Health + Safety

Below you will find updated policies and protocols for safety at Seattle Dance Fitness. Policies are updated regularly in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and recommendations, including Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State Department of Health, The Office of Governor Jay Inslee, and the CDC Center for Disease Control & Prevention.

Please read through this page to learn the steps we are taking to keep our studio and students safe!

Last updated 9/16/2021 ::  Subject to change.

BEGINNING OCT. 25TH, all in-studio dancers must provide vaccination verification or proof of negative covid-test*

In accordance with the King County Vaccination Verification Program announced 9/16/2021, in conjunction with the current mask-mandate, people ages 12 and older (for now, the requirements do not apply to children under 12 years old) will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test result in the last 72 hours to enter certain indoor and outdoor events and establishments in King County, including gyms. Details of current guidance are listed below:

What can be used as proof of vaccination?

  • CDC vaccination card or photo of vaccine card.

  • Documented proof of vaccination from medical record or vaccine provider.

  • Printed certificate or QR code (available at the end of September) from MyIRMobile.com.

MyIR Mobile is an internet-based service that gives people access to their official Washington state vaccination records. Please register at MyIRMobile.com to access these records. Look up your vaccination record, then print or take a screenshot.

Options for people who are unable to prove vaccine status or unvaccinated

People who are unvaccinated or cannot prove vaccination status will be required to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test in the last 72 hoursFor COVID-19 testing locations and resources, visit kingcounty.gov/covid/sites.

​NOTE: Documentation of medical or religious exemptions not accepted.

This requirement will help to protect customers and workers, protect our health care system, and prevent business closures as the Delta variant continues to spread in King County. 

 

The entire order is not expected to be permanent. No later than six months from October 25, 2021, this policy will be reviewed for possible extension based on future outbreak conditions. 

 

Note: this policy does not replace the current mask mandate; the mask mandate will still be in effect. Verification requirement is an additional layer of protection on top of masks, distancing, and ventilation.

You can read this Public Health Insider blog post for more information, and view the Local Health Order.

IN-STUDIO POLICIES:

Requiring our Instructors to be Vaccinated: Please note that in order to teach in-studio, we are requiring all Seattle Dance Fitness instructors to be fully vaccinated.  

Masking Policy: In response to the updated mask mandate, starting Monday, August 23rd, masks are required at all times in-studio regardless of vaccination status.


Proof of Vaccination or negative covid PCR test required to enter the studio (a.o. 10/25/2021): In response to the King County Vaccination Verification Program announced on September 16, 2021, Seattle Dance Fitness will require proof of vaccination for anyone aged 12 or older to dance in our studios.  If you cannot provide vaccination status, you will be required to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test in the last 72 hours.

 

See above for complete policy details.

Physical Distancing: Social distancing is no longer required; however, some members of our community may still require space. Please help us in respecting the personal choices of participants who still need to or choose to physically distance.

Additional Efforts / Policies:

  • Air Purification System

  • Wash/sanitize your hands upon entering and before leaving the studio. 

  • Leave any unnecessary personal items at home.

  • Bring your own sweat towel and water bottle. 

  • If you use studio equipment, please disinfect it before returning it. 

  • Please enter the studio close to your reserved time.

Perform a self-assessment of your health prior to coming to class.

The assessment should check for the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain (away from any usual post-workout sensations), sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

If you have a fever or have any of the above symptoms, cancel your reservation and stay home.

You cannot enter the facility or attend an outdoor class if: 

  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (have not recovered or are still within the required 14-day quarantine) 

  • Had symptoms of COVID-19 (within the last 24 hours) 

  • Had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 (within the last 14 days) 

We reserve the right to require proof of vaccination for our files. Learn about acceptable proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

MASK POLICY - OUTDOORS:

In accordance with the State of Washington Department of Health, Order of the Secretary of Health Amending Order 20-03.3 (June 29, 2021)  masks are not required outdoors.

 

People who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings where it’s hard to maintain physical distance.

A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19:

  • Two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or

  • Two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen).

COVID-19 is still present in our communities, therefore dancers cannot attend any class, indoor or outdoor, if: ​

  • They or a person in their household have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (have not recovered or are still within the required 14-day quarantine) 

  • They or a person in their household have had symptoms of COVID-19 (within the last 24 hours) 

  • They or a person in their household have had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 (within the last 14 days) 

 

Prior to a class, Dancers and caregivers of minors who attend classes are asked to provide health-assessments for the following COVID-19 symptoms

  • Fever or Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Dancers who have a fever, or who are displaying / have been exposed to / are living with someone who is displaying any of the above symptoms, must stay home.

BEFORE COMING TO AN INDOOR OR OUTDOOR CLASS:

RELEASE OF LIABILITY & COMMITMENT TO POLICIES:

By attending any classes at or performed by Seattle Dance Fitness, you agree to abide by all of our health & safety policies, including Mask Policies, Before Coming to Class Policies, In-Studio Policies and so on.

By choosing to attend any classes at or performed by Seattle Dance Fitness, or by signing up any minor to participate in a DANCE class, you understand that it is your responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding your or your child's participation in DANCE classes. By attending, you represent and warrant that you or your child are physically fit and have no medical condition that would prevent your or your child's full participation in DANCE classes.

In consideration of being permitted to participate in DANCE classes, you agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages (known or unknown), property damage or loss of any kind in which you or your child may incur as a result of participating in DANCE classes.