In assessing our return to in-person classes, Moving in the Spirit considers local and national guidance and information available from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
When is in-person learning safe?
Based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, Moving in the Spirit considers a community transmission (infection) rate of 7% or lower a safe level to hold in-person classes. If the community transmission rate climbs above 7%, Moving in the Spirit will conduct all classes virtually until the transmission rate falls within an acceptable range.
Monitoring community transmission:
In addition to our weekly updates to students, families can monitor community transmission via the Georgia Department of Public Health daily status report.
- Visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report (Note: their site takes a moment to load. Be patient!)
- Scroll down to a headline and map titled COVID-19 By County
- Click the middle tab that says “PCR Testing”
- Place your cursor over DeKalb County on the map. Data will appear as a pop-up with the most recent transmission rates.
Moving in the Spirit has enacted strident protocols to ensure the safety of our students and staff when we return to in-person activities.
Safety measures include:
- Limited class sizes (10 students/class) with ample, marked spacing to maintain social distance
- Masks required at all times
- Enhanced check-in protocols, including temperature checks and drop-off procedures
- Mandatory studio cleanings between classes
- Frequent disinfecting
- Should community transmission rates rise above 7%, in-person classes will revert back to online instruction until the transmission rate reaches an acceptable range
- If a confirmed case of COVID-19 has entered our facility, Moving in the Spirit will notify all families, cease in-person learning, and enact additional cleaning protocols. Classes will revert back to online instruction during this period.