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COVID-19 POLICY

In-Person COVID-19 Policy and Procedure

Stacy Jolena Studio is dedicated to keeping its students and visitors as safe as possible during the pandemic. The following is an outline of our COVID-19 policy and procedure for in-person lessons and bookings:

Vaccination Requirement:

 

Anyone attending in-person activities at Stacy Jolena Studio who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine is required to be fully vaccinated.

 

Anyone entering Stacy Jolena Studio – including faculty, students, musicians, and visitors are required to demonstrate proof of vaccination. Proof of vaccination will be registered with your teacher before attending their first in-person lesson or booking. Once registered, proof of vaccination will not be required for subsequent visits.

 

Parents can request to see the vaccination status of your teacher. All in-person teachers are fully vaccinated.

 

Proof of vaccination is not required for virtual lessons. In-person lessons can be changed to a virtual lesson with at least 30 minutes notice to the teacher.

 

For information on vaccinations visit: https://COVID-19.ontario.ca/COVID-19-vaccines-ontario

 

Requirements to Enter:

 

Before coming to the studio we ask all visitors to self-assess using the screening questions at this link.

If the answer is YES to any of the questions they must immediately notify the studio, and the lesson or booking will be conducted online or rescheduled for a later date. Please provide at least 1 hour's notice to qualify for switching to online format. 

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home (as well as any members of their household who may be accompanying them to the lesson) and will forfeit their lesson. Stacy Jolena Studio staff reserve the right to make this determination. For this reason, we ask all families to pre-screen at home prior to coming to the studio.

 

All persons in the building are required to wear a mask at all times, including parents, students, and teachers. Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear masks. Masks will be provided for anyone who doesn’t have one.

 

Upon entering we ask that all visitors sanitize their hands (hand sanitizer is available for your use.)

 

Sanitizing Procedures:

 

  • Doorknobs and other surfaces in the studio, waiting room and bathroom will be wiped disinfected frequently throughout the day.

  • Piano keys will be disinfected between every student.

  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available.

  • The studio will have the window open (weather permitting), door open, and an air filter running for the duration of the lesson.

 

Waiting Area:

 

  • When possible we ask that only one student enter the studio at a time, and any family, siblings, etc. remain outside of the building.

  • If this is not possible, we ask that as few people as possible come inside.

  • Anyone who is waiting inside is asked to stay in the waiting area with their mask on at all times.

  • Food is not permitted in the waiting area. If you are consuming a drink, please replace your mask when not actively drinking.

  • The windows will be kept open (weather permitting.)

  • Books or toys will not be made available to reduce spreading germs. Visitors are welcome to bring their own.

  • Anyone unnecessary for the student’s lessons to take place are discouraged from accompanying the student to lessons.

  • Only one family unit is allowed inside the building at a time, please wait for other families to vacate the building before entering for your lesson/booking.

 

Private lessons:

 

  • Masks will be worn by both students and teachers throughout lessons (including voice students).

  • If you are recording a vocal piece, the mask is permitted to be removed during active recording only, and physical distancing will be maintained.

  • It may not always be possible to maintain physical distancing between student and teacher, but every effort will be made to do so. Anytime physical distancing cannot be maintained a mask will be worn by both parties.

  • Students are asked to bring their own pencils for marking music.

  • Visitors, students, etc. are asked to remain outside of the building prior to their lesson/booking time, and to do their best to leave promptly following their time slot.

 

Please be patient, while we will do our best to stay on time, small delays may be caused when maintaining a clean and safe environment and sticking to our COVID-19 protocols.

Stacy Jolena Studio reserves the right to discontinue in-person lessons/bookings at any time. In this event, lessons will continue in the online format according to the normal schedule until the Studio decides to resume in-person lessons. Alternatively, if the client does not wish to move to an online format they can choose to wait for in-person lessons to resume.

Workplace Safety Plan

Stacy Jolena Studio's Ontario Workplace Safety Plan can be found below: