As of July 1, 2021, WA state is fully reopened, with no COVID-related restrictions. As such, we have relaxed many of our own policies but maintain the following protocols:

Vaccination

Starting Sept 6, 2021, proof of full COVID vaccination* will be required for anyone training at VA. Exceptions will be made only for those ineligible (i.e, under 12) and with written medical exemptions from an MD. No refund will be given to participants who fail to produce proof of full vaccination before their first activity at the studio.

Anyone found to have misrepresented their vaccination status, whether by presenting a forged card or other means, will be permanently barred from training at Versatile Arts.

Masks

Effective 8/15/21 and based on the surge in COVID cases in WA state, we are revising the mask policy for VA as follow:

Watch this space as our policy is likely to change based on current COVID statistics and/or local ordinances should they be reinstated.

Equipment Sharing/Spotting/Partner Work

Most of our policies related to social distancing have been relaxed for fully-vaccinated, masked participants. This means those participants may engage in partner work/doubles, may share equipment during class, and staff members may provide up-close, hands-on spotting.

Hand Hygiene

All participants must wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival. Hand sanitizer is available in all studios and should be used before handling any rigging.

Surface and Equipment Cleaning

Any mats used by a participant during their training should be sprayed and wiped after use. Mat cleaner and hand towels are available in all studios.

Tissus and slings are sprayed with Vital Oxide sanitizer once a week and laundered monthly. All other studio surfaces are cleaned at least weekly.

Ventilation

The exhaust fan in the Cathedral draws air up and out of the whole building and is run any time there are multiple people training. When the weather permits, the front doors are kept open to provide additional air flow.

Quarantine/Testing

Versatile Arts is following the CDC and DOH recommendations for quarantine after potential exposure, air travel, or participation in activities outside of what is currently allowed by local ordinance. If you may have been exposed or have traveled by air (or other long-distance public transportation), please follow these protocols:

Domestic travel

International travel

Possible exposure to COVID

If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID, and you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine as long as you do not show symptoms. However, we request that you wear a mask at the studio for 7-10 days after contact, just to be on the safe side.

If you are unvaccinated, you need to quarantine for 14 days after last contact.

*Fully vaccinated means that you are at least two weeks past your final vaccine dose (or single dose of a one-dose vaccine like Johnson and Johnson).