Newsletter: Coronavirus Update

03.12.2020

Thank you for being a part of IBT Academy family!

Your health and wellness is extremely important to us. 

As you know, novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to many countries, including the United States.

 

In these uncertain times, one thing that remains unwavering, is our commitment to bring you and your loved ones the best and the safest experience of studying ballet.

We are following all guildelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other local and national health organizations and authorities. 

Rest assured that here at IBT Academy we are taking all the necessary measures for your children and all of our IBT Faculty to stay safe:

1. Keeping IBT Academy facilities clean has always been and remains a top priority for us!

Throughout the day, every day, we strive to maintain clean and safe environment by cleaning the facilities, including all “high touch” surfaces like doors, doorknobs, light switches, faucet handles, and barres.

IBT Academy has hired a commercial cleaner to completely sanitize and disinfect our facilities twice a week.

Additionally, 

 

  • We have instructed all of our teachers to heighten our regular cleaning efforts;
  • Throught the day, we enforce students and Faculty to wash hands regularly. In fact, all students are immediately escorted to wash hands upon their arrival to the studio!
  • We’ve added additional sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer throughout the studio;
  • We have already placed additional orders for additional tissues, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizer, so that we are not left without in the future. 

 

2. Along with proactive planning, we are continually monitoring this situation and remain in close contact with local, state, and national health officials. 

3. IBT has cancelled the upcoming Multicultural Dance Festival. It will be rescheduled for Fall 2020.

4. As for IBT Academy daily activities, we will make adjustments as warranted, to maintain the health and wellness of our community.

5. In the event our area goes on officially sanctioned lockdown, IBT Academy will continue instruction via online lessons

6. We would also like to remind you what to do to minimize the spread of all diseases, including the flu and other respiratory illnesses: 

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds!
  • Learn how to wash your hands very thoroughly, the way medical professionals do in surgery departments. Pay particular attention to washing / scrubbing the cushions of your fingers against your palms, wash / scrub in between your fingers and wash each thumb separately. 
  • Cover your cough & sneezes with a tissue, then throw away the tissue and wash your hands right away when possible!
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are aren’t feeling well or are showing signs of illness.
  • Keep your children home if they aren’t feeling well or are showing signs of illness.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you have been abroad or in a community with ongoing spread you should self-quarantin for 14 days!
  • Air your home often and increase air-conditioning. 

  • Take off your shoes and your clothes when you get home and change into clean clothes. 

  • However, please do not panic and do not spread the panic! We must stay vigilant and cognizant of Coronavirus but remain calm. 

7. Keep an eye on CDC guidelines and updates via this page.

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