MKDA health & safety protocols

Dear valued customers of MKDA,

We are happy that our doors are finally opening up after 5 long months.  Rest assured we are taking every precaution to allow a safe learning environment for your children. We ask that you please read through this document that has been carefully thought out.  It contains our health & safety protocols effective immediately on this day: July 16th 2020.  PLEASE NOTE:  These protocols may change throughout the course of the year depending on the guidelines given to us by the ministry of health. We take these protocols very seriously and any person not obliging to these protocols will be asked to leave the premises. You will be able to find these protocols on our HOME page of our website:  http://www.themkda.com

 

List of Protocols:

  • Screening: These questions will be emailed to all of our clients and also available on our website under the “Forms” page. BEFORE coming to dance class, the parents must ask their children these questions. If the dancer answers yes to any of the following questions, we ask that the dancer stays home until they are symptom free. 

• UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING, ALL PERSONS MUST WEAR A MASK & SANITIZE THEIR HANDS. There will be automatic sanitizing stations in 6 locations throughout the building, including the entrances.

• If a dancer has a class in studio A, they must enter & exit through the main studio front doors. If a dancer has a class in studio B, they must enter through the studio B side door (indicated #1) and exit through studio B side door (indicated #2).

• The observation areas in studio A & B are temporarily closed for viewers until further notice.

• For our young Saturday dancers, one parent per dancer is permitted to enter the building in order to organize their children for their dance class, but must leave once class begins.

• Teachers in both studio A & B will have a thermometer. As dancers stand in a single file outside the studio, teachers will take the temperature of the dancer. If the temperature is above 37.2 degrees Celsius, the dancer will be asked to go home.

• All dancers must enter with a mask. After the teacher has taken the dancer’s temperature, they will be asked to go hang up their mask on the hooks we will have on the wall. At the end of the class, the teacher will disinfect the hooks.

• Once the temperature has been taken, all dancers must go on an “X” marked on our floors all 6 feet apart. We will then take attendance and proceed with the class.

• Bathrooms: There will be disinfecting wipes in all bathrooms. All dancers exiting the bathroom, must wipe down the toilet seat, faucet and paper towel holder and any extra surfaces they’ve touched as well as wash their hands. PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH THE WIPES DOWN THE TOILET!

• For dancers coming to the studio for only one class, we ask that you use your personal bathroom at home before coming to the studio. This will avoid the possibility of contamination in our bathrooms.

• We will be keeping the studio B “Homework Lounge” and studio A “Observation Area” open to dancers who are dancing multiple classes in the evening ONLY. We will have disinfecting wipes in both of these rooms and we ask that dancers sanitize all surfaces touched before leaving the area. While in these rooms, dancers must wear a mask.

• Eating & Snacks: We understand that many dancers are at the studio for long periods of time and must eat. Therefore, we ask that eating is restricted to the studio A observation area or the studio B Homework Lounge. Eating is not permitted in the main entrance foyer or anywhere else in the building. All trash must go in the garbage.

• Water Bottles: For this year, we are asking all dancers to bring their water bottles into the studio to avoid going in and out of the studio. No sharing of water bottles please!

• In between each class, teachers will disinfect all surfaces that were touched. Please note we will be finishing class 5 minutes early to allow for this procedure.

• Parents must ensure they are waiting in their vehicles 10 minutes before class ends in order to prevent congestion in the main entrance foyer.

THANK YOU!