COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY (August 2020)

As a resident company of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation (KAF), Karlovsky & Company Dance will take the following steps to ensure our safe return to using the spaces provided through KAF as outlined on the organization’s website, kranzbergartsfoundation.org, and best practices provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Re-entering the Grand Hall in the Grandel Theatre pertains to Karlovsky & Company Dance’s company class and rehearsals. Recognizing the fact that we are still in this Covid-19 crisis, we will adhere to the safety measures for our company members who enter the building for class and rehearsal, and for the general well-being for our community.

Operations Procedures

Along with the policies stated through KAF, Karlovsky & Company Dance will follow the below listed practices:

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:

Everyone will respond to the screening questionnaire indicating that they are symptom free prior to class and/or rehearsal. Go to:  https://www.kranzbergartsfoundation.org/covid-19/health-screening-questionnaire/

UPON ARRIVAL:

  • Doors will be held open for everyone entering/exiting the building to limit the amount of contact with the door surface. Gloves will be worn by the person holding the door.
  • We will require mandatory temperature checks a couple hours in advance prior to class or rehearsal or upon entering the building with a contactless thermometer.
  • Wearing masks will be mandatory upon entering the building and for walking through the building for use of the restrooms. Company members will be required to wear masks during class and rehearsal.

INSIDE THE GRANDEL:

  • Once inside the Grand Hall, a designated area for each individual will be established to store shoes and belongings.
  • We will provide alcohol-based spray and/or wipes available to wipe down personal belongings, and to wipe down the area around our placed belongings.
  • Dancers will remain 6-feet apart for class and rehearsal. A maximum of 10 people will be in attendance. Dancers will adapt the choreography if necessary during rehearsals to prevent contact.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available. Everyone will be required to sanitize or wash their hands frequently.

Public Performances

Karlovsky & Company Dance will take the following steps to provide safe practices for all performers and audiences while presenting outdoor, public dance productions. Karlovsky & Company Dance will present dance performances in safe, outdoor spaces in lieu of indoor theatre productions for September and October 2020.  We recommend to all performers and attendees to our productions, to practice social distancing staying at least 6-feet away from other people, and to wear a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

To ensure that we may create safely, present safely, and allow our audiences to attend safely, we pledge to:

  • Use facial coverings,
  • Practice social distancing,
  • Conduct health checks among participants,
  • Follow contact tracing guidelines,
  • Use enhanced sanitation, and
  • Maintain updates in training for COVID-19 safe practices. 

Audiences attending outdoor performances are encouraged to provide their own chairs or use the park facilities’ benches and chairs located on-site.

Karlovsky & Company Dance has complied with the Covid-19 Mitigation Training provided by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and the Missouri ArtSafe training by the Missouri Arts Council.  

General Information from the CDC:

What is COVID-19:

It is important to continue educating the public and the staff about COVID-19 as part of preventive strategies to understand the limitations each individual faces and to take precautionary measures seriously. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It has spread from China to many other countries around the world, including the United States. Depending on the severity of COVID-19’s international impacts and outbreak conditions—including those rising to the level of a pandemic—can affect all aspects of daily life including travel, trade, tourism, food supplies, and financial markets.

Symptoms:

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and loss of taste or smell.

Transmission:

1. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

● Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

● Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.

● These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

● Some recent studies have suggested that people who are not showing symptoms may spread COVID-19.

2. Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. The virus that causes COVID19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious.

3. How long the new coronavirus can live on surfaces.

a. Paper and tissue paper – 3 hours

b. Copper- 4 hours

c. Cardboard- 24 hours

d. Wood-2 days

e. Cloth- 2 days

f. Stainless steel-2-3 days

g. Glass- 4 days

h. Paper money- 4 days

i. Outside of Surgical mask- 7 days

j. Stones- 12 days

Protection:

As recommended by the CDC, everyone should:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social or physical distancing – stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • Monitor Your Health Daily – Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.