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INTERNATIONAL BALLET

Covid-19 Info & Updates

Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our dancers, faculty, staff, and volunteers, and to
advance the safety of our broader community.

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Safety Protocals

The International Ballet COVID-19 policies and procedures for participation in classes are outlined below. We appreciate your help in keeping our community safe and our doors open.

 

  • COVID-19 positive test results and/or identification as a close contact outside of IB should be reported immediately to covid-19@internationalballetsc.org.

  • Mandatory mask usage (regardless of vaccination status) is currently required for all ages 6+ within all IB facilites.

  • For ages 5 and under masks are optional within all IB facilities.

  • The mask policy will be evaluated on a month-by-month basis. 

  • COVID-19 vaccines are not required for students or staff.

  • Submission of vaccination records before the start of the school year will be voluntary and kept on file in the office. If records are submitted early, this will minimize the required paperwork if you are exposed to COVID-19. If you have had COVID-19 and recovered within the last 90 days, submission of those records before the start of the school year will be voluntary and kept on file in the office. If records are submitted early, this will minimize the required paperwork if you are exposed to COVID-19.

  • Any required documentation (vaccination records, COVID positive tests within 90 days negative tests) should be emailed to covid-19@internationalballetsc.org.

  • Three feet of distance will be maintained between students where possible.

  • High-touch surfaces (like barres) will be disinfected after each class. Common areas will be disinfected frequently.

  • Those determined to have had “close contact” at IB will be notified directly via email from covid-19@internationalballetsc.org.

  • DHEC guidelines regarding recommended quarantine / isolation (to protect against spread) are followed.

  • Quarantine periods are 5-10 days. Quarantines will apply to students who have been within 3 feet of a COVID-19 positive person (“close contact”) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period and the requirement applies regardless of whether the person is wearing a mask.

  • Scenarios Affecting Length of Quarantine - If Social Distancing and Masked/Unmasked

    • a student tests positive for COVID-19 and was not wearing a mask while inside IB facilities, everyone (masked / unmasked) closer than 6 feet must quarantine, unless fully vaccinated.

    • a student tests positive for COVID-19 and was wearing a mask while inside IB facilities, students who were wearing a mask and were at least 3 feet away from the COVID positive student do not require quarantine.

  • Positive COVID-19 & Close Contact Quarantine Protocols - If Unvaccinated

    • If unvaccinated and identified as a close contact, a person will not be permitted to return to IB until a negative test is on file. Test should be obtained 5-7 days after exposure. If choosing not to test, a person will be required to complete a longer quarantine period of 14 days.

    • If unvaccinated and tests positive, a person will be able to return to IB after 10 days if symptoms do not persist.

  • Positive COVID-19 & Close Contact Quarantine Protocols - If Fully Vaccinated or Recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days

    • If fully vaccinated and identified as close contact, a person will not be required to test or quarantine unless symptoms are present. This will also apply to those who have had COVID-19 and recovered in the last 90 days. Documentation will be required.

    • If fully vaccinated and tests positive, a person will be able to return to IB after 10 days if symptoms do not persist.

  • Refunds are not able to be provided for days/classes missed as a result of the pandemic. Video classes will be provided to students who are not able to attend in person classes.

  • Due to the nature of the virus and evolving information, protocols and plans are subject to change throughout the year.