Site-Specific Protection Plan for East County Performing Arts Center  
Updated 8/16/21

 

Person responsible for designing, executing and overseeing this plan- Nina Koch, owner

3901 Walnut Blvd Suites B&C
Brentwood, Ca 94513

925-240-5556

 

General Safety and Health Protocols

  • Lobby is closed to viewing for parents of dancers 7 and up
  • Water fountains are closed
  • All people age 2 and over are required to wear masks.  Even in classes.
  • Personal prop bags are available for purchase
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk

 

Cleaning protocols

  • The studio is cleaned in its entirety daily either before or after classes.  Including disinfection of all surfaces by a professional commercial janitorial company.  

 

Drop off and pick up procedures protocols

  • Dancers cannot be dropped off more than 5 min early for class or pick up more than 5 min late
  • Dancers are encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before starting class.  

 

Employee Training

  • Review protocols 
  • Staff must complete a Self Screening
  • Review Covid-19 general education https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Update-on-California-Pandemic-Roadmap.pdf
    • From https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/School%20Guidance_ADA%20Compliant_FINAL.pdf
      COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel virus that has been spreading worldwide. Community-acquired cases have now been confirmed in California. We are gaining more understanding of COVID-19’s epidemiology, clinical course, immunogenicity, and other factors as time progresses, and the situation is changing daily. CDPH is in the process of monitoring COVID-19, conducting testing with local and federal partners, and providing guidance and resources to prevent, detect and respond to the occurrence of COVID-19 cases in California. At this time, community transmission of COVID-19 has occurred in California. Educational institutions should prepare for possible impacts of COVID-19 and take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as other infectious diseases, including influenza and gastroenteritis.
    • The Ca SIP will not eliminate the disease it will slow the spread so medical teams can prepare and not be overwhelmed by an influx of patients.
  • Staff must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after using the restroom.  
  • All teachers and staff must wear masks
  • All teachers and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated

 

Our exposure follows the guidance of the Contra Costa Department of Health

  • If a dancer has tested positive
    • We notify the class of a mask to mask exposure
    • We contact the student who has tested positive 
      • Who were they in contact with without a mask
      • We notify the parent of those dancers privately
      • The dancer who had unmasked contact will be asked to quarantine 
      • Quarantine time is 10 days without a test or
      • Dancer can test 5 days after exposure and return to class with a negative test on day 8
    • The entire class does not need to quarantine since it was a mask to mask exposure
    • If the exposed dancer(s) is fully vaccinated the exposed dancer does not need to quarantine
      • Fully vaccinated means having both shots and 2 weeks have passed since the last does.

  • If there is a family member at home who tests positive for covid
    • We do not notify the class
    • Exposed dancer must quarantine
      • Quarantine time is 10 days without a test or
      • Dancer can test 5 days after exposure and return to class with a negative test on day 8 as long as the dancer has not been in contact with the family member who tested positive..  
    • When a dancer needs to quarantine the dancer should take class via zoom
  • If a teacher has tested positive 
    • We notify the class of a mask to mask exposure
      • The teacher will quarantine for 10 days
        • Teacher will zoom in to classes when appropriate and have subs when appropriate.  
    • The class does not need to quarantine since it is a mask to mask exposure
  • If a teacher or staff member has been exposed, but does not test positive
    • We do not notify the class
    • If the teacher or staff member is vaccinated he/she does not need to quarantine
    • If the teacher of staff member is not vaccinated he/she must quarantine
      • Quarantine time is 10 days without a test or
      • Teacher can test 5 days after exposure and return to class with a negative test on day 8 as long as the dancer has not been in contact with the family member who tested positive..  
    • Teacher will zoom in to classes when appropriate and have subs when appropriate.  

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In-Studio Classes

Brentwood Kids Dance! Dance in person with us confidently. We follow the Safer Studio Standards.

Live Stream

In case you have to stay home, all our classes are up on Live Stream.

Private Lessons & Social Bubble Classes

We offer socially distanced private lessons or semi-private lessons with your social bubble.

A dance class for every interest and learning preference!
In Brentwood, kids dance is our specialty!

ecpac is a safer

ECPAC focuses on a hierarchy of measures to create a Safer Studio™ environment beginning with requiring students and staff who are ill to stay home, followed by frequent hand cleansing and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and making curricular and facility adaptations to minimizing contact and mingling.

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ECPAC is working on Youth Protection Advocates in Dance® Certification!

Background checked and CPR certified teachers
Safety Studio™ Policy
Teacher training & proven curriculum
A focus on safety & wellness for every student
Secured facilities
Viewing windows
Professional sprung floors
Social media safety practices

ecpac is a safer studio™

ECPAC focuses on a hierarchy of measures to create a Safer Studio™ environment beginning with requiring students and staff who are ill to stay home, followed by frequent hand cleansing and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and making curricular and facility adaptations to minimizing contact and mingling.

ECPAC is working on Youth Protection Advocates in Dance® Certification!

Background checked and CPR certified teachers
Safety Studio™ Policy
Teacher training & proven curriculum
A focus on safety & wellness for every student
Secured facilities
Viewing windows
Professional sprung floors
Social media safety practices

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Years Serving Our Community

20+

Staff Members

100+

Classes Per Week

Teacher Feature

Mrs. Kathryn

Kathryn is a Bay Area native who grew up learning the classic styles of jazz and ballet as well as performing on dance competition teams. While studying dance at the University of California, Davis, Kathryn developed her love for modern dance as well as expanded her ballet education.

Kathryn joined the staff at East County Performing Arts Center in 2005 where she is given the opportunity to teach the love of dance to all ages. Kathryn is married with three children who all love to dance.

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We Have Built a Reputation for Excellence in Dance Instruction

From your child’s first class to their graduation performance, ECPAC has a class for everyone! We specialize in beginners of all ages and offer training through pre-professional levels. But, ECPAC is More Than Just Great Dancing®! Our dancers go beyond technique to develop important life skills, learning to be respectful, confident and conscientious young people who share their gifts and talents with the community.