COVID 19 Safety

2024 COVID Policies
these policies take effect for RVA Swing events starting 12/1/23
we will continue to check vax cards for classes and events through the end of November 2023

Common-sense safety stuff:

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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. 

If you attended a large dance event in the 7-10 days preceding I Heart Bal, and there are known exposures at that event, you should wear a mask 100% of the time when indoors at this event, even if you feel fine.  Same thing goes for known exposures in your office/school/friend group/etc. 

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.

Masking: we are a mask-optional event in 2024. 

We know that wearing a mask is the best way to protect yourself & others from COVID. However we also recognize that attitudes towards COVID have shifted dramatically in the dance community over the last year or so.  We do not plan to require masks at our event.

If you'd like to reduce your personal risk of COVID, flu, and other respiratory diseases, we recommend wearing high quality N95 or KN95 masks during all indoor activities at the event.  We'll also have the windows open whenever possible in our main dance venue to increase air flow in the space.

We do reserve the right to change this policy on masks, should we deem it dire enough to do so. 

Vaccine Recommendations

RVA Swing will no longer require proof of vaccination for our classes & events in 2024. (It's just getting too fraught and we are TIRED y'all).

However we super duper STRONGLY recommend that you have received both a COVID and a flu shot for the 2023/2024 flu season. (If you're old enough to qualify for an RSV shot, you should totally get that too!) Dance events are germy places: please take steps to protect yourself!