I asked Aaron over at Offset Med team to give the dancers a short outline of what dancers can do to be more cautious at practice since a lot of dancers are starting to inter mingle with other crewmates and practice partners. Please take a look at it all it can be imperative to subside the disease in the community. The most important part is to understand how it is spread and monitor your own health. Thanks for reading. And thank you to the Offset Med team for continually having the communities back!
COVID-19 SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This highly contagious virus is spread primarily through respiratory droplets from infected individuals. There is no vaccine or effective treatment for COVID-19, and it can result in serious health problems, including death.
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Know How It Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Infectious respiratory droplets are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks and can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.
Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms. Those who do develop symptoms are infectious 2 days BEFORE they even show signs of illness.
Cover Your Mouth And Nose With A Mask When Around Others
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.
Monitor Your Health Daily
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
- Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising when your temperature might be higher or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
- Contact your local testing center and schedule an appointment if:
- You are exposed to somebody with or suspected for having COVID-19.
- You begin to experience the symptoms stated above.
- You share close contact with other at-risk individuals.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
Safety Recommendations for
- Make it a priority for individuals to get tested for COVID-19 prior to group practices
- Keep outside travel to a minimum with exceptions to grocery shopping, medical appointments, mandatory work requirements, etc.
- Develop a plan for communication if community transmission occurs within the crew
- Host practices in open areas with ability to social distance. If working in an indoor space, keep capacity at a minimum to allow for social distancing to occur.
- Have practice floors and/or linoleum cleaned between exchanges between each use to reduce risk of cross contamination.
- Wear facial covering at all times, especially when not in competition
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a facial tissue or your elbow
- Avoid touching your face
- Wash your hands for more than 20 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer frequently
- Physically distance yourself from others
- Do not share food, water bottles, towels, or other personal hygiene products. Keep belongings to a bare minimum.
Let’s help keep each other and our community safe as we raise the standards of events to match the level of integrity of other sports.