Health and Safety at TPB

UPDATED March 29, 2022

As outlined in our mission statement, TPB strives to provide dancers with a safe environment to learn and practice their art. Traditionally this includes things like: sprung flooring, easy access to hand sanitizer, clean bathrooms, ice packs for minor injuries and quick access to EMT services, etc. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to add the following safeguards to protect our students and staff.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS For in-person class participation

Vaccination

All students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes booster vaccinations based on the CDC recommended timelines for the three available vaccines.

Masks

Mask are now optional while dancing in the studios. We do request that you wear a mask in common areas of the building. 

Exposure to COVID-19

If you have been exposed to someone that tests positive for COVID-19 please notify registration immediately.

In the case of a prolonged exposure to COVID-19, such as that of a household family member, we require that you stay home for 5 to 7 days and receive a negative PCR COVID-19 test (if a PCR test is not available, you may substitute with a rapid antigen or at home test) prior to returning to in-person classes. Additionally, please contact registration@theportlandballet.org regarding availability for online classes during that time.

TPB requires that you are fever-free for 24 hours, AND submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to returning to in-person classes.

COVID-19 Infection

If you do contract COVID-19 please notify the studio immediately. Current CDC guidance says to isolate for at least five days until you are symptom-free including no fever for 24 hours.

We request that you test with an antigen test on day 5. If the test at day 5 is negative, you may return to class on or after day 6 if you have been symptom-free (including fever) for at least 24 hours. If your antigen test is still positive at day 5 we request that you continue to isolate and retest on day 10 and return to class on day 11 if asymptomatic and afebrile for at least 24 hours.

General Illness

Dancers are not permitted to attend in-person classes while experiencing symptoms of illness. If you are sick, please STAY HOME and email registration@theportlandballet.org to notify us of your absence. All classes are be available on Zoom for either observation or participation depending on your symptoms.

Thank you for your support as we continue to address the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic. Our goal is to keep all of our community safe, healthy, and dancing.

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