SAA’s Health Guidelines

Updated January 3, 2023

In order to dance with us, all attendees must abide by the following requirements:

  1. You MUST be fully vaccinated AND HAVE HAD YOUR BOOSTER SHOT for COVID-19 in order to attend in-person SAA events. 
  2. You CANNOT attend any in-person SAA event if you have any of the following symptoms: cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever or chills, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, pain in chest. Even if you think you “just have allergies,” please stay home. 
  3. You CANNOT attend any in-person SAA event if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last ten days or had close contact with someone in the last 10 days who has tested positive to COVID-19.

While the following are not requirements, we do recommend that you:

  1. Wear a surgical mask or KN95 mask. These masks are more effective at preventing transmission than cloth masks. 
  2. Take frequent breaks and be aware of your sweat levels. Swing dancing is a highly physical activity. Moisture can contribute to mask ineffectiveness. Take frequent breaks to prevent sweating too much or bring multiple masks. 
  3. Consider not attending if you feel unsure about your exposure. We expect you to use your best judgment on this.
  4. Limit your dancing partners. You can always say no to a dance, with or without a reason! You do not need to dance with everyone in the room, and solo jazz is always an option. 
  5. Sanitize/wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  6. Get tested weekly, and be aware of delays between exposure and having an accurate test result. The CDC recommends vaccinated individuals get tested 3-5 days after exposure to COVID-19. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, remember that you may get an inaccurate test result if you get tested too soon.