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Covid-19 Policy

PLEASE NOTE: The dance cancellation section was updated as of May 2022 to the following: Cancellation is at the discretion of each series’ organizers, based on the changing circumstances of the pandemic.

  1. Masks: All attendees are required to wear a well-fitting N95, KN95, or KF94 mask while inside the Grange building, aside from *briefly* lowering a mask to drink water. 
    • We ask all attendees to bring 2-3 of their favorite N95/KN95/KF94 style masks, so they can swap out when the mask becomes wet. Acceptable masks of a few different styles may be available at the door (for a $1-$2 suggested donation).
    • Band members may unmask when on-stage for some series, but only if they have a negative rapid test on the day of the dance. Event publicity will clearly state whether performers may be unmasked at that specific event.
    • For help acquiring acceptable and authentic masks, check out Project N95
  2. Vaccines and boosters: All attendees are required to provide proof of up-to-date vaccination, meaning a primary vaccination series plus one booster (if eligible for booster). 
    • Acceptable proof includes your vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card, or your digital SMART Health Card. We strongly encourage all attendees to upload a picture of your vaccination card when pre-registering, for faster check-in at the dance.
  3. Attendance cap and registration: Dances will have a registration cap of 150 or fewer, determined by each series. 
    • Pre-registration for each dance will open about a week before the dance. Registrations will be accepted at the door (with vax proof) until we reach the cap. We strongly encourage all attendees to pre-register to claim your spot.
    • Payment will only be accepted at the door (typically cash only).
  4. Testing encouraged, but not required – except in certain cases: We highly encourage all attendees to take a rapid test the day of the event, for an added layer of protection. However, we will not check for proof of a negative test. We do require that you test in these higher-risk circumstances:
    • If you had COVID-19 in the 14 days before the dance, you must have a negative test result, before attending (after your 5-day minimum isolation period has ended and your symptoms are gone).
    • If you had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days before the dance, you must receive a negative rapid test result on the day of the dance, before attending.
    • If a band member wants to unmask while on-stage, they must receive a negative rapid test result on the day of the dance before unmasking.
  5. Exposure notification: All attendees must agree to notify the event organizer (see publicity for the contact person for each dance) if they test positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days following a dance. The organizers will then send out an exposure notification to all attendees, using contact information collected during registration. The COVID-positive attendee’s name will *not* be publicized.
  6. Ventilation: The large roof-to-outdoors ventilation fan will be on and the windows will be open, at a minimum. Additional ventilation measures such as window fans and ceiling fans will also be implemented when possible, following Grange protocol. Attendees should not open/close windows or adjust fans.
  7. No food/drink, except quick water sips: Briefly lowering your mask for a quick sip of water is OK. Bring your own water bottle: water cups will not be provided and the basement water fountains will not be available. Eating inside the building is not permitted – for a mask break, please go outside.
  8. Dance cancellation: Cancellation is at the discretion of each series’ organizers, based on the changing circumstances of the pandemic.
  9. COVID-19 agreement: All attendees are required to sign our COVID-19 agreement during registration (see below).

We are working to create a shared database of vaccine/booster-verified dancers, so that soon you only have to show/upload vaccine proof once, and then you will be verified for all dance series at the Guiding Star Grange. For now, please show/upload your vaccine proof for every dance. Thanks for your patience!

COVID-19 agreement

All attendees must agree to the following during registration:

  1. I will wear a well-fitted N95, KN95, or KF94 mask while inside the Grange building at all times (aside from *briefly* lowering my mask to drink water). I will not eat inside the building. (See www.ProjectN95.com for where to buy vetted masks).
  2. I will not open/close windows or adjust fans to change the ventilation setup.
  3. I will notify the organizers (see contact person listed in publicity) if I test positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days following a dance, so they can provide exposure notifications to all attendees.
  4. I will not attend if I feel ill *in any way*, including experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms such as: cough, congestion or runny nose, headache, fatigue, muscle or body aches, fever or chills, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, and/or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  5. If I had COVID-19 in the 14 days before the dance, I will have a negative test result before attending (after my 5-day minimum isolation period has ended and all symptoms are gone).
  6. If I had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days before the dance, I will receive a negative rapid test result on the day of the dance before attending.
  7. I acknowledge and assume the risk of contracting or being exposed to COVID-19 at this event. I absolve the dance’s organizers, performers, and volunteers, as well as the Guiding Star Grange, its leadership, and its members, of any liability for me contracting or being exposed to COVID-19 at this event.
  8. I will provide proof of up-to-date vaccination (primary series plus 1 booster, if eligible).

FGD Events

Nov062022

Fall Frolic at the Grange

2:00pm-6:00pm

Our Friends of Greenfield Dance is delighted  to announce the 2022 Fall Frolic and 2023 Annual Membership Drive will be held this year on Sunday, November 6, from 2-6 PM.  Bob Isaacs will be back again with his Guest Caller Showcase and the music will be provided live by the illustrious Jesse Ball and Friends…. (Read more…)