Covid-19 policies and procedures for rehearsals

There are a number of actions Whim W’Him is taking to help lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure and reduce the spread during rehearsals. The more people a person interacts with, the closer the physical interaction, the more sharing of equipment there is by multiple individuals, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. Therefore, risk of COVID-19 spread can be different, depending on the type of activity. The way dancers and staff rehearse, and the way equipment is shared can influence the spread of COVID-19. The goal of this document is to minimize risk wherever possible and create procedures for monitoring and responding to potential cases of COVID-19.

Assessing the risk of spread, please consider:

  • Physical closeness of dancers, and the length of time that dancers are close to each other or to staff.
  • Amount of necessary touching of shared equipment and gear (e.g. mats or water bottles).
  • Ability to engage in social distancing while not actively engaged in dancing (e.g. during breaks, while others are rehearsing).
  • Dancers and staff at higher risk of developing serious disease.
  • Size of the group rehearsing together.
  • Nonessential visitors, spectators, and/or volunteers will not be allowed unless tested.
  • Traveling outside of our local community.

Whim W’Him is implementing several strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Contact tracing, recognizing signs and symptoms

  • Fill the 20/21 COVID 19 – Contact Tracing – Whim W’Him Dancers Log daily
  • Fill the COVID 19 – Whim W’Him Dancers daily self-attestation when rehearsing in person

Staying home when appropriate

  • If you, your partner, or roommate have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) please notify Keri, Olivier and/or Karl, and STAY HOME.
  • Also please notify your secondary employment managers.

Identifying and maintaining Whim W’Him isolation cell

  • Avoid contact with other people or groups as much as possible.
  • Consistent with applicable law and privacy policies, please self-report to Keri, Olivier and/or Karl if you have symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or