Covid & Illness Policies at Monarch
Masking at Monarch
Masking is currently optional* in Monarch Movement Company children's dance classes.
*Please continue reading to learn exceptions.
Please view the description of each adult class when registering, as masking requirements vary.
Please wait for your dancer outside the studio at our picnic table or in your car during class.
Non-dancing space in the studio is quite limited and this is an important way we can reduce crowds and contact.
Choosing when to stay home or mask at dance:
1. Staff and students who have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status should – get tested and isolate from others while waiting for a result. If testing is not possible, follow the guidance below as if the person is positive.
2. Isolation: Staff and students who test positive, regardless of vaccination status, and
a. Do not have symptoms – should isolate from others for 5 days, then wear a mask for 5 additional days.
b. Have symptoms – should isolate from others until fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-free medication) and symptoms are improving. Individuals should isolate for at least 5 days since symptoms began and then wear a mask for 5 additional days. A negative rapid test (home test) should be obtained before returning to dance without a mask, even if this takes longer than 10 days to achieve.
3. Quarantine: Staff and students who are exposed to someone with COVID-19, and
a. Not vaccinated – stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if they test negative, return to dance while wearing a mask for 5 additional days.
b. Vaccinated and eligible for a booster, but not yet been boosted – stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if they test negative, return to dance while wearing a mask for 5 additional days.
c. Vaccinated, and have either received a booster or are not yet eligible for a booster – individuals do not need to stay away from others, but should wear a mask for 10 days.
*Please note that masking is optional except in the cases listed above.
Additional Covid & Illness Policies...
To mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 Virus, the entire staff at Monarch Movement Company is vaccinated against the virus.
If a student or household member has been diagnosed with Covid-19 or other contagious illnesses or is exhibiting signs of such illnesses, they should not attend class. Monarch is happy to arrange make-up classes.
If a student or family member has been asked to isolate or quarantine from school or work, please do not attend class during that time period. Monarch is happy to arrange make-up classes. We want to help these difficult situations feel a little less stressful for our families.
Students and families should mask if they are exhibiting signs of any respiratory illness to slow or stop the spread of common colds and flus.
Frequently contacted surfaces such as doorknobs, ballet barres, or props will be sanitized frequently.
Windows and doors may be propped open to allow for maximum fresh air flow when the weather is conducive.