Safe Return Plan
Please note: We will continue to monitor new announcements from the CDC, the NCDHHS, and the NC Governor’s office for updated Phases, guidance, and recommendations, and we are looking to relax these restrictions as quickly as possible while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all students, parents, instructors and office staff.
Our Safety Protocols
Entering & exiting…
Every family will be required to sign our COVID Liability Waiver before beginning classes.
Everyone will receive a temperature check and be encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building. Please keep six feet apart at all times.
Everyone ages 11 and up must wear a face covering into the building and in the common areas, unless one of the exceptions below applies. (Students may remove face coverings when actively participating in class activities)
Drop off/pick up: Students of all ages may be dropped off and picked up if you prefer to wait in your car or run an errand during class time.
In Waiting Areas…
Office staff will be cleaning shared touch areas in common areas (handrails, doorknobs, etc), as well as the bathrooms, once an hour.
Families may wait in designated areas, but we ask that each household remain 6-feet apart from each-other while waiting.
Students who have multiple classes with free time in between will be allowed to wait in the halls as well, but should maintain 6 feet apart while waiting as much as practically possible and wear their face covering.
We ask that there be no shared toys, food, books, etc. while waiting in the hall.
All students are encouraged to carry their own hand sanitizer, and to wash their hands before and after each class.
We will not have cups available for water, and we do not have a water fountain. Students should plan to bring their own water bottle. Personal water bottles may be refilled from the refrigerator water dispenser if needed. We will also have bottled water for sale in the office.
Concessions will be available for purchase in the office.
Instructors will be cleaning shared touch areas (ballet bars, art and dance tools, etc.) in between each class.
As much as practically possible, students will remain 6 feet apart.
Theatre and Dance families please note: There will be times that it will be necessary for students to come in contact with one another during stage exercises (theatre) and choreography (dance). There will also be times where it is necessary for the instructor to be in contact with the student to correct body position onstage or in dance technique. However, these times will be greatly limited. Instructors will wear masks in these times and use hand sanitizer afterward.
If a Student or Staff Tests Positive…
In the event of a positive COVID test report among someone who has been in the studio, AFAA staff will notify all who were in contact with that individual(s) and affected classes may be temporarily suspended.
Here is a testimonial from one of our parents whose child attended our summer camp this year.