RRCAA COVID-19 Policies

 

Letter from RRCAA Executive Director Brint Learned – Level Red, COVID-19 Update, Oct. 26, 2020

The following is a message for our student families to provide an update on Rabbit Run Community Arts Association’s safety plan in response to the news that Lake County has moved to Level 3 – Red on the State’s Public Health Advisory system.

At present, all in-person private and group instruction will still take place as scheduled.  For those who require added precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic we offer a livestream option for both private instruction and group classes.  Should it become necessary, all of our instruction can be shifted to a virtual platform.

Before our fall classes began, RRCAA implemented a safety and cleaning protocol for all in-person instruction.  We will continue to make every effort to provide a safe environment for our students, instructors and staff based on the guidelines provided by our Governor and the Ohio Department of Health.

As the situation continues to evolve, RRCAA will monitor new information and guidelines as they are released and provide alternative options as necessary.

 

 

In accordance with state regulations and recommendations, the following are RRCAA’s COVID-19 policies for students, faculty and staff. They are subject to change as pandemic conditions change in the state of Ohio.

STUDENTS/VISITORS

Health Monitoring

We ask that students/visitors monitor their health prior to attending lessons and or classes. Parents please monitor the health of your children prior to each visit to RRCAA.

Students/visitors must stay home if they present with a mild cough or low-grade fever (100.4 or above).

Arrival/Exit Procedures

Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your scheduled lesson/class time. We are trying to avoid excessive cross traffic on the stairway and hallways.

Anyone entering the building should sanitize their hands at the station provided at the top of the stairs or in the recital hall. Students should go directly to their classroom. Students will not be required to sign-in, teachers will provide the office with attendance records.

The waiting room will be reserved for emergencies only. We ask that families wait for their students in their car or the park across the street.

Face Covering Policy

Masks must be worn by everyone when entering and exiting the building, while in common areas and for the duration of certain lessons.

Students may remove their face covering (with instructor permission) for the duration of their lesson/class if it is necessary.

The office staff will wear face coverings while parents/students are in the building or while social distancing cannot be obtained.

Instructors will be required to wear a face covering upon entry and exit of the building. They should also consider face covering during lessons if proper social distance cannot be maintained as long as it does not impede instruction.

 

INSTRUCTORS/STAFF

Rabbit Run Responsibilities

Rabbit Run will provide hand sanitizers at the top of the stairs that should be used upon entry by staff and students. We will also provide supplies to each classroom to allow the instructor to sanitize between students.

Office Staff Responsibilities

Office staff will wipe down the stairway railing and high touch surfaces in the restrooms, office and hallway periodically during their shift while students/parents are present. The office staff will also be required to wipe down desktops, phones, keyboards, staplers, ect. at the end of their shift to ensure the area is ready for the next person.

Instructor Responsibilities

Instructors will be given 15 minutes between lessons to sanitize surfaces in their classrooms. Including, but not limited to, music stands, piano keyboards, desktops and doorknobs.

Instructors will also be asked to record student attendance and report to the office before they leave the building or submit via email if teaching virtually. 

Face Covering Policy

All office staff will wear face coverings while parents/students are in the building or while social distancing cannot be obtained.

Instructors will be required to wear a face covering upon entry and exit of the building. They should also consider face covering during lessons if proper social distance cannot be maintained as long as it does not impede instruction.

Health Monitoring

Instructors/Staff must self monitor their health prior to each visit to RRCAA and stay home if they present with a mild cough or low-grade fever (100.4 or above).