Broadway Training Intensive

Dance Program

Health and Safety Plan: COVID-19

 

Update: June 9, 2022

The CDC moved the counties of Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams, (and many more), back to the HIGH community risk level, and recommends masking indoors and on public transit again.

 

The following was updated: June 4, 2022

Masks

Masks must be worn tightly over the face, covering both mouth and nose. N95, KN95 or surgical masks are preferred. Fabric masks that have no less than two layers of tightly woven cotton are also permitted. Masks with vents and bandannas are prohibited as they can allow particles to escape. Neck gaiters and scarfs are also prohibited as they can create particulates for the wearer. Face shields or other eye protection may be worn in addition to a mask, but they cannot be worn instead of a mask.

Social Distancing

Social distancing recommendations and transmission rates become significantly greater when exercising indoors. For these reasons, enrollment is limited, studio capacity is limited to less than 50%, and students are asked to social distance whenever possible. 

Sanitizing

Everyone must sanitize their hands prior to entering the studio.

High touch surfaces (including ballet barres) will be sanitized between each class. 

Ventilation 

Broadway Training Intensive (BTI) will continue working with all venues to ensure the safety and effectiveness of HVAC systems, including frequent circulation of fresh air. The studio location for Sunday dance classes has a new HVAC system that utilizes directed airflow optimized for an exercise facility.

Arrival & Departure

Late entry into class may not be possible. Students will be permitted to enter the building 15 minutes prior to their class start time and must depart the building within 5 minutes of their class ending, to allow time for transition and cleaning between classes. 

Parents/Guardians, Siblings, etc.

Only registered students will be permitted to enter the building. If parents/guardians need to speak with BTI staff, they may do so via email or phone outside of class times.

Attendance

As enrollment is significantly limited to help protect the health and safety of the BTI community, students must enroll for the entire season. Cancellations or refunds will not be possible. If a student is ill, quarantined, out of town, visiting or auditioning for college, or away for a theatre-related conflict, they are welcome to attend class virtually, or later at their convenience via the online recording.

Communication & Notification

Should BTI be notified that a student, faculty, or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 or has significant exposure to someone with COVID-19, both students and parents/guardians, will be immediately notified via email, and the identity of the individual will be kept confidential.

Exposure to COVID-19

If a student or member of their household is exposed to someone with COVID-19, (exposure is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected individual, with or without a mask, for 15 consecutive minutes or more), they are required to advise BTI immediately.

It is important to remember that one can be the most contagious for 48 hours before exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, and over 25% of cases are asymptomatic.

Returning to Dance Class After Exposure to COVID-19

• If student is fully vaccinated and boosted, and no symptoms are present:
Student may return to dance class after 10-days. (Day zero is defined as the day of exposure.)
OR
Student may choose to return to dance class sooner, by obtaining a negative PCR test on day 3-5, or a negative RAT (rapid) test on day 5-10.

• It student is not vaccinated, and no symptoms are present:
Student may return to dance class after 10-days.

Returning After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Student may return to the class after these three things have all happened:

  1. At least 5 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, or since they tested positive if they were asymptomatic. (Day zero is defined as the day of exposure, or the day test was administered if student was asymptomatic.)

AND

  1. They have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is, three full days of no fever without the use of medication that reduces fevers).

AND

  1. All other symptoms have significantly improved (for example, when cough or shortness of breath is no longer occurring).

NOTE: If the student feels well enough, they may continue to take class virtually. 

Faculty & Staff Safety

All BTI faculty and staff are fully vaccinated and boosted.

 

BTI will update this plan and adopt additional protocols based on CDC, DOH, and the state of Colorado guidelines as needed.

 

Dance students must also agree to the following:

While at Broadway Training Intensive (BTI), I will behave as if I am an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19 to help reduce the risk of unintentionally infecting others.

If I am not feeling completely well or have any symptoms of illness, I will not attend class in person. I understand that this is not limited to COVID-19 symptoms — if I am feeling at all unwell, I will not enter the building. Instead I will attend class virtually, or take class later from the online recording.

If I or any member of my household am exposed to COVID-19, or test positive for COVID-19, I will immediately notify BTI by contacting the producing artistic director and head of the dance program.

 

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