Health and Safety
Elite Arts Company updates its Health & Safety Policy periodically to ensure continued safety for our EAC family; you will be notified of updates as they occur.
EAC continues to follow the CDC recommendations always. Masks are not required during class unless Midland County Covid 19 transmission rate (provided by the CDC) reaches High. At that point, masks will be required by all students over the age of 2 until the rate decreases again. Not following our policy and choosing to withdraw from class for any reason will not result in a refund.
• EAC will check the Midland County CDC tracker weekly and follow precautions
as recommended by the CDC. Current policy does not require face masks
unless Midland County is at a “high” level. In the event Midland County moves
into the “high” level category, EAC will notify all dancers and face masks will be
required while inside the studio. This is ONLY if Midland County moves into
the “high” level and only under the current guidelines. Unless Midland County
moves to the “High” Covid-19 Community Level (per the CDC), we will NOT
be requiring face masks for any EAC events (classes, rehearsals, etc.) that
take place at the EAC Studio. Dancers and family members are obviously
welcome to wear a face mask still if you prefer. If EAC hosts an event at a
different venue, we will follow that venue’s protocol.
• At this point in time, EAC will not formally track any symptoms. If you feel
sick, stay home – AND communicate to EACDance@outlook.com! Parents –
we look to you for help with this. Please continually monitor your child’s
health and keep them home if they feel sick. This is not only for the overall
health of your child, but also for the EAC family as a whole. Note – no refunds
will be issued if class(es) are missed due to sickness.
• In general, EAC follows CDC guidelines for COVID-19 quarantine/isolation and
GENERAL HEALTH & SAFETY:
All individuals participating in an EAC event (including dance classes and production rehearsals), MUST have an EAC Medical Waiver & Media Release Form on file. One form required per student per dance year (September – August).
All instructors and students will use hand sanitizer (provided by EAC) at the beginning and end of each class, as well as frequently throughout the class/event.
EAC Staff are required to clean equipment in between each class.
Due to allergies, EAC is a Peanut-Free Zone. Please no peanut-related products inside the EAC studio, or at an EAC-sponsored event.
Should a student receive a non-emergency injury during class, EAC Instructor will fill out an Injury Report and provide to parent at end of class.
Should a student receive an emergency injury during class, parents and emergency contacts will be notified immediately via a phone call. Order of notification will occur in the order as laid out on the EAC Medical Waiver & Media Release Form. Once a contact is successfully reached, no further parental/emergency contact phone calls will be made.
We ask that parents and students notify EAC Staff in the event of injury outside of the EAC Studio so that we can monitor and ensure no further injury occurs during EAC class/event.
If any medication or first aid is administered (Tylenol, etc.) during an EAC Class, EAC Instructor will fill out a First Aid Report and provide to parent at end of class. Only those medications approved via the EAC Medical Waiver & Media Release Form will be administered.
EAC does have inclement weather/safety policies in place; we have teamed up with the local Fire Station on these procedures. All EAC Staff are trained in these procedures.
EAC does have an active shooter/dangerous person policy in place; we have teamed up with the local Fire Station on these procedures. All EAC Staff are trained in these procedures.
GENERAL STUDIO RULES:
The EAC Lobby is still “closed” for the duration of the Winter-Spring semester – meaning that parents should not loiter or wait inside the EAC Lobby. EXCEPTION: Parents of kiddos age 3 – 5 are allowed to wait in the lobby; masks be worn this entire time.
Students are required to bring a water bottle to each class/event. Water bottle must be closed-top (non-spill) and be filled with water only. If water bottle is found to have anything other than water, the water bottle will remain in the lobby for the duration of class and cannot be utilized by the student.
Drinking Fountain can ONLY be utilized to refill personal water bottles via the water bottle filler feature. Sharing of water bottles is prohibited, even among family members.
In the event we are unable to operate per Michigan government, Elite Arts Company, LLC will cease instructions for the remainder of that week, after which a combination of outside (if allowed) and online classes will resume. (Private lessons will be cancelled until in-person classes can resume.) Both outdoor and online classes will occur at the same day/time as normal in-person class. EAC will try to have class method (outdoor or online) determined by 24 hours prior to dance class; notification will be provided no later than 2:00pm of that day. Notifications will occur via email, text message (if you signed up for emergency text notifications), the StudioBookings app, and Facebook. Outdoor classes will be held outside the EAC studio, with social distancing, other Covid- 19 regulations, and general dance safety practices in place. Online classes will be held via Zoom. Parents will be credited for any missed class for the timeframe between being shut down and start of online classes; payment plan customers will still be charged monthly for classes while still receiving a future semester credit. Failure to attend outdoor or online classes will not result in a refund.
In the event there is a confirmed positive Covid-19 case (student or staff), EAC will follow CDC guidelines regarding potential spread and impact. Applicable parents will be notified immediately (via email, text, and StudioBookings app) and encouraged to have their dancer tested. EAC will follow CDC guidelines on deep cleaning the facility and on remaining open / closing and re-opening for in-person classes. Close communication will be provided to parents at that point in time.