Health & Safety Guidelines for COVID-19

Committed to keeping students, campers, and instructors healthy, we are introducing enhanced cleaning procedures and physical distancing protocols. Following the guidelines set by the CDC and state and local authorities, Lone Star Circus School is at minimum, implementing the following protocols that are subject to change as appropriate.

How students and campers should prepare…

  1. Come dressed for class and camp. There will not be a changing area. However, restrooms and sinks are available.

  2. Bring your own water bottle with name on it with lid and/or built-in straw. No water fountain access.

  3. Masks are encouraged upon entry to and exit from facility and in common areas, but not mandatory if complying with 6 feet physical distancing. Masks during class are optional.

  4. Avoid sharing electronic devices.

  5. No food except for camper’s lunches, which should be sealed and preferably pre-packaged.

  6. Everyone is responsible for cleaning up their areas, throwing away any trash and taking home anything, they bring with them that day.

  7. Parents, guardians, and other guests are not allowed inside facility. They are welcome to stay outside in their cars.

  8. Download, sign, and submit the waivers, which are located at the bottom on the web page.

 

Health & Safety Protocols taken by Lone Star Circus School

  • All students, campers, and instructors will be screened upon arrival. All students & campers will be required to report any flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms and have daily infrared temperature checks administered by staff leadership before entering the camp facility. If a camper is displaying COVID-19 symptoms or has a temp above 100° (CDC guidelines) the camper will not be able to participate in camp until symptoms diminish and/or a doctor’s note is presented. If anyone has symptoms listed below, they will not be allowed into the facility:

  1. Cough

  2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  3. Chills £ Repeated shaking with chills

  4. Muscle pain

  5. Headache

  6. Sore throat

  7. Loss of taste or smell

  8. Diarrhea

  9. Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

  10. Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19

  • Everyone must wash or sanitize their hands upon entering the facility and throughout the day on breaks.

  • Camp & class sizes will be scaled down to minimize student interaction while maintaining 6 ft physical distancing whenever possible.

  • We will encourage or require our staff to wear masks and where appropriate, gloves too, and self-temperature checks will be taken at home or prior to each shift consistent with government orders and guidelines.

  • Provide hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant readily available to instructors, students, and campers.

  • Regularly and frequently clean and disinfect any regularly touched surfaces.

  • Leave shoes in common area.

  • Group circus acts or acts including multiple students meant to work together in close contact may not be included.

  • Rotate access to apparatuses to limit contact by individuals in between cleanings.

  • Separate each student and camper’s belongings.

  • Leave doors open, where applicable, to avoid touching them and to increase air circulation.

  • Assign campers to the same groups & circus equipment for the duration of session.

  • Friday “Showcase Performances” will be eliminated and only if technically possible modified to virtual presentations.

 

Lone Star Circus School reserves the right to cancel or modify any planned program, camp session or scheduled class due to insufficient enrollment, in which case, refunds or credit toward future programming will be processed.

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