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:

Waivers

As of July 15, 2021, we no longer have a separate COVID agreement. Our general liability release now includes verbiage regarding infectious diseases, including COVID.

Masks

Facial coverings are now optional with proof of full vaccination*. Proof can be your actual card, a photo of your card, or official vaccination record in a system like MyIROnline. Show this to any staff member to have your user profile updated. (We do not store any data from your card, only the fact that your status has been verified.)  Participants who are not vaccinated or do not wish to share their status are welcome at VA but must continue to wear a mask at all times.

In youth classes where students are too young to be vaccinated, all participants will continue to wear masks.

Anyone is welcome to continue to wear a mask at any time. Please bring a container to keep your mask in when not on your face, and always sanitize your hands before touching your mask.

Anyone found to have misrepresented their vaccination status, or who violates this policy by failing to wear a mask without having verified their status, will be permanently barred from training at Versatile Arts.

Equipment Sharing/Spotting/Partner Work

Most of our policies related to social distancing have been relaxed for fully vaccinated 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.

You may still opt to wear a mask for close-up spotting or partner work. In particular, if you are coughing or sneezing for any reason, please wear a mask.

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).