Updated January 4, 2022 at 6pm
In light of the developing COVID-19 picture and the spread of the Omicron variant, Defy Gravity will be implementing a COVID vaccine requirement for all students and staff beginning January 17th, 2022.
In the early days of COVID, we had significant cleaning procedures in place, quarantine time for apparatuses, and lower class caps, as much was still unknown about how COVID spreads. We now know that surface transmission is a negligible factor and the best way to prevent transmission is to do two things: wear a mask and get vaccinated. We’ve been dancing and flying in masks for almost two years now, and with Omicron added to the picture, we’ll be continuing to do so for the foreseeable future. While we will not be reinstating all elements of our COVID protocols from earlier in the pandemic (for the reasons listed above), we will be making a change to requirements for staff and students to be in the studio space.
Starting with the Spring 2022 schedule, we will require students to show proof of vaccination to take classes at Defy Gravity. Please submit proof of vaccination to the Google form below at your earliest convenience. If you would like to discuss any of this, please feel free to email [email protected]
IMPORTANT NOTE: To upload pictures to this form, you must be signed in with a Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you can email a picture of your vaccination card to [email protected]
Link to form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsofG5CpWZXkOhSzJ4foUcoFqHZqjS2nmGAfsiZcnL0yD6Og/viewform?usp=sf_link
We are currently only requiring vaccination and not boosters, as not everyone may yet be eligible for the booster depending on when they got their initial vaccination. However, if you are eligible for your booster, we heavily encourage all students to get boosted (if you’re not already). Boosters have been making a big difference in Omicron transmission rates, and being fully vaccinated helps protect the whole DG community.