Practices & Protocol
How has Core Dance responded to the Covid-19 pandemic?
Hope that the tide will turn, and the number of cases will decline. Hope allows us to schedule because if the world is ready for us, we’ll be ready for the world.
We understand what we plan may change. Will likely change. But we will remain flexible to adapt, and we hope that you, our audience, continue to adapt on this journey with us.
With a virtual component.
You will see more of our offerings be available digitally. The beauty of this is that we have already been able to reach more people beyond our immediate geographic area. Teens Activate, which went virtual, brought together teens from Decatur, GA, Texas, and Arkansas.
With the knowledge that, one way or the other, we will continue.
Core Dance has committed to continue to produce art and continue paying our artists. We also believe that dance can continue to unite us, lead us to question, help us find answers, and help heal.
What Covid-19 practices does Core Dance currently have in place?
Core Dance recognizes the unique challenges that COVID-19 creates for any business that relies on performance and gathering community. We have spent time planning new approaches to sharing our work and our commitment to social advocacy and community building. Like most performing arts organizations, we recognize the need for human face to face interaction.
For in-person events and classes, Core Dance abides by the following limits and guidelines:
Capacity limits for both studios have decreased by 50% to allow for well over six feet of social distancing.
All Core Dance visitors, staff, and volunteers are required to wear a mask at all times.
Sanitation stations are set up in both studios, hosting a variety of cleaning products such as: alcohol solution for the floor, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer.
Each time the studio is used, sanitation protocols are administered, including wiping down surfaces, and mopping the floors with an alcohol solution. Afterwards, a fogger is used to ensure disinfection solutions have the maximum contact with all surfaces.
Air purifiers are installed in both studios with three-stage purification filtration systems. The air purifiers run overnight in each studio.
What can you do to help stop the spread?
We encourage you to take the following steps to ensure the health of our community! As per the CDC guidelines, the most powerful defenses against this disease are to:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
If you feel sick, stay home.
If you have fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, and recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread of coronavirus, or have been in close contact with someone who has recently traveled to any of those areas, go to your doctor.