Dear Jean’s Dance Studio Families and Dancers,
We are proud to continue to offer consistent weekly class experiences that support the physical, social-emotional, and mental well-being of our dancers. Throughout the pandemic, we have made necessary adaptations to our programs, following local, national, and industry guidance in order to support a safer learning environment. You have been thoughtful and generous in your compliance with our policies throughout this period and for that, I remain thankful! I’m here today with an important update.
On Monday, February 28, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom released changes to the indoor masking requirements for California businesses as follows:
- Effective March 1, 2022, the requirement that unvaccinated individuals mask in indoor public settings will move to a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking.
- After March 11, 2022, the universal masking requirement for K-12 and Childcare settings will terminate. California Department of Public Health strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoor settings when the universal masking requirement lifts.
As a private business that serves children, we have been aligning our policies with area public schools throughout the pandemic and we plan to do so again at this time.
Beginning Monday, March 14, 2022, Jean’s Dance Studio will be transitioning to a policy of mask optional. Face masks will no longer be required for dancers during class or at performances, regardless of vaccination status. We will support all individuals who choose to continue masking.
We ask all our dancers and families to continue to adhere to our current masking requirement through Saturday, March 12, 2022.
Every day that we can get where children can fully express themselves in the dance room and teachers can have full communication, including facial cues, we will celebrate! And, if there are days ahead where cases rise to a point where we have to revisit our mask policy, we will do so.
Until further notice, our lobby remains open for only one family at a time in order to reduce the number of bodies in the facilities. Parents are welcome to come to the desk to conduct business and use our restroom facilities.
- As a reminder, if your dancer has any symptoms of illness, please keep them home. If a dancer comes to class with any signs of illness, we will call a parent/guardian to pick them up. Our safety plan is constantly being evaluated based on a variety of inputs, including local and national sources, as well as industry and studio data, and we are committed to keeping our families informed of policy updates as they are made. Measures such as hand hygiene and the use of separate entrances/exits remain in place, and our studios will remain tech-enabled indefinitely as each of our families adjusts to this change in their own way and at their own time. We continue to encourage the same community spirit which you have shown since the very beginning, which has been so inspiring and uplifting. As always I welcome your questions and concerns. Thank you for your continued support! In Partnership, Miss Suzanne