At Kid Dance Caravan (KDC), the health and well-being of your children is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our customers. With the increased risk of COVID-19 in our area, we would like to inform everyone of the steps and policies KDC will be adopting in the next few weeks to assure maximum cleanliness and slow the spread of this virus.
- As long as the school/daycare is open KDC will be holding classes.
- We will do our best to make-up all postponed classes, where possible.
- We will hold our dance recital, if feasible, since most don’t occur until late April into May. We may have to restrict which costumes, if any, for each of the dancers. This will have to be determined closer to the recital date. If you prefer no costume, we will accommodate your request.
- We will take all hygienic precautions: e.g. no stamps, no props will be used during class.
BEFORE COMING TO THE SCHOOL/DAYCARE: - If you or your children are exhibiting signs of illness, please do not attend your lesson. This is not limited to signs of COVID-19, but any symptom of illness. The same will hold true for our KDC instructors - If you or anyone in your household has travelled internationally in the last 14 days, please refrain from bringing them to class. Please see the CDC's list of travel precautions here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html
WHILE AT THE SCHOOL/DAYCARE: - Please refrain from using any contact methods of greeting (handshaking, high-fives, etc.). Of course, we will work with your children on minimizing unnecessary contact. - Wash your hands upon arrival at the school/daycare and any time you touch your face (blowing your nose, touching your eyes, nose or mouth). - Instructors will wash their hands at the beginning and end of each class, before the next group enters and during the class as the need arises.
-Teach children everyday actions to reduce the spread of germs.
Remind children to stay away from people who are coughing or sneezing or sick.
Remind them to cough or sneeze into a tissue or their elbow, then throw the tissue into the trash.
Discuss any new actions that may be taken at school to help protect children and school staff. (e.g., increased hand washing, cancellation of events or activities)
Get children into a hand washing habit.
Teach them to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
If soap and water are not available, teach them to use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer should contain at least 60% alcohol. Supervise young children when they use hand sanitizer to prevent swallowing alcohol, especially in schools and childcare facilities.
These policies are based on recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization. For more information please see the CDC’s “Steps to Prevent Illness”.
We thank all of you for your cooperation in helping to keep our community safe and healthy as we all navigate this complex situation.
Regards, Kid Dance Caravan