We are committed to the health of our community. Please read this document carefully and explain the guidelines to your students. Our mutual efforts in implementing these safety procedures will make our environment as safe as possible.

We have thoroughly researched the CDC, WHO and DC COVID-19 guidelines and are keeping up to date on them. We are focusing on controlling the various ways of transmission, such as through surfaces, droplets and aerosol contamination.

Please be very diligent in following our rules so we can keep the Séber Method Academy community safe!

Masks Are Mandatory

Consistent and correct mask use is required. Everyone must wear a mask at ALL times in common areas. Masks must completely cover your nose, mouth, and chin, fit snugly against the sides of your face with no gaps, and be two or more layers of breathable fabric.

Youth

Masks are always required for all faculty and students in youth classes.

Adults

Masks in the classrooms are determined by each group unless a state mask mandate is in place.

Generally, if a class (students and teacher) decide that they would like to dance without masks participants must show their vaccination card to the front desk staff and if a student is not vaccinated they will need to keep wearing their mask. There can be exceptions to this rule if a student present is immunocompromised.

Vaccine Mandate

All staff and faculty were required to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of in-person teaching/working. All students over the age of 12 must be vaccinated to participate in in-person classes.

Over 12 Years Old

We require that you submit proof of vaccination by either showing it to the front desk (they will scan and put it in the student’s file) or by emailing it to [email protected]

Under 12 Years Old

After a student turns 12 years old, we will require them to submit proof of vaccination no later than eight weeks after their birthday. As the vaccine becomes available for children ages 5-11, we will evaluate the situation at that time and decide if the vaccine mandate will apply.

Exposure

Please report immediately to us if you or your student has been in close contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19. Close contact means within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more in a 24 hour period.

We implemented safety protocols befitting a higher risk environment.

The COVID-19 incubation period can be up to 14 days and there is a residual post-quarantine risk for spreading the virus after 7 days with a test. This intensifies when there is an environment with exercise and close contact. Communication with management in regards to these matters is crucial so we can adjust to the particular situation.

Temperature and Symptom Checks

Recent data has proven that while temperature checks are very important in terms of prevention, checking for symptoms is a priority in preventing the spread. We are taking temperatures at the front studio entrance and will not be allowing anyone into the studio if they have a fever, sore throat, chills, sneezing, and/or coughing, even if it is related to allergies!

Required Disclosures for COVID-19

If any student or their family have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, or if they or anyone in their household has it we are requiring them to notify us immediately via email.

Uncertainty of Exposure

Out of an abundance of caution, even if the student is not sick (any sneezing, coughing, sore throat, fever, nausea) but someone in their household is, we will ask them to not come into the studio!

Make-up Classes/Cancellations

Youth

We will allow students to carry over makeups throughout the year instead of confining them to each session in an attempt to encourage students to stay home when they or their families are unwell.

Adult

Since we are capping our classes at a limited number, we want to ensure everyone is able to attend. We have made late cancellations start two hours before the beginning of class. This means if you sign up but are unable to attend, please cancel two hours or more before class to make sure others may attend. Some of our classes are still capped at 8 students in-studio.

If you have an urgent matter and have to cancel at the last minute, please let us know via email and we can evaluate the possibility of carrying your class over.

Once you cancel a class, your funds will stay in your MindBody account, it will not be transferred to our account, and you are able to use it when you sign-up for any other class with us.

Air Exchange & Disinfection

Séber Method Academy staff will be airing out and fully disinfecting the floors, barres, bathrooms, cubbies and bins.

Hand Wash & Sanitizer Use

Students must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entry to the studio and use hand sanitizer between classes.

Bathroom Use

Bathrooms will be assigned based on studio assignment.

Studio 1a and Studio 1b

Bathroom close to studio in office lobby.

Studio 2

Upstairs back hallway bathroom.

Studio 3

Upstairs front hallway bathroom.

The additional bathroom in the office lobby is reserved for staff. To minimize bathroom usage, please have your student use the bathroom before coming.

Entering the Studios: Youth

Temperature Check

All students and staff will have their temperature checked via our contactless thermometer before entering the building.

The equipment we have measures also on the wrists, so students will be asked to reach their arms out.

Symptoms Check

All students and staff will need to respond to a verbal symptom check.

Application of Hand Sanitizer

All students and staff must apply hand sanitizer prior to entering the building.

Students Under 5

Students under the age of 5 will need a parent present with them throughout the duration of their class. Parents are to sit in the studio with their student or outside of the classroom in the hallway.

Entering the Studios: Adult

Temperature Check

All students and staff will have their temperature checked via our contactless before entering the building.

Symptoms Check

All students and staff will need to respond to a verbal symptom check.

No Shoes Inside the Studio

Absolutely no shoes will be allowed inside the studios! Shoes are to be left outside the studio in designated cubbies.

We request that students, parents, family members, and guardians honor these procedures to protect the Séber Method Academy community as best as possible.