Indoor Protocols

With cool weather coming our way, and classes moving indoors, it’s important that you review the following before attending class…
1. Teachers and students will be required to wear a mask for the duration of their time indoors, including during the class. NO MASK, NO CLASS.  

*Face shields, neck gaiters and buffs on their own are not sufficient, however you may use one of these items in addition to your mask for additional protection if you choose.*

2. All staff and students must adhere to the 6 feet apart rule at all times for everyone’s safety and comfort.

3. Allow more time for arrival and departure for our classes due to new protocols.

4.  Doors on the side will remain open to allow more air circulation, and the front doors will be propped open to allow hands-free entry.

5. One – way traffic: We have implemented a one-way traffic pattern; everyone will enter through the front porch, and exit down the back ramp.

6.. We have measured out 6 feet between the edge of one mat to another mat. Students will place their mat within the marked parameters. DO NOT MOVE THE MAT OUTSIDE THESE MARKERS. 

7. The fans will need to stay off until further notice to discourage air movement.

8. Mat spaces are numbered 1 – 6 in order of location and ease of access. Students will need to fill in the spaces in order to reduce crossing each others’ paths. Students must enter the studio or prop room the doors that are closest to their mat space.

9. There are 4 mat spaces in the main studio, and 2 in the prop room. If there are 4 or fewer students present for class, the teacher will take the normal position on the stage. If there are 5 or 6 students, the teacher will teach in the doorway between the studio and the prop room so that everyone can see them.

10. Bathroom visits are highly discouraged. However if someone needs to use the bathroom, all contacted surfaces will be wiped down between use for each person. Those who are practicing in the prop room will use the large bathroom attached to that room. Those who are practicing in the main studio will use the small bathroom in the hallway.

11. The water cooler is also off limits until further notice. Water bottles are permitted in class but cannot be filled from our water station.

As for props…

Props will be offered on a limited basis. Students and teachers are encouraged to bring their own props from home. 

If WYC’s props are used, leave all props in the allotted mat space after the class is over. An employee will collect them after the room is vacated.

  • Eye bags will not be used.
  • Bolsters will have a removable cover. Place them gently in the hamper after class to avoid dispelling airborne particles.
  • Any other hard surfaced prop: must be wiped down between each use

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