We will be following the Restore IL, IDPH, LCHD, and CDC’s recommended guidelines to keep our team and dancers safe. Since the Restore IL Phase 3 guidance was published online on Sunday, May 24, I have been communicating our re-opening plan with the DCEO, IDPH, and LCHD because our programing crosses between 3 different types of businesses allowed to re-open, and it was important to me that we had their approval.
Here is what students and parents can expect as we re-open during Phase 3:
- We encourage our students and their families to wear masks or facial coverings, wash/sanitize your hands before coming to the academy, and — most importantly — stay at home if you are feeling sick.
- All staff and students will have their temperature taken before entering the building with an infrared touchless thermometer.
- All staff and students will be required to wash their hands upon entering the building.
- All staff and students are required to have a face mask when not exercising/dancing. LCHD advised us that wearing a mask while dancing/exercising would potentially lead to students/staff passing out and said that as long as 6ft of distance is maintained, dancing without a mask would be preferable. Dancers may choose to wear a mask while dancing if they prefer.
- Staff will sanitize and disinfect shared surfaces frequently.
- To ensure our staff and students maintain physical distance, the classroom floors and barres have been measured and taped.
- Students must arrive dressed in class attire and will proceed to the classroom with a small bag (containing dance shoes and a personal bottle of hand sanitizer), a water bottle, and their street shoes.
- We will be limiting the number of students in at a time, and will be restricting the use of shared common areas [cubbies/dressing area, lobby area, water fountain].
- All programs will be drop-off only.
- Registration must be done online. Check out our Summer programs and Camps. If you are interested in registering, please don't wait as space is extremely limited to 5-9 students depending on the program.
We are carefully monitoring the situation. The most important thing is to make sure we conduct business in a safe environment.
If you have specific questions, please reach out to us.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Loren LoMastro Specht
LoMastro Performing Arts Academy
Additional information about LoMastro Performing Arts Academy is available at: http://www.lomastro.com