The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and families is our top priority. To help address the challenges posed by COVID, we are continuing to follow many of our established protocols based on guidance from the CDC, State of NJ Executive Orders and the NJ Department of Health. By working together, we can continue to help keep everyone safe and provide an environment where the children can enjoy dancing. Please review our policies and procedures carefully to ensure that you understand them. We will notify parents whenever significant updates are made to these policies.
To help protect our community, please pre-screen your children before bringing them to the studio. If the answer to any of the following questions is "yes" for your child, please do not bring them to the studio and notify the studio office. Use your best judgement regarding keeping them home and/or consulting a physician.
If we learn that a dancer, faculty or staff member has tested positive for the COVID19 virus, we will promptly notify (anonymously) all families with dancers who have been in close contact with such individual over the prior two weeks. Any such individuals will not be permitted back into the studio before fulfilling the then current quarantine period and, if/when appropriate, presenting documented negative tests.
If any children develop symptoms while in the studio, they will be taken to a waiting area; and their parents will be notified to pick them up. That individual should not return to the studio as long as symptoms persist. If symptoms are consistent with COVID, please consult a physician and be tested. If tested positive, please quarantine for the then current quarantine period (you can contact the studio directors for the required timeframe).
If a student attends a school or other organized activity that has taken action, such as a suspension of classes/activities and/or imposing quarantine requirements, such student should respect/follow the same protocol(s) with respect to DANJ classes/activities. For example, if your school suspends classes/closes as a result of positive case(s) or exposures, you should notify the studio and not attend classes for the same period.
We ask that parents contact the DANJ studio directors promptly in the event of any situations that might introduce additional risk into our community, including the following: (1) any positive COVID cases in the student's household; (2) any exposure, by anyone in the student's household, to someone having tested positive for COVID or awaiting COVID test results due to COVID symptoms; or (3) a situation in the student's school or other organized activity that has resulted in the organization suspending in-house classes/activities.