Health

MKSD COVID Health and Safety Procedures

We are actively monitoring the changing health climate and reserve the right to update, amend, and change these policies as necessary.

We expect parents to be the first line of defense in determining whether or not a dancer should attend classes. If a dancer has an elevated temperature (above 100.4F), a persistent cough, sore throat, runny nose, persistent headache, fatigue, or any other signs of respiratory infection, the dancer should stay home. Dancers who exhibit these symptoms may be removed from class if the teacher deems appropriate. If a dancer, or member of a dancer’s household tests positive for COVID, the parent needs to immediately inform MKSD of the situation.

In addition, MKSD has the following COVID procedures in place:

  • Face coverings are optional for students and staff.
  • If a student/staff member tests positive for COVID, isolate at home for five days from the date of the positive test or onset of symptoms, whichever occurs first, returning to dance on day 6 if fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and improving symptoms. Those who return to dance on day six must wear a well fitting mask for five days. 
  • MKSD will continue to confidentially notify parents in the event that a student/teacher in their child’s class test positive for COVID.
  • Spot markers have been spaced on each studio floor to continue encouraging our students to spread out.
  • Hand sanitizer bottles are provided in the lobby and in each classroom. Extra masks, thermometers, and disinfectant wipes will be readily available to all staff and students when needed.
  • With COVID vaccines becoming more widely available throughout Virginia, MKSD encourages all eligible people to inquire with their preferred medical professionals about getting vaccinated.

If you have any questions, please contact us at marianne@mksdance.com or (804) 292-5917.