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Hygiene & Virus Policy

As of March 5, 2020; subject to change at any time.

As dancers, we are privileged to enjoy being in close contact with other humans on a regular basis. As dance-event hosts, we place our participants’ health and safety as the highest priority.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have added the following Hygiene & Virus Policy to our Code of Conduct. But honestly, these are good guidelines for dancers to follow at all times:

  1. If you are sneezing, coughing, feverish, or experiencing other signs of illness, do not come dancing.
  2. If you have recently been exposed to or risked exposure to a known virus, do not come dancing for the government-determined quarantine period.
    Updated 12 March 2020: please do not attend dance events for two weeks after returning from any travel outside of Canada, including to the United States.
  3. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap before dancing and after using a bathroom or eating.
  4. Use hand sanitizer throughout the evening. (We provide this at all of our events).
  5. Avoid touching your “face holes” (eyes, mouth, nose, ears) while dancing; wash your hands or use hand sanitizer if you do touch a hole.

Please read our Code of Conduct for additional advice and expectations.

Additional Resources

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19

The Naked Truth: Real Talk About West Coast Swing podcast episode “Special Report: Coronavirus”