Covid / Health & Safety
As we welcome you back to our facility for in-person lessons, we would like to highlight some of the changes and information you will need to know. We ask for your cooperation as we implement these changes, in order to keep our students, staff, and families safe and healthy. This document covers the procedures, as well as, what happens before a student gets sick, while a student is sick, and after a student is sick.
We are following State of Michigan and Center for Disease Control and Prevention
When Entering KIO!:
- A mask or shield is required to enter the studio until further notice. If not medically able, please notify studio management. Must have note from physician if medically unable to wear a mask or shield. This information is confidential.
- Dancers should wear their mask or shield until they are in their assigned space, or any time six feet of space is unable to be maintained for social distancing.
- Children under age 2 are not required to wear masks.
- Every person who enters the KIO! Facility will have their temperature screened with a no-touch, thermometer.
- A self reported health screening will be provided to each family, to be completed weekly prior to beginning classes and sent via email to the Kick It Out office email. This information will be kept confidential, and will also serve as our daily health attendance log.
- Please do not enter KIO! more than 5 minutes prior to the start of your class.
- Due to our occupancy restrictions, children in our Monday Tiny & Mini classes may have one adult in the facility during class time. Students Junior, Pre-teen, Teen and Adult may have a parent or guardian present inside the facility with permission, submit request in writing to KIO! Management.
- Siblings will not be allowed in the facility unless they are registered for the class. There will be no lobby waiting room available otherwise.
- The kitchen is closed at this time. Please a small snack or beverage only for dancers that are in class. Otherwise utilize our porch or your vehicle to eat.
- Students should enter the facility dressed and ready for class – the changing rooms and restrooms will not be available for changing.
- Please have your dancers items in a bag they can utilize for all of their shoes and class needs
- Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance. Upon arriving, please sanitize your hands, and the hands of any child participating in classes. It is also available in each studio room.
- Cleaning solution for high touch surfaces is available in each lobby as well as each studio room.
- Steam mops are used to clean dance flooring and hard floor surfaces. Bissell Power fresh steam mop; Sanitizes with steam, killing 99% of germs and bacteria when used as directed
- The KIO! facility, including all hard surfaces, bathrooms, student items, instruments, etc., will be cleaned and disinfected daily. In the event that multiple classes occur in the same evening, and the student group is different, hard surfaces and high touch areas will be cleaned between each group. Doors will remain open during cleaning, weather permitting, to increase ventilation. Ventilation systems will remain on at all times in order to circulate air.
- The facility uses an Industrial Sanitizing Fog machine every night at closing. It has a 99.95% success rate in killing more than just covid germs. Click here for video: Disinfectant fogger Kick It Out Dance Studio. **
Before Someone Gets Sick:
Please monitor your family’s health at home each day, and stay home if there are any symptoms of illness present. If you have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19, whether showing symptoms or not, please stay home and keep our studio family healthy.
To Prevent Sickness:
Practice proper hand hygiene at home and the KIO! facility. Wash your hands before and after eating, after blowing your nose or coughing, before and after using the restroom, and before and after touching your face. Wash with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer containing 70% alcohol. Cover your cough. Sneeze or cough into a tissue and discard the tissue in the trash immediately. Sneeze or cough into the bend of your arm if a tissue is unavailable. Wash your hands. Maintain social distancing, at least six feet apart, when in the company of someone who does not live in your home.
When Someone Gets Sick:
If a student is in the care of KIO!, and no parent/guardian is present, a member of the KIO! staff will contact the parent/guardian immediately to pick-up their student. The student will be removed from the classroom, and monitored by a member of the KIO! staff until a parent/guardian arrives. EMS (911) will be called for anyone exhibiting concerning symptoms – trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and/or bluish lips or face. After the student exits the facility, a deep clean of all surfaces and items will be completed.
KIO! will notify the Local Health Department of COVID-19 symptoms. The Local Health Department will notify you if you need to be tested. If tested, and the result is positive, the individual must begin isolation. The Local Health Department will notify family and close friends. This includes anyone you have been in contact within six feet for ten minutes or longer, two days prior to symptoms beginning. Any close contacts should quarantine for 14 days. All information is confidential. In the event you are quarantined due to COVID-19, or unable to attend classes in person because of other illness, your student may join us for online lessons, if available.
After Someone Gets Sick:
The KIO! Staff will deep clean the facility with approved cleaning supplies. Students will be notified that they cannot return to the KIO! Facility until at least 24 hours have passed since recovery, which is defined as the resolution of a fever, without fever-reducing medications, AND improvement in respiratory symptoms, AND 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
We will keep you informed of changes regarding COVID-19. Our actions are based on information and guidance provided by the State Health Department, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As we receive new information, our policies and procedures may change. We appreciate your cooperation in this unprecedented time. Our goal is to keep you, your child, our staff, and our families, as safe as possible. It will take all of us working together to ensure the success of this plan.