COVID-19 Policy

Updated: 8/5/22

 

Please review our Covid-19 protocols before registering for a program.

 

We understand and respect varying opinions regarding the COVID-19 virus. If you decide to register for one of our programs, we expect every student and family to fully support and follow the protocols designed by DACO and our rental facility. 

 

Even with vaccination options and lower infection rates,  DACO believes COVID-19 remains an urgent challenge to creative communities. Singing, dancing, and scene work require close contact, touch, and projection while singing and speaking. Therefore, without proper protection, an infected person can easily & quickly transfer the virus to others.

 

At DACO, all participants, teachers, directors, and volunteers wear a protective mask while indoors.  

When possible, social distancing will be practiced by students and staff during all sessions.

 

​It is of utmost importance for students not to attend classes/workshops/rehearsals if they are not feeling well or show any symptoms of COVID 19, flu, cold, Monkey Pox, or an infectious disease. 


 

Students ONLY will enter our studio or courtyard area. Parents or caretakers will not be admitted into the studio or courtyard to limit exposure.


 

PARENTS/CARETAKERS—PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR CAR WHEN DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP YOUR CHILD.​​

The BUC building is closed. No one will be allowed to use any part of the building.

 

As of 8/5/2022--Our indoor mask policy is still in place. If it changes, we will inform you.

 

As of 8/5/2022-Our required COVID testing protocols are still in place. We do not expect this policy to change during our production. See additional details below.

 

With the exceptions of eating, drinking, or taking a few moments for mask relief, masks must be worn at all times during our indoor sessions. Teaching Artists will follow this rule as well.

 

​Students will wash and sanitize their hands often and thoroughly! Students must sanitize hands upon arrival and at other points throughout the day. DACO will provide hand sanitizer throughout the indoor studio & courtyard, in restrooms, and at entrances/exits. Students are also encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.  

 

​Finally, COVID-19 protocols continue to serve as a learning process for DACO. Please remain patient with us as we pursue these new procedures. There may be changes as we proceed. Questions: Email: DACODETROIT@HOTMAIL.COM

 

 

DACO COVID TESTING PROTOCOLS 

 

All students and staff members (regardless of vaccination status) must take two COVID tests during our upcoming production. 

COVID TEST ONE:  All students cast in the show and staff members (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to present a negative COVID test dated: 11/28/22. Before returning to rehearsals on 11/28/22 or 11/29/22.

 

For your child to return to our production, we must receive the test result via email no later than noon on 11/29/22.

 

We prefer a result from a testing facility, but we will accept a home test. 

 

COVID TEST TWO:  All students cast in the show and staff members (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to present a negative COVID test before the opening night performance. We must receive the test result via email no later than noon on December 13, 2022. We will accept test results dated December 11, 12, and 13,  2022.

 

We prefer a result from a testing facility, but we accept a home test.