OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE >>
THE RAE STUDIOS
California has aligned with CDC guidelines to to fully re-open. We have been eagerly anticipating for this day for over a year. As of 7/26/21, all in-studio and outdoor classes will continue to operate at 100% capacity without any physical distancing. Those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask during class, but with the rise of the Delta variant, CDC are recommending everyone, including the vaccinated, to continue wearing a mask indoors. All customers must show a copy of their vaccination card for clearance of mask removal. Individuals that are not fully vaccinated yet are required to continue to wearing face covering at all times. For us, the health and safety of our staff, students, and community is our top priority. The goal and mission at Rae Studios has, and will always be for the well-being of our community.
We understand that even though the restrictions has been lifted, the pandemic and the danger of the COVID-19 virus is still very much real. We are taking every precaution to make sure all guidelines with our own additional measures are set in place in order to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to social gathering and business directives, while doing our part to stop the spread of the virus. As things continue to change, we will continue to adjust our safety measures and guidelines to ensure the well-being of our staff and community. We are closely monitoring and following official CDC and San Francisco Public Health recommendations and mandates.
We know there are many questions and we hope to answer everyone's needs, as swiftly as possible. We are excited to welcome you all back and dance with you all again!
OUR COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
Online booking Pre-pay & reserve your spot in advance for easy check-in.
Plexiglass barrier at the front desk to ensure contactless check-in
Face mask required by unvaccinated individuals for the entire duration on-site
Increase ventilation windows open airflow + medical grade HEPA filtration air purifiers
Increased cleaning and disinfecting before, after, and in-between classes
No loitering. No ins-and-outs. Arrive on time. No one will be permitted late.
No eating or drinking in studio. Bring your own water bottle
Hand sanitizer & disinfecting station placed at entrance and throughout the studio
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR STUDIO REOPENING (Updated 7/26/21)
What safety measures are you taking to protect your staff?
We are actively engaged in the safety needs of our staff, customers, and communities. Below are some of the steps we are doing to ensure everyone's safety.
Encourage our staff to get vaccinated.
Masks for our staff – All unvaccinated staff are required to wear a mask. Any fully vaccinated staff that feels uncomfortable going maskless will be allowed to continue wearing masks. We provide masks for our staff.
Plexiglass as a barrier between staff and customers at check-in to ensure contactless check-in.
Conduct frequent handwashing/ sanitizing – We are committed to promoting sanitization practices because the health and safety of our teams and customers are our top priorities. Disinfectant wipes, gloves, and hand sanitizer are stationed throughout each room.
Verfiy and document staff that are vaccinated.
Ensure Personnel stay home if they are feeling sick or have been in close-contact with anyone testing positive for COVID-19.
Limit number of people onsite to ensure physical distancing, includes staff and instructors.
What are you doing to help keep students safe at the studio?
We are actively engaged in the safety needs of our staff, students and communities. Here’s how we’re taking care of our customers:
Online Booking - Pre-pay and reserve In-Studio class reservation online in advance for easy, contactless check-in.
Masks Requirement - We are requiring all unvaccinated staff and customers to wear a face covering for duration of visit, as required by health officials. Fully vaccinated individual are not required to wear a mask, though it is recommended for indoors due to the rise of the Delta variant.
Plexiglass as a barrier between staff and customers to ensure contactless check-in.
Visitors will remain outside the studio until permitted in, while maintaining physical distancing of minimum of 6 feet.
No ins-and-outs. Doors will be closed when classes are in session and will remain closed during cleaning/sanitation period in-between classes.
Provide clear ventilation with open windows, fans, and Alen 75i HEPA Air Purifiers.
Increase cleaning and sanitation. Student to help wipe down their area with disinfecting wipes provided at the sanitization stations throughout each room, in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Do I have to wear a mask during class?
What are hybrid classes?
Hybrid classes are a combination of virtual livestreaming + in-studio classes created for accessibility + flexibility. This allows us to maintain social distancing in the studio while providing opportunities for students that can't make it to in-studio classes to continue taking livestream classes from the safety of their homes. Due to limited capacity, once in-studio class is filled, we won't be able to open up more spots. All in-studio classes must be registered in advanced. To limit touch points, no drop-ins will be accepted. All students must follow city and studio guidelines at all times. Proper masks must be worn, while physical distancing at all times.
It is my first time at Rae Studios. How early should I arrive?
Welcome to Rae Studios! Please arrive 5-10 minutes before class. Give yourself time enough time to check-in, stow away your belongings, go to the bathroom, and find your spot where you can see the instructor clearly. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, any visitors that arrive more than 15 minutes before class will be asked to wait outside or by the stairs. To ensure the health and safety of our staff and community, doors will be closed when classes are in session and will remain closed during cleaning/sanitation period in-between classes. To limit touch points, NO DROP-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please note that; to be respectful to other students, the instructor, and to prevent injuries, anyone who arrives more than 10 minutes past the beginning of class WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO CLASS.
Do I need to sign the liability waiver? What does it entail?
All students must sign the liability waiver before taking class. Those that refuse to sign the waiver will not be allowed to in the studio. By signing the waiver, you release Rae Studios from all responsibility for any injuries or health related incidents, as well as any lost or stolen personal belongings.
Is your changing room open? Do you have lockers?
While we do not have lockers or locker rooms, we do have a changing room with cubbies, shelves, and hooks for you to store your belongings. Per CDC guidelines and San Francisco Health Department, changing rooms are now allowed to open. We do ask that visitors please arrive ready and minimal belongings to help prevent touch points and the spread of the coronavirus.
How old do you have to be to take a class?
CDC's COVID-19 in-studio age restriction has been lifted. We welcome everyone 16 and older. Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
I received my vaccination shots, do I still need to wear a mask?
What is the capacity of in-studio classes?
Do I need to bring my vaccination card?
What happens if I test positive or came in close-contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
Per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
People who are fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks after receiving the 2nd shot of Pfizer / Moderna, or single shot of J&J) do not need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19, unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
Individuals who are NOT FULLY vaccinated MUST self-quarantine for 10 days and test negative before returning to the studio.
If you are feeling sick or have any symptoms related to COVID-19, please stay home and quarantine for 10 days. You can return:
- 10 days after first onset of symptoms, AND
- You have improvement of symptoms, AND
- You have had no fever for over 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicine
Please contact your health care provider to inquire about testing. If you do not have a health care provider or need to be connected to a testing site please visit https://datasf.org/covid19-testing-locations.
If at any point you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headaches, confusion, or loss of sense of taste/smell), contact your doctor immediately.
STAFF COMMITMENT & SANITARY MEASURES
Frequently disinfect high touch areas, and do so continuously for surfaces patrons touch (countertops, payment systems, water station, instructor station, and studio equipment/props) throughout the day.
Provide hand sanitizer, sink with soap and water, and/or disinfecting wipes to patrons and personnel near the entrance of the facility, at the checkout counters, and throughout each room
Staff will have dedicated time between classes to disinfect the studio
Staff to disinfect the dance floor between classes
Windows to remain open for fresh air circulation (as long as air quality permits)
Ceiling and floor fans on to create air flow