Updated: Apr 30
Students and staff of Go Dance,
With the reopening of Tennessee on the horizon, our primary concern remains the health and safety of our students and staff. This commitment also includes doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Given new guidelines release by the City of Knoxville and Knox County, Go Dance will remain closed through May 31, 2020.
We believe it is important to share our reopening strategy with you. As outlined in the new guidelines, Knoxville and Knox County will reopen in phases. Each phase will last a minimum of twenty-eight days perhaps maybe more. Upon review, Phase 2 allows for gatherings of fifty people for the first time and eases restrictions on non-essential travel.
Therefore, we identified Phase 2 or June 1 as our target for reopening.
While we will reopen in June 1, we will follow prior Phase 1 guidelines for operations, which are stricter than Phase 2. We are taking this approach out of an abundance of caution, especially for our high-risk students. .
Based on Phase 1 guidelines, below please find our requirements for students and staff when visiting the studio.
Student and Staff Requirements
- Students and staff must be temperature screened upon arrival.
- Students and staff will be required to wear cloth face coverings while in the studio and on a lesson or in a group class.
- Students and staff much wash hands and use hand sanitizer before and after each lesson. Students and staff will continue to conduct private lessons by appointment only. Students are Encouraged to: 1) Let us know when they arrive at the studio by calling the front desk or texting their teacher. 2) Remain in your car until their teacher indicates he or she is ready for the lesson, either by phone or text.
- Staff who a have a cohabitant, family remember or are not feeling well or are sick themselves will be sent home immediately.
Cleaning and Disinfecting the Studio
The studio will continue to practice enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, including but not limited to:
- High traffic areas such as entryways and restrooms.
- High touch surfaces including all doors, handrails, handles, staff equipment, ballroom tables and chairs, pens, binders and lesson guides.
These are temporary measures designed to keep everyone safe and healthy. We realize that your experience at the studio will look different, but it is our sincere hope that it still feels the same. We look forward to returning to normal operations and remain confident in the power of our students, staff and our community to come out of this crisis stronger. We miss everyone and look forward to seeing each of you again.
Sam Gordon & Brandon Belcher