covid19

COVID practices

COVID is still a real concern and we don’t want the dance to become a super-spreader event. Considering the good track record of several dance series and large events in halls with minimal ventilation, we feel comfortable to adopt the following practices:

  • Self-check: If you feel sick, please stay home. If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID, please stay home. We’ll see you again when you are healthy.
  • Masks: We encourage dancers to wear a well-fitting mask as a way to protect yourself and others. Whether or not someone chooses to wear a mask, you will respect their choice.
  • Vaccinations: We encourage you to stay up to date with any available vaccinations as a way to protect yourself against illness.
  • Contact tracing: We will continue to collect an e-mail address when you attend for the first time for the purpose of contact tracing. If you test positive for COVID within 5 days of a dance you attended, please send us an email at EmeraldCityContra@POBox.com. We will keep your identity confidential. We will notify the other people who attended so that they can monitor their own symptoms.
  • These practices may change if the prevalence of COVID changes.

COVID cases from earlier dances

Listed below are all the dates on which COVID cases were reported, as of July 16, 2024.

2024

  • July 12 – one case reported on July 16. We notified all attendees on July 16, except one person whose phone number is no longer in service.
  • June 28 – one case reported on July 1. We notified all attendees on July 1. No further cases reported.

2023

  • December 29 – one case reported on January 3.  We notified all attendees on January 3. No further cases reported.
  • September 29 – one case reported on October 2. We notified attendees on October 2. No further cases reported.
  • September 15 – one case reported on September 19. We notified attendees on September 19. No further cases reported.
  • September 8 – one case reported on September 12. We notified attendees on September 12. No further cases reported.
  • September 1 – one case reported on September 3. We notified attendees on September 3. No further cases reported.
  • August 11 – one case reported on August 20.  We notified everyone who attended on August 20. No further cases reported.
  • March 31 – one case reported on April 2. We contacted all attendees via e-mail or text message on April 2. No further cases reported.
  • February 17 – one case reported on February 21. We contacted all attendees via e-mail or text on February 21. No further cases reported.
  • February 10 – one reported case. We contacted all attendees via e-mail or text on February 12. No further cases reported.

2022

  • December 16 – one case reported on Monday December 19. We contacted all attendees via e-mail or text messages. No further cases reported.
  • November 11 – one reported case confirmed by a PCR test. We contacted all attendees via e-mail or text. No further cases reported.