ILLNESS
A child who exhibits any of the following symptoms should not attend class at TPB until 24 hours after the end of symptoms. Children placed on antibiotics cannot attend class until 24 hours after the initial dosage. Symptoms of Illness requiring students to stay home include, but are not limited to:
· Fever over 100.4° F (without the use of fever-reducing medication)
· Diarrhea: more than one abnormally loose, runny or bloody stool
· Vomiting/nausea
· Severe persistent cough
· Yellow tint of skin or eyes
· Skin/Eye lesions or rashes that are severe, weeping or pus filled
· Stiff neck & headache with one or more of the above symptoms
· Complaints of severe pain
· Wheezing or difficulty breathing
· Head Lice
· Symptoms of communicable disease (chickenpox, strep throat, measles,
fifths, scabies, etc.)

If a child at TPB exhibits any of these symptoms, they will be asked to discontinue class. A parent/guardian will be called to pick them up promptly.

If a child is not wearing a mask, a mask will be given to them while they wait
for a parent/guardian to arrive.

COVID-19 POLICY
We will exclude dancers from attending class at TPB for COVID 19 symptoms or cases as follows:
● Any dancer, regardless of vaccination status, if they exhibit
COVID-19 symptoms including new loss of taste or smell, fever, chills, new
cough, or shortness of breath.

o   New cough means out of the ordinary for this person- e.g. not
usual asthma,
allergies or common cold
o   Fever means 100.4 degrees or more, without the use of a fever
reducing
medication

● The individual must stay away from TPB for 5 days after onset of symptoms or positive test result, and 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medication and symptom improving.
● If the dancer has at least two primary COVID-19 symptoms (fever, chills, shortness of breath, new cough, or new loss of taste or smell) and has not been tested, they should stay home for 5 days and until they are fever-free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving.
● If the dancer has only one primary symptom of COVID-19 (fever, chills, shortness of breath, new cough, or new loss of taste or smell), and has a negative COVID-19 test or has not been tested, they may return to the program once fever-free for 24 hours and symptom is improving. In the event a dancer has been exposed to someone with a current presumptive or positive COVID-19 case:
● If a dancer has been exposed to COVID-19, it is recommended that they wear a well-fitting mask when around others for 10 days after their exposure and watch for COVID-19 symptoms. Testing is recommended if symptoms develop, and testing may be considered 5 days after exposure regardless of symptoms. (INTERNAL: if positive, refer to step 1 in previous paragraph. If negative, dancer does not need to continue wearing a mask)

● Exclusion is not required for non-primary COVID symptoms such as sore throat, fatigue, headache, congestion, runny nose, muscle or body ache. If symptoms persist for more than one day, consider consultation with a medical provider or get testing for COVID-19.

If a child at TPB exhibits any of these symptoms, they will be asked to discontinue class. A parent/guardian will be called to pick them up promptly. If a child is not wearing a mask, a mask will be given to them while they wait for a parent/guardian to arrive.

INJURIES

Dance is a strenuous athletic activity. Due to building muscle tissue and stretching tendons, Dancers will experience minor aches and pains from time to time. Most minor aches and pains are normal and will go away in time.

 

Should a pain be particularly sharp, cause swelling or bruising, or become chronic, please notify your instructor and the front desk immediately.

 

All Dancer accidents and injuries in and out of class must be reported to the front desk staff and the Dancer’s teacher immediately. TPB staff will document the Dancer’s condition and any medical guidelines for activity. A doctor’s note is required to return to class after severe injuries.

 

Dancers sustaining an injury, either in or outside of class, should do the following:

  • Notify the front desk immediately so that proper documentation can be made.
  • Ask your doctor for a report on your injury including a timeline for returning to classes and send it to TPB.
  • Injured Dancers requiring limited participation in class or a significant leave of absence from TPB must meet with the Artistic Director to set up a recovery plan before returning to classes per your doctor’s instructions

 

Dancers who are injured and are therefore unable to participate in all of class must sit, watch the rest of class and take notes on the Class Observation Sheet. Ice is located in the kitchen; please ask the front desk for assistance. Dancers who stop participation may not resume class or rehearsal until the next day.

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