Covid Protocols

Below are the COVID-19 protocols I am currently following in the studio.  These are taken from the current DESE recommendations.  If anything below applies to a student the parents MUST speak to me on the phone before returning to the studio.  617-922-1806.  Thanks!

Students who test positive for COVID-19:

Should not return to the studio for 10 days after symptom onset or 10 days after a positive test if asymptomatic.

Students who exhibit possible symptoms of COVID-19:

COVID-19 symptoms list (only symptoms in bold apply to vaccinated students) :

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when incombination with other symptoms

**Students should not return to the studio until they have received a negative PCR test.**

Close Contacts With COVID-19 Positive Individuals:

A student is considered a close contact if they have been within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual while indoors for at least 15 minutes during a 24 hour period.  Note that at risk exposure time begins 48 hours prior to symptom onset or time of positive test if asymptomatic.

Students can return to the studio after 7 days as long as they remain asymptomatic and receive a negative PCR test on day 5 or later.

Fully vaccinated students or students that have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days AND who are asymptomatic  can return to the studio immediately.

Bus/Car close contacts who are fully masked with windows open can return to the studio immediately.