COVID-19 Prevention Plan

MJDA Studios are officially open with new safety measures in place. However, as the Coronavirus continues to impact our community, we are continually looking into more ways to be preventative in the attempt to lessen the cases of COVID-19.

Promoting Behaviors that Reduce Spread

MJDA is implementing several strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19.  However, we cannot do this without your help.  The most effective preventive measures start at home.  We ask that MJDA Families do the following.

  • Staying Home when Appropriate

o   Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.

o   Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others.

  • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
    • Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread from other people or surfaces when you:
      • Touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
      • Prepare or eat food and drinks with unwashed hands
      • Touch a contaminated surface or objects
      • Blow your nose, cough, or sneeze into hands and then touch other people’s hands or common objects

·       Use Hand Sanitizer When You Can’t Use Soap and Water

o   Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. You can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol by looking at the product label.

  • Cloth Face Coverings

o   Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Wearing a cloth face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in stores and restaurants). Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings. The spread of COVID-19 can be reduced when cloth face coverings are used along with other preventive measures, including social distancing, frequent handwashing, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

MJDA’s Plan to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

Your health and well-being are of the upmost importance and we are taking measures to keep the dance studio a safe environment for employees as well as the dancers under our charge and the public. Therefore, anyone coming into the studio will be screened and asked to follow MJDA’s COVID – 19 Prevention Protocol.

  1. We ask that dancers practice social distancing upon arriving to the studio by not embracing other dancers or MJDA families.  Dancers will enter the studio through door on the right and exit studio through door on the left. A divider will be in place.
  2. Parents are NOT allowed to enter the studio what so ever.  (NOT EVEN TO USE RESTROOM.)
  3. Before entering the studio, dancers will take part of our screening process which will include taking their temperature.  Dancers must wait outside the door, six feet apart by the markers placed on the windows, until temperature is taken. 
  1. Upon entering the studio, dancers will report to the hand sanitizing station and sanitize hands immediately.
  2. Dancers are required to wear mask while dancing.  Masks may be removed momentarily experiences if dancer experiences lack of airflow, dizziness, or light headedness.  Instructors and MJDA Staff are required to wear masks at all times.
  3. Dancers will report directly to their dance space and are asked to have bare minimum items with them in their dance bag.  Dancers will take turns storing their belongings into the cubby spaces to ensure practice of social distancing.  We ask that dance bags are no larger than back pack size and only contain the following items:
  4. Required Dance Shoes
  5. Dance Clothing Accessories
  6. Water Bottles (Dancers CANNOT use the Water Fountain!)
  7. Dancers will have spaces marked on the dance floor, 6 feet apart and will be confined to those spaces during the dance lesson. Dancers will also practice social distancing when traveling across the floor and while learning / performing combos.
  8. No more than 2 dancers are allowed in the restroom at a time.  (Restrooms have stalls.) Dancers must hand sanitize before entering the restrooms.  Restrooms will not be used to congregate AT ALL! The space is not conducive to social distancing.
  9. Anytime dancers leave the dance space, they must hand sanitize before re-entering the space.
  10. Homework room and other small spaces are OFF LIMITS.  These spaces are not conducive to social distancing.
  11. Hallways will not be used for congregating AT ALL.  Hallway spaces are not conducive to social distancing.
  12. The same protocol that was taken for arrival will be demonstrated for departure.