COVID-19 Protocol & Policy
Updated January 2023
Kizomba RDU Dance Company has been keeping close watch on the updates from public health and Governmental officials, as well as monitoring the spread of Covid-19 in our area. In accordance with CDC guidelines and Durham County mandate, MASKS ARE OPTIONAL to attend class, regardless of vaccination status. We do honor and respect peoples choice to wear masks in our class and hope you will do the same.
Some of the measures we are using for the safety of our students, staff, and families:
VACCINATION required for all teachers of our classes.
TEMPERATURE SCREENINGS at the door prior to entry into any class.
CONTACT TRACING. Online registration for classes allows us to keep record of all classes or events participants, and the ability to contact all participants if necessary. This also completely eliminates the physical transfer of cash, which helps reduce spread of the virus.
TRANSPARENCY. We trust that you can and will contact us in the case of infection, and we will communicate immediately to those who might have been in contact with you.
PRIVACY. Your privacy is our priority. None of your information will be shared with anyone or any other entities.
TESTING. Team members receive periodic COVID-19 tests for everyone's protection.
COMMUNITY SAFETY. As our dance community interacts between different events and dance companies, we will try our best to support one another and work together towards the safety of each members of our community.
If you feel sick, are symptomatic or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 we ask that you stay home.
Everyone attending classes or events will be required to review and agree to our below COVID-19 Liability Waiver.
COVID-19 Liability Release Waiver
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.
Kizomba RDU, LLC (Kizomba RDU) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Kizomba RDU cannot guarantee that you or your family will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending Kizomba RDU could increase your risk and your family’s risk of contracting COVID-19.
By attending Kizomba classes, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending Kizomba RDU and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Kizomba RDU may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Kizomba RDU employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my family or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my family may experience or incur in connection with my attendance at Kizomba RDU or participation in Kizomba RDU classes. On my behalf, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Kizomba RDU, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Kizomba RDU, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Kizomba RDU program, class or event.