Dance Studio Visitors/Renters

Last Updated: 5.04.2022 at 3:30 p.m.

The following guidance is organized around the distinct categories: people, places, processes, and operator/employer plans. Additional recommendations, unique to our industry, are denoted in pink font.

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Table of Contents:

  1. People
  2. Places
  3. Processes
  4. Operator/Employer Plans

GOVERNMENT MANDATES

KEY TO NYC

As of March 7, 2022, as announced by Mayor Eric Adams, the previous Key to NYC Pass program is suspended. Businesses including indoor dining, indoor fitness (includes dance and other fitness studios), and indoor entertainment (includes theaters and performance venues) are no longer required by the City to check for proof of vaccination for entry. All other vaccine mandates, such as the private sector mandate, in New York City will remain in place at this time.

Still mandated as of March 2022: Key to NYC Workplace Vaccination Requirement: All private-sector employers in NYC must see proof of employees’ first dose by December 27th and proof of a second dose by Thursday, February 10th (unless the employee got the single-shot Johnson & Johnson). Those employers are required to sign and publicly post an affirmation that they’re complying with the mandate. Also included are rideshare drivers, people who rent space in a coworking office, and therapists who visit clients in their home. The City may fine employers $1,000+ for violations. Visit this City Vaccine Workplace Requirement webpage to learn more about complying with the mandate. Learn more about what employers need to know about the NYC Vaccine Mandate. 

For reference – Key to NYC requirements that were in effect August 2021 through March 2022:As per Mayor de Blasio’s expansion of the Key to NYC Pass program (original date of effect August 16, 2021), as of January 29, 2022 all people over the age of 5 are required to show proof of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO (except for those 18 years and older who received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) for indoor dining, indoor fitness (includes dance and other fitness studios), and indoor entertainment (includes theaters and performance venues). The mayor also announced 5-11-year-old children are required to get vaccinated to participate in high-risk extracurricular activities. These activities include sports, band, orchestra, and dance. These requirements also mean that employees working at these locations must be fully vaccinated. People 18 and older are also required to show identification along with their proof of vaccination.

Resources on vaccines and the Key to NYC program can be found on the Vaccines page of this website. Responsible Parties should be prepared to, at any time, adjust and adapt between various levels of danger zones in the event of positive cases within the organization, an increase in COVID cases in the area, and/or the emergence of new COVID variants of concern.

NEW YORK STATE HERO ACT

As of March 17, 2022, the New York State Commissioner of Health ended the designation of COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease that presents a serious risk of harm to public health under New York’s HERO Act. Private sector employers are still required to have an Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan (the “Plan”), but are no longer required to implement the Plan at this time. Employers can adopt a model safety plan as crafted by the New York State Department of Labor, or develop their own safety plan in compliance with the previous HERO Act standards. 

For reference – HERO Act designation that was in effect September 2021 through March 2022:On September 6, Governor Kathy Hochul designated COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under New York State’s HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans to prevent workplace infections.

MASK REQUIREMENTS AND UPDATES

CDC:

On February 25, 2022, the CDC announced relaxed masking guidelines for communities in areas considered to be “low risk.” Currently all counties of NYC and Long Island fall into the “low risk” category, meaning the CDC is no longer encouraging indoor mask use in these areas. Health officials emphasized that people should still wear face coverings if they wish or if they are personally at high risk, and spaces/venues/organizations may choose to require masks at their own discretion. 

NEW YORK STATE AND CITY:

Following a mask mandate during the winter COVID-19 Omicron surge in New York State, as of March 2, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York State will end the mask requirement for schools. This policy change was echoed by Mayor Eric Adams, who announced that beginning March 7, 2022, the indoor mask mandate in NYC public schools in grades K-12 will be lifted. 

This news followed the February 10, 2022 announcement from Governor Kathy Hochul that the statewide indoor mask or vaccine requirement mandate would be lifted. Businesses, local governments, and counties can choose to implement a mask mandate. Mandates or recommendations on the local level supersede state mandates. 

Masks are still required in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, public transportation, and related entities.

New York State and the State’s Department of Health continue to strongly recommend mask-wearing in all public indoor settings as an added layer of protection, even when not required. Children 2 – 5 years old who remain ineligible for vaccination must wear a proper-fitting mask. Unvaccinated individuals continue to be responsible for wearing masks, in accordance with federal CDC guidance. Learn about the best KN95 masks for COVID protection.

INDUSTRY AND UNION GUIDANCE

Following the suspension of Key to NYC by Mayor Adams and the lifting of mask mandates by Governor Hochul, several cultural institutions have come together to release a sector-wide statement regarding the collective extension (in practice, though no longer mandated) of vaccination and mask policies. This statement is for the purpose of solidarity within the cultural community.

For up-to-date requirements and recommendations for those working within a unionized sector; or to be referenced as Best Practices:

Please note:
Due to recent changes to NYS COVID-19 Restrictions and New York Forward Industry Guidance, some of the below recommendations have been archived or labelled as a best practice for general maintenance of public health within the workplace. The archived sections are still included within the content of these Standard Recommendations for reference and as a resource should a business wish to continue to abide by archived guidance.

1. PEOPLE

A Note on Equity

As you think through safety for you, your space, co-workers, and audiences while you practice, teach, manage spaces and even perform again, consider that these practices and regulations do not affect everyone equally, and that efforts should also be made to create equity among peers as well as the people attending events and lessons. Building regulatory measures for safety from the spread of COVID-19 has required the implementation of tracing protocols, data gathering, health screenings and behavioral guidelines, and these measures are being deployed in contexts where there already exist other systems of surveillance and security that disproportionately affect people along lines of disability, race, immigration status, and gender. Furthermore, during a health care crisis just as the one we are living through, access to vaccination, stable housing, testing, employment, reliable information, and even personal protective equipment has been more challenging in working class communities of color.  What this could mean to your organization is that while COVID-19 safety is a priority, you and your coworkers should manage to navigate how each regulation affects people from various social backgrounds differently. 

Protocols around whether a person is vaccinated, on what type of documentation they carry, or how their employment networks are informed during tracing processes, while addressing efforts to control the spread of a virus, carry a variety of biases that fall on racial and class lines, potentially making your spaces more difficult and indeed less safe for disabled people, working class folk, people of color, and non-citizens. Sharing disability status, or it becoming known due to surveillance, can be quite punitive. For this reason, providing accessibility accommodations, even if not requested, supports disabled folks who do not feel safe openly identifying. What you can do to address this systemic bias is to adapt regulations to make space for the needs and requests of the people you work with and your audiences. For example, valid and important concerns about data gathering might arise from immigrant folk in your working community, and you’ll need to adapt those regulations in ways that honor those concerns. You might need to speak with directly affected folk about what other systems of care, tracing and travel safety you can set up that are informed by their needs and concerns. Before thinking about security or law enforcement support for de-escalation needs that might arise, you should look into other alternative ways of upholding your space regulations and meeting de-escalation needs. Directly affected communities can perhaps point to wants that you should consider when training staff and co-workers. 

A safer space is not made through a proclamation of safety or welcoming, but through listening and adaptation processes that involve the wellbeing of people that are affected by an issue. As you review these guidelines and different scenarios, consider their implementation as opportunities to create listening space for directly affected communities and to adapt to their needs and concerns. You’ll have a stronger sense of unity, and ultimately, safety, this way.

PEOPLE: Classification

Dance studio visitors/renters, note that your activities are likely considered moderate or high risk unless you are participating as a soloist or teaching/performing virtually as the only person in a studio; the very nature of visiting and using a dance studio space—as a patron, dancer teacher, or audience member—requires some sort of travel, public interaction, and use of on-site equipment, all of which come with a degree of risk. The “type of risk” will vary based on the actual activities you plan to engage in and when, such as: individual or distanced group activities; organized no/low-contact group activities for specific, consistent groups; organized no/low-contact group activities for public groups; local performances and/or showings; and/or touring engagements of multiple performances and/or showings, requiring travel. 

PEOPLE: Physical Distancing

ARCHIVED: Dance studio visitors/renters, consider:

  • Limiting floorwork and the touching of floors
    • If floorwork is necessary, you want to notify the studio, theater, or performing arts center you are in to ensure that there is spaced-out class, rehearsal, and performance times to allow for adequate cleaning and disinfection of the floor.

BEST PRACTICE: If you are a dance studio visitor/renter who is a dancer, arrive with your dance clothes or costume on or under street clothes to avoid communal gathering in dressing rooms, locker rooms, and bathrooms.

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, do not linger or congregate on site.

  • In the instance that you are congregating and ignoring these requests from the Responsible Party (i.e., dance studio, theater, and/or performing arts space), note that the Responsible Party is empowered by state guidance to remove you and/or your group to eliminate congregating in their space and may further choose to restrict your access to their space in the future, out of respect for their entire community’s safety.

PEOPLE: Gatherings in Enclosed Spaces

“Enclosed Spaces” are meant to encompass spaces without external ventilation such as windows and may include restrooms, elevators, locker rooms, dressing rooms, and some studio spaces.

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, be aware of the increased risk of exposure that comes with regularly using shared and/or enclosed spaces like elevators and restrooms. Avoid them when possible, and when this is not possible, be sure to have PPE and practice thorough hand hygiene.

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, be aware that New York State expects each studio, theater, and/or performing arts space to comply with and ensure all those within their space comply with state guidance and safety protocols. Those who refuse (employees or public) will be immediately addressed by facility management and likely removed. 

PEOPLE: On-Site Activity

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, ask what the “whistleblowing” method (that allows for real-time reports and ongoing, anonymous reports/surveys) is for you to share if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, or if you see someone not complying with health and safety measures.

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, be sure to consistently use facilities’ digital pre-registration, pre-space booking, and pre-ticket reservations to book class, space, and buy tickets.

BEST PRACTICE: The following are recommendations for dance studio visitors/renters of outdoor locations:

  • Be mindful of public interaction (be aware of taped-off areas to keep dancers and the public at a safe distance, honor staff that enforces distance requests, etc.), keeping in mind that it is best practice to maintain at least six (6) feet of distance at all times.
  • Review the protocols provided to you by the Responsible Party around their safety measures and expectations of visitors/renters and any others you may wish to independently enforce for yourself or others in your group.
  • If you are rehearsing or taking class, consider what “safe” interaction means for your group, based on individual comfort levels, agreements, and the implementation of any bubbling or cohort model  (See Glossary for definitions of Pod, Bubble, and Cohort).
  • If you are a patron or audience member, understand that the program may vary due to a necessary understudy or change of repertory in the instance that a member of the performance group is confirmed to have COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms near or around the performance date.
  • Masks should be enforced at all times.

PEOPLE: Workplace Activity

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PEOPLE: Movement & Commerce

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, consider the following when traveling to and from the dance studio:

  • Use non-public transit when possible (walking, biking, cab, car service, etc.).
  • Take public transit in the safest manner possible, including wearing your mask, avoiding high-touch surfaces, and washing your hands immediately upon arrival.
  • Intentionally schedule your activity at the dance studio so that you may avoid peak transit hours.
  • Can rehearsals and other dance activities be accessed virtually or remotely to avoid travel or public transit?

Be aware of and communicate these current requirements for international travel:

  • President Biden recently announced that starting the week of December 6, all inbound international travelers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test result within the 24 hours prior to departure (this one-day rule takes the place of the previous 72-hour-advance regulation). Either a rapid antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (like a PCR test) will be accepted. Learn more via the CDC about what types of Covid-19 tests are acceptable under this order.
  • The following rules apply, as per the CDC’s International Travel Requirements:
    • U.S Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, and Immigrants traveling internationally to the USA
      • no vaccine requirement to re-enter the U.S.
      • Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel.
    • Non-U.S. Citizens, Non-U.S. Immigrants:
      • You must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa). Only limited exceptions apply.
      • Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel. 
  • The CDC strongly recommends that you do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated. Getting vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself from severe disease, slow the spread of COVID-19, and reduce the number of new variants. People who are not fully vaccinated should follow additional recommendations before, during, and after travel.

2. PLACES

Air Handling Systems

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, be mindful of the air-conditioning and/or fan direction within the space and minimize the time you spend within the airflow path.

  • Exercising indoors can pose a greater risk of transmission than exercising outdoors for multiple reasons, including less airflow and being in an enclosed space.
  • Being in an enclosed space with others for longer than 10 min increases the chances of exposure and infection. 
  • The following are ways to help maximize fresh air intake:
    • Open windows when possible.
    • Keep doors open when possible.
    • Consider adding fans in windows for increased fresh air flow.
    • Position fans to direct air in a single air flow direction.
    • When possible, have the airflow directed above head level to prevent air blowing directly from one person to another person.
    • When possible split groups up so there are less people sharing space at any given time. At the minimum, follow CDC-/state- required capacity requirements. 

PLACES: Protective Equipment

  • Acceptable face coverings are required in all indoor public gathering spaces for unvaccinated individuals unless otherwise specifically excused by necessity (drinking water) or work requirements (performing).
  • Acceptable face coverings should be worn by unvaccinated individuals in all indoor public spaces even if you are alone, as someone could enter the space.
  • Note that vaccine access and experiences have fallen along class, immigration status and racial lines. Consider, if possible, establishing face covering guidelines for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. Consider models that acknowledge CDC guidelines with regards to vaccinated and unvaccinated people and require safe behavior from all patrons.

PLACES: Hygiene, Cleaning & Disinfection

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, stay up to date on COVID-19 safety, including hand and respiratory hygiene, PPE protocols and access, and cleaning and disinfection protocols and procedures, and explore ongoing, regular training sessions. Example resources include: 

PLACES: Phased Reopening

BEST PRACTICE: If you are a dance studio visitor/renter who is also a dancer, consider the timing of your end goal:

  • Does it make sense for you and/or other dancers to return to the studios if safe performance cannot happen until months later?
  • How will you make space to recondition you and/or other dancers’ endurance and strength after such an extended and unusual layoff/industry pause? 
    • Since you have had to condition in smaller spaces, on different floor surfaces, and/or with varied instruction, you will need to make an appropriate and graded progression back to full dancing that will require a minimum of four to six (46) weeks depending on your company and dance genre. 

PLACES: Communications Plan

Dance studio visitors/renters, consider asking your studio to clearly and accessibly communicate COVID-19 information and reopening protocols, where written or spoken:

  • For all digital communication to your dance community (e.g. via Facebook or in your e-newsletter), ensure images are verbally described in the image’s caption and ensure that information can be read via screen readers (e.g. avoid screenshots of Twitter posts).
  • Review Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to further your digital accessibility measures.
  • Depending on student/staff/parent cohorts, consider providing ASL interpretation of health updates, Braille versions of key signage and a COVID safe badge, and Easy Read versions of all or select COVID-related communications to support those who are deaf/hard of hearing, those who are blind/vision-impaired, or those with intellectual disability.
  • For spoken communication to people with companions, ensure communication is directed squarely to the person and not their companion.

If you are a dance studio visitor/renter concerned about allergic or anaphylactic reactions, contact the dance studio to learn what cleaning and disinfectant products they are using.

3. PROCESSES

Screening & Testing

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, encourage all members of your group to self-monitor their symptoms. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Checking for fever > 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, shortness of breath twice a day 
  • Daily review of other symptoms that could be related, e.g. sore throat, congestion, headache, muscle and joint pain, chills, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, loss of sense of smell, pink eye 
  • Anyone who develops symptoms should leave immediately, seek care from their physician, and isolate 

BEST PRACTICE: If you are a dance studio visitor/renter, please consider getting a health screening prior to any indoor or outdoor activities/gatherings.

If you are a dance studio visitor/renter who does not have health insurance, know that COVID-19 testing is free, confidential, and available at various locations. Those seeking health insurance may consider visiting:

Dance studio visitors/renters, know your rights when it comes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding confidentiality of medical records from health checks. Health checks that use only pass/fail are permissible, whereas your actual temperature and/or additional details are your private health information and are not to be shared or tracked.

  • If you are a disabled individual, also note that the ADA permits employers to exclude employees with a medical condition that would pose a direct threat to health or safety, which is to be determined based on the best available objective medical evidence. Guidance from CDC or other public health authorities is such evidence. Therefore, employers will be acting consistent with the ADA as long as any screening implemented is consistent with advice from the CDC and public health authorities for that type of workplace at that time. 

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, understand in advance what individuals are required to disclose in daily health screenings and temperature checks and what happens if someone contracts COVID-19.

Explain contact tracing procedures that come into place when someone from the group is infected, which can include where data is stored, how it is used, how long it is maintained. Propose ways to notify other employers or spaces in ways that are anonymous, or that don’t require personal data about a member’s families, addresses, etc.

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, ask or determine who the Responsible Parties’ central point of contact is. This point of contact may vary by activity, location, shift, or day; they are responsible for receiving and attesting to having reviewed all health screening questionnaires, and for receiving information from patrons/dancers/teachers/audience members who later experience COVID-19-related symptoms.

PROCESSES: Vaccination

Though no longer mandated by the city (except for the still-mandated private sector Workplace Vaccination Requirement), Responsible Parties may choose to continue following the vaccination policies outlined in the Key to NYC Pass program (original date of effect August 16, 2021) to maximize health and safety in their spaces. This program required that, as of January 29, 2022, all people over the age of 5 are required to show proof of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO (except for those 18 years and older who received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) for indoor dining, indoor fitness (includes dance and other fitness studios), and indoor entertainment (includes theaters and performance venues). The mayor also announced 5-11-year-old children were required to get vaccinated to participate in high-risk extracurricular activities. These activities include sports, band, orchestra, and dance. These requirements also mean that employees working at these locations must be fully vaccinated. People 18 and older were also required to show identification along with their proof of vaccination.

Resources on vaccines and the Key to NYC program can be found on the Vaccines page of this website. Responsible Parties should be prepared to, at any time, adjust and adapt between various levels of danger zones in the event of positive cases within the organization, an increase in COVID cases in the area, and/or the emergence of new COVID variants of concern.

Excelsior Pass is a digital ecosystem that enables individuals to store digital proof of test results and/or vaccine status and businesses and venues to verify these items without accessing personal health data. Learn more and download the app on the New York Forward website. In considering the use of Excelsior Pass, account for the many data privacy and legitimate concerns from immigrant communities all over New York.

NYC COVID Safe App is part of the “Key to NYC Pass” initiative to provide proof of vaccination. Many New York City employers, businesses, and venues are requiring verification of immunization or weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test for their workforce and patrons. Use this app to store and present the necessary documentation to verify that you have met these requirements. The documentation you upload into this app is not shared with anyone and stays on your phone only.

PROCESSES: Tracing & Tracking

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, remember that if you are alerted, via tracing, tracking, or another mechanism, that you have come into close or proximate contact with a person with COVID-19, you are required to self-report to any and all employers at the time of alert and shall follow any protocol provided.

  • The best practice would be to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days after learning of your potential exposure.
  • Propose ways to notify other employers or spaces in ways that are anonymous, or that don’t require personal data about your students’ families, addresses, etc.

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, in the instance that you or someone else you are in contact with is confirmed to have COVID-19 and have/has visited the studio within the past 14 days:

  • Immediately notify the studio’s contact person and/or site safety monitor, who will notify their respective public health authority that will contact the state agency to begin contact tracing.
    • You must also immediately notify your employer.
    • If you don’t feel safe with other employers’ knowing of your contact tracing and risk event, request to discuss ways to notify other employers or spaces in ways that are anonymous, or that don’t require personal data about your family, addresses, etc, to be shared.
  • With the local public health authority and the Infection Mitigation Coordinator, you may help identify the areas of your facilities where the infected individual visited.
  • Any known individuals who were within six (6) feet of you will be notified, must immediately report the instance to their employers, and must quarantine for 14 days.
    • These individuals are not permitted back into the studio until the 14-day quarantine is completed.
  • The spaces in which the infected individual remained longer than 10 minutes will be closed for 24 hours, ventilated, cleaned, and disinfected.
  • The infected individual can return to work and/or the studio following:
    • At least 14 days of isolation since symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and with other symptoms improving.
    • At least 14 days of isolation since the date the infected person had their positive test, if the individual was asymptomatic and continued to have no symptoms.
    • Note: The infected individual is not required to undergo further testing unless recommended by their health care provider.
      • A healthcare provider may recommend that the infected individual undergo repeat testing for COVID-19 to end their isolation earlier than would be done according to the criteria above. If so, they can be around others after they receive two (2) negative test results in a row, from tests done at least 24 hours apart.
      • If the infected individual has a severe illness from COVID-19 (admitted to a hospital, needed oxygen), their healthcare provider may recommend staying in isolation for longer than 14 days after their symptoms first appear (possibly up to 20 days) and they may need to finish their period of isolation at home. If testing is available in the infected individual’s community, their healthcare provider may recommend that they undergo repeat testing for COVID-19 to end their isolation earlier than would be done according to the criteria above. If so, they can be around others after they receive two (2) negative tests results in a row, from tests done at least 24 hours apart.
      • The infected individual should only undergo repeat testing at the recommendation of their healthcare provider and that is done only if they want to end the isolation earlier than normal for the case type.

4. OPERATOR/EMPLOYER PLANS

On September 6, Governor Kathy Hochul designated COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under New York State’s HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans to prevent workplace infections. The NY HERO Act mandates extensive new workplace health and safety protections and workplace safety plans. Employers can adopt a model safety plan as crafted by the New York State Department of Labor, or develop their own safety plan in compliance with HERO Act standards.

BEST PRACTICE: Dance studio visitors/renters, ask for and/or follow the protocols provided to you by the studio. Remember that Responsible Party protocols may vary depending on the type of dance activity, how you are engaging in it (as a dancer, as an audience member), and where (size of space, ceiling heights, and airflow of the studios). The protocols of different Responsible Parties (different dance studios) may vary. If you are not comfortable with a Responsible Party’s safety measures or lack thereof, consider discussing this with the Responsible Party, reconsidering your engagement, establishing increased safety measures for you and your group, and/or filing a general or zone-based report.

ARCHIVED: Dance studio visitors/renters, please note how Responsible Parties are determining their industry classification, their ability to reopen, and the complexity of their reopening efforts:

Please note that:

  • Organizations that align with multiple industries may have more than one industry classification that is relevant. This may allow them to open certain parts of their business, but not all, which will affect how they phase their reopening. E.g.: 
    • NAICS 711510 – Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers is currently “operating with restrictions (as of 01/27/21);
    • NAICS 711120 – Dance Company is “currently closed” (as of 01/27/21);
    • NAICS 561110 – Office Administrative Services is currently “open for business (as of 01/27/21);
    • NAICS 711310 – Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events with Facilities is currently “operating with restrictions” (as of 01/27/21);
    • NAICS 711320 – Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events with Facilities is currently “operating with restrictions (as of 01/27/21); and
    • NAICS 711219 – Other Spectator Sports is currently “operating with restrictions” (as of 01/27/21).
  • That said, there is no guarantee that an inspector will agree with or use the industry classification(s) that a business selects. If they do not agree, and feel the classification should be under a different industry that is not yet allowed to reopen or has different requirements, the business may be subject to violations and/or closure.
  • Beyond the guidance that is associated with the industry, further guidance may be required and may need to be integrated into the business’ reopening plans depending on its business model (e.g. DOE regulations, union regulations, university regulations, office administrative service regulations, etc.) 
  • No one should reopen or re-engage in their dance activity until they can do so safely with all recommended guidance implemented and integrated into their tailored reopening plans.
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