COVID-19 Studio Policies and Upgrades

(Updated September 29, 2021)

As our local community continues to improve in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and reaching herd immunity through vaccination, we will continue to update this page with scientific and government sources. 

The information here is based on current CDC, American Circus Educators Association, and NC Department of Health and Human Services recommendations and on recommendations and legal orders from the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.   The decisions we are making as a business are informed by the above metrics and guidelines, as well as feedback from our staff, students, and community at large.  Please know that we are constantly monitoring the variants and updated scientific data to make the best decisions for the safety of all.

As of September 29, 2021, we are implementing the following policies:

Can vaccinated people be unmasked in your studio?  No, at this time we are following CDC recommendations and the local mask mandate for everyone to be masked.

What is your mask policy?  At this time we are following CDC recommendations and the local mask mandate for everyone to be masked.

Can we ask our students and their families if they are vaccinated and show proof?  Yes, we are legally allowed to ask and ask for proof.  We can legally keep a log but no photos of your vaccination card.  There is still gray area but we feel safe with this based on discussing this topic with lawyers in North Carolina.  This is voluntary.  We will not mandate that you show us proof.  But if you are fully vaccinated and want the opportunity to train without a mask, you have to show proof.

Sharing of Apparatus: We will allow up to 2 participants of any age to share an apparatus during a class.  Students who have their own equipment will not be asked to share their personal apparatus with someone else.  

Please do not come to the studio if you feel unwell.

Links and Information Regarding COVID-19

What is our local current status on percent positive rate and vaccination progress?  CLICK HERE

How well do the COVID-19 vaccines hold up to the variants? CLICK HERE

Can you get COVID-19 through surface or fomite transmission?   Very unlikely.  Read more

What does a regular cloth mask do?  It keeps your germs to yourself.  While it may not stop all particles from getting into the nose and mouth, it greatly reduces the likelihood of that happening.  More info

When will youth ages 6 - 11 be eligible for the vaccine?  Dr. Fauci says Thanksgiving (June 3, 2021).  Read more

How does the COVID-19 affect youth?  Children, including very young children, can develop COVID-19. Many of them have no symptoms. Those that do get sick tend to experience milder symptoms such as low-grade fever, fatigue, and cough. Some children have had severe complications, but this has been less common. Children with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk for severe illness. Read more

Definitions

Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects.  Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces.  

Sanitize lowers the number of germs. Sanitizing is meant to reduce, not kill, the occurrence and growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Disinfect kills germs on surfaces or objects.  According to the WHO (World Health Organization), if you think a surface may be infected with COVID-19, clean it with a disinfectant to kill the virus in order to protect yourself and others.

COVID-19 Refund/Cancellation Policy 

 

Due to these uncertain times that we live in due to COVID-19, we have adjusted our refund policy.  If you feel unsafe sending your student to class, below are your refund and cancellation options:

1 Month written notice (email is fine) to cancel tuition

No fee to cancel at this time