These safety measures have been implemented to be in line with the recommended guidelines from the CDC, federal, and local governments.
 

Daily Expectations:

  • Staff will disinfect all commonly used spaces before and after each class. 
  • When students arrive for class, they will go straight to their classroom.
  • Teachers will facilitate social distancing with either taped boxes on the floor, chairs, or by simply placing students in separate areas of the room. 
  • COVID screening questions will be asked of every student/ parent and staff before entering the building for classes.
    • Have you or anyone in your family had these symptoms in the last day?
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose

Masks:

  • Masks will be worn at all times by staff and students. 
  • If extra distance can be achieved, then singing can happen in class, but masks must still be worn.  
  • Face shields may not be worn in place of a mask, but may be worn in addition to a mask. 

No Class Snack Time:

  • There will be no communal break time during classes.
  • We will not be selling snacks or water bottles. 
  • Students may bring a water bottle from home to enjoy during their class’s break time.
  • No water fountains may be used at any class location, but students may use fountains that are designed for touchless water bottle refills.  
  • Since there is no 15 minute break time, classes will last 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Showcase:

  • Teachers are not required to end their session with a showcase performance. Classes in this session will have a heavier focus on the learning process and less on the final product.  

If Classes must transition online: 

  • Teachers who are able, will complete their class online. 
  • If transition to online is not available, the student can choose a substitute class from online options. A list of available classes to choose from will be made available to those families at that time.  
  • Due to programming costs, we are unable to provide refunds outside of our standard policy.  Thank you for understanding!

Online-Only Classes: 

  • We are offering a selection of online classes for the whole 10 week session.  
  • These classes will ONLY be taught online and will be open to all 10 chapters.  
  • Search by online in the search engine at www.cytchicago/classes/ to find these options.  

Quarantine and Refund Guidelines

*Close Contact is defined by the CDC as:
  • Within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more regardless of mask use
  • Provided care at home to someone who is sick  with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with a COVID-19 positive person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
Quarantine -when and how (based on CDC information)

If participant is exposed to COVID-19 and attended class:
Whole class is online for 2 weeks AND/OR
Whole class is online for 1 week if a negative test result is confirmed before 2nd class

If participant is exposed to COVID-19:
  • Miss 1 week of class and get negative test result OR
    Miss 2 weeks of classes
  • Can do 1 or 2 make up classes online as needed
If participant is COVID positive:
  • Miss two weeks AND 
    No fever for three (3) days AND 
    14 days past the first day of symptoms.
  • Can take make-up classes online as needed
If participant is COVID positive and attended class: 
  • Whole class is online for 2 weeks 
If quarantine or stay at home orders are needed, online options are as follows:
  • Teachers who are able, will complete their class online. 
  • If transition to online is not available, the student can choose a substitute class from online options. A list of available classes to choose from will be made available to those families at that time.  However, you can check out some possible online class options by searching online at https://www.cytchicago.org/classes/
  • Due to programming costs, we are unable to provide refunds outside of our standard policy.  Thank you for understanding!
Standard refund policy
  • There is a $25.00 service charge for cancellations before class starts.
  • No refunds will be given once 24 hours have passed after the second class meeting.
  • Prorated refund after class 1 or 2.
  • As always, if we have to cancel the full class prior to the start date and there is not another class option you prefer, we will give you a full refund.