Site-Specific Protection Plan for East County Performing Arts Center
Updated Jan 11 2022

 

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 guidelines 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 6
    • 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- REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS
    • 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 6 as long as the dancer has not been in contact with the family member who tested positive during those 6 days.   If the dancer has been in contact then the dancer must quarantine for 10 days. 
    • 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 5 days and can test 5 days after exposure and return to class with a negative test on day 6
        • 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 and the exposure was not from someone in their household he/she does not need to quarantine.  If the exposure is from someone in their household please follow the rules for unvaccinated exposure.
    • 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 6 as long as the dancer has not been in contact with the family member who tested positive. If the teacher has been in contact the quarantine time is 10 days.
    • Teacher will zoom in to classes when appropriate and have subs when appropriate. 

What To Expect At Recital

Recital day is here and your dancer has been working all season long to showcase their dance on stage for family members and make lasting memories. They can be a little nervous and you are too! Here are a few tips to prepare and what you can expect on Recital Day: 

 

Tips for Success: 

  1. Read all of the recital information. Recital info is available at www.ecpachub.com, www.ecpacnews.com, flyers in the studio, and information will go home with your recital costume in our Recital Info Sheet. 
  2. Label your child’s costume and dance shoes with their name
  3. For our littlest of dancers, talk up recital. Let them know how exciting the recital day is and how you can’t wait to see them on stage. Remind them that they will go backstage to be with their class friends while you will sit in the audience to watch them perform. Celebrate them and let them know how much fun it will be.
  4. Arrive early. Allow time for parking and getting to check in. 
  5. Make sure all tickets are printed and family members are ready before entering the theater. 

 

What to Expect at Recital: 

  1. Dancers will be checked in at the side entrance of the theater. When facing the theater, the door is to the left of the theater entrance. 
  2. Dancers will be checked in by last name 
  3. Dancers will be given a lanyard with their Name, Dance(s), Your Contact Info, and assigned a Dismissal Number of 1 or 2. 
  4. Dancers need to be stage ready. Costume on, hair and makeup (if appropriate) done. Only costumes and dance shoes will be allowed backstage. 
  5. No  additional items are allowed backstage. 
  6. We have Recital Boxes to keep the younger dancers entertained while backstage with color pages, and various activities to do while waiting to perform. 
  7. We will provide snacks and water. 
  8. All shows will be dismissed from the side of the stage  by their dismissal number assigned to them at check in. 
  9. Dancers will be provided with a Backstage Bag labeled with their name on it at the time of check in. This is to hold additional costumes and shoes for dancers in multiple dances backstage and for our younger dancers who want to take home color pages and items provided in their class Recital Box. 
  10. Backstage Bags will be available for pick up in the Theater courtyard after dancers have been dismissed. 
  11. No video or flash photography will be allowed. 
  12. And most importantly, have FUN! Enjoy the moment and celebrate your dancer!