studio will utilize the following plans:

  • Drop off only for classes, no parents in waiting area to reduce the number of individuals in the building.

  • Masks are required for entry and must be worn in class

  • Temperatures are taken at the door

  • COVID-19 Waivers must be completed before any dancer is allowed to take class

  • YAPP 361 Dance Studio is requiring all individuals to wash hands with soap and water before entering each dance studio for classes and after classes. Additionally, we will be reminding dancers and their families to wash their hands regularly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. Verbal and written reminders will be utilized in all dance spaces.

  • YAPP 361 Dance Studio is increasing our regular cleaning protocol of surfaces and the marley dance floor and will be using alcohol-based cleaner in these doubled efforts.  Studio surfaces and floors are sanitized before and after each class.

  • Each studio floor is taped off with a 6ft grid making it easy for all dancers to accomodate the necessary social distancing

  • HEPA & UV Air Purifiers are in each studio constantly cleaning the air in each studio.

  • HEPA Filters are utilized in our AC system to purify the air in our building.

  • We are making our dance center a “hug and handshake free zone” – as hard as that is, it is important to lower the risk of spreading infection. We will make those announcements regularly and have signs that remind us all.

  • We are firmly asking all dancers or family members who have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus within the past two weeks, to not come to the studio during the known incubation period of 14 days. This especially includes any dancers that have dance family members that have traveled to the critically affected countries (level 3 via the CDC).

COVID‐19 is associated with such symptoms as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The CDC recommends these proven steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol‐based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

We fully understand the concern that we are all feeling about the possible spread of COVID-19 and want to assure our YAPP 361 Dance family that we are taking all suggested precautions to maintain safe events for our dancers and families. We are committed to monitoring all developments and will certainly keep you all informed of any new and relevant information that could impact the health and safety of our dancers, teachers, and families.

 

 

All our very best,

Nathan and our YAPP 361 Dance Staff

YAPP 361 Dance Studio 2016-2019

361-946-4991

yapp361dance@gmail.com

1024 McIver Street

Corpus Christi, TX 78418