DMR Adventures Safety Protocol and Policy
for in-person classes in response to COVID-19
Last updated: June 11, 2021
Students can expect to be greeted with these signs posted all over the space.
These safety protocols, policies, waivers, and forms are being updated and changed periodically.
DMR Adventures is committed to the safety and well-being of all students and staff. DMR has instituted specific measures to ensure our class and camp experiences are safe, comfortable and fun for everyone.
Prior to camp, all families are required to sign a COVID-19 waiver in order to register for a DMR in-person camp or class. We ask all families to play their part by limiting their camper’s and their household’s contacts for two weeks prior to their camp session. This means not attending large gatherings or traveling with those outside of your immediate household. We also ask families to please set their child up for a safe camp experience by preparing their face covering and reviewing with their child camp guidelines including physical distancing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and proper hand-washing techniques.
All families will also fill out a COVID-19 Daily Screening Form each day relating to they symptoms of COVID-19
(COVID related symptoms, COVID positive student, COVID positive family member)
1. Daily Student Evaluation
Guardians should screen campers daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and must complete a daily health screening form. Campers must stay home if: (1) They have any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea) or symptoms of cold/flu, (2) Within 14 days, they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 and are not vaccinated, or (3) They are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. (4) If a student at camp exhibits symptoms during the day, that student will be moved to an isolated space and will remain under adult supervision until they can be picked up. They must receive a negative test result in order to return to camp.
Student COVID Testing Results:
Students will be permitted back to camp if symptoms have subsided and a negative test is produced.
If a camper tests positive, campers and associated camp staff will be considered "close contact" and camp will be transferred to a virtual format. Campers who test positive cannot return to DMR until 10 days have passed after their positive test result and their symptoms have subsided. For classmates of the positive-tested camper, if registered for subsequent weeks, a negative test must be produced.
Family member COVID testing results:
If a family or household member of a camper exhibits symptoms and is being tested, the camper must not attend camp. The camper must be quarantined until the results of the family or household member returns.
Students will be permitted back to camp.
If a family or household member receives a positive test result, the camper is now considered a "close contact" and must be quarantined for 10 days.
Everyone entering any DMR building is required to wear an appropriate face covering at all times. Campers may only remove their masks while eating or drinking in designated spaces, or if permitted by outside social distance. Snack breaks will take place outdoors, weather permitting.
3. Arrival & Dismissal
Guardians may take/pick up their students at the designated area, but they will not be permitted to enter the building. Campers will have their temperature checked (guardians please wait until your camper is cleared to enter) and follow their session’s designated pathway to their Studio space. **Anyone with a temperature greater than 100.4°F will not be allowed to attend Camp that day.** Please limit personal belongings to essentials only, and those must include a labeled water bottle and any snacks/food needed. Each student will have a designated storage cubby. At the end of the day, students will be escorted to the check out space by DMR staff when their guardian has arrived, unless a student has permission to leave on their own.
4. Snacks and Water
Students must bring a labeled water bottle (no glass) and any snacks/food needed for the camp, or lunch, in the case of all day camps (Midsummer, Children of Eden, Willy Wonka, Jungle Book). Please only send food that will not need refrigeration or heating. We will attempt to take snack and water breaks and all lunch breaks outside, weather permitting, and if weather does not permit, we will distance and stay with our pods.
5. Social Distancing
Everyone must maintain three feet of distance from others when possible. Campers are allowed a three feet distance from other campers within their pod during the dress rehearsal and filming of their performance. Campers should not have physical contact with one another and should take special care not to have close contact with a member of a different student pod outside of their household.
Students are required to either wash or sanitize their hands immediately on arrival to Camp and immediately after returning from a break, after using the restroom, and after eating. Everyone will be encouraged to sanitize their hands throughout the day.
7. High-touch Surfaces & Cleaning
DMR Staff will clean all high-touch surfaces with an FDA approved disinfectant on a regular basis. Camp spaces will be thoroughly cleaned morning prior to Camp.
8. Symptom Onset & Exposure Protocol
Students who become ill during Camp will wait in an isolation area with a staff member until their guardian arrives to pick them up or other appropriate arrangements are made by their guardian. Guardians of campers will be notified of the potential exposure.
DMR Adventures strongly encourages its staff and students who meet current age requirements to be vaccinated and at this time our entire staff is fully-vaccinated. We are tracking vaccination status and appreciate any information shared with us (vaccination is not considered a prerequisite for attending Camp). Fully-vaccinated individuals must continue to be cautious while at Camp and follow all health and safety guidelines, including wearing masks and social distancing. If you have been vaccinated, please notify Camp Director Stania Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Guidelines Per Space
Black Box, Studio A, Studio B, Studio C
Temperature taken upon arrival and COVID screening form completed
Instructors are to be masked
Vaccinated staff may wear a face shield, but need to make sure students are aware that they are vaccinated and reason for wearing face shield
Students 3 feet apart
Drinking allowed socially distanced
Eating in designated areas only
When singing indoors in a group, students must remain masked
When singing outdoors in a group, students may remove masks if properly distanced
Singing, dancing and acting indoors
Group singing: students must remain masked
Solo singing with instructor: student may remove mask
Solo singing in recording studio: student may remove mask
Singing, dancing and acting outdoors
Group and solo singing may be done unmasked if properly distanced, face shields are encouraged
Students will never be required to remove their mask and may wear a mask in any situation, including during solo voice recording, outdoor rehearsals and performance.
Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
(All registrants must electronically sign upon registration)
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend physical distancing.. DMR Adventures (hereafter referred to as “DMR”) has put in place protective measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, DMR cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and on behalf of myself, my child(ren), my and spouse/co-parent of child(ren) voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I, and any member of my family, may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending activities with DMR and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while at DMR may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, DMR staff, volunteers, program participants and their families and/or any other individual who may be present upon DMR property or in attendance at any school activity. I voluntarily agree to assume, on behalf of myself, my child(ren), and my spouse/co-parent of child(ren) all risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren), myself and any member of my family, (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I, my child(ren) and/or members of my family may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance in activities or participation in DMR programming (“Claims”).
On my behalf, and on behalf of my children and/or members of my family, I will advance no claim and I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, defend, indemnify and hold harmless DMR, the Belmont Arts Collaborative (hereafter referred to as BAC), any of their employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of DMR, BAC, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any DMR activity.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to all parties, we are conducting temperature checks upon entering DMR and a daily screening questionnaire. Your participation is important to help us take precautionary measures to protect you, your Child(ren) and everyone at DMR.
The camper must be symptom-free and receive a negative test result before returning to camp