COVID 19 Safety

2023 COVID Policies 

Conditions with COVID are (sigh) unpredictable at best, and we may need to adapt these policies based on the current conditions as the event draws nearer, so be prepared to be flexible y'all!

All staff & attendees must provide proof of 2022 or 2023 vaccination in order to register for the event.

To verify your vax status & get access to the registration form, send us a photo of your card to 

If you have multiple cards/vaccine records, we only need to see the one with the most recent dose on it! 😎 

Card must have a dose administered in 2022 or later to be accepted. 

We will immediately delete your photo after adding you to our pre-checked list and will never share your private info with a 3rd party.

Our mask policy for IHB 2023 is still to be determined

RVA Swing has just relaxed its masking policy for our local classes & dances. While we anticipate a mask-optional event, it is too early to definitively state our official masking policy for I❤Bal 2023. 

If either eventuality (mask required or mask optional) is a deal breaker for you, we recommend that you wait until closer to the event to register.  Our sliding scale pricing remains consistent regardless of when you register!

Be aware that, regardless of our final mask policy, some members of the band will need to be unmasked to perform (reed players, vocalist, etc).

Common-sense safety stuff:

Do πŸ‘πŸ½ not πŸ‘πŸ½ attend πŸ‘πŸ½ if πŸ‘πŸ½ you πŸ‘πŸ½ feel πŸ‘πŸ½ unwell πŸ‘πŸ½

Do not attend the event if you have had a positive COVID test within the preceding 10 days, unless you have re-tested and received 2 negative results.

We recommend that all attendees do a self test before the event and also a few days afterward. 

We recommend that you do not visit vulnerable people (the elderly, the unvaccinated, the immunocompromised) right after attending a large event such as this one.

The landscape of COVID is constantly evolving, and so we may need to add or augment these safety measures to adapt to those changes. We will announce any changes via email to all attendees, as well as on this website and our Facebook page.