MALT COVID-19 Policy

We believe we can be together as a community, and have joyful, engaging and social experiences together.

We are committed to the health and safety of our teachers, students and community, and are carefully monitoring COVID-19.

We have carefully considered the advice from the CDC, as well as the Philadelphia Health Department, and we have developed the following safety measures for all of our classes and events.

These measures will be updated as needed to reflect changing guidelines.

Updated 8/11/2021, Effective until 12/31/21

  • MALT requires that our teachers and students, including fully vaccinated people, wear masks at our indoor classes.
  • MALT will provide hand sanitizer for each class
  • We will host our classes in rooms that have enough space to spread out with at least 3 feet of social distance, and we will limit the attendance to accommodate the class location.
  • Dance Classes – We strongly encourage students to take classes with a partner. You will not be asked to change partners.
  • If you are not feeling well please do not attend class.
  • Teachers and students will be informed of the class location’s Covid-19 policy prior to class if it differs from MALT policy.

Updated 11/19/2021, Effective 1/1/22

For the Winter 2022 term:

Only fully vaccinated* students and teachers will be able to participate in our indoor adult classes and activities. Unvaccinated students and teachers are invited to join us and participate in our online and outdoor classes. 

When registering for indoor classes adult students will be reminded of our policy and asked to bring their vaccination card, or a photo of their vaccination card, to the first session of each class they register for, and a MALT teacher or staff member will check them in. Masks are strongly encouraged while taking an indoor class.

For our indoor kids classes, ages 18 and younger, all of our teachers will be vaccinated. Students and teachers will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. Students under age 18 do not have to share vaccination status. 

For our outdoor classes, vaccination is encouraged but not required. Students are encouraged to wear a mask unless they are able to keep a social distance of six feet or more.

In addition, MALT will:

  • Provide hand sanitizer for each class
  • We will host our classes in rooms that have enough space to spread out with at least 3 feet of social distance, and we will limit the attendance to accommodate the class location.
  • Partner Dance Classes – We strongly encourage students to take classes with a partner. You will not be asked to change partners.
  • If you are not feeling well please do not attend class.
  • Teachers and students will be informed of the class location’s Covid-19 policy prior to class if it is more comprehensive than MALT’s Covid-19 policy.

* Full vaccination is considered two weeks after a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and two weeks after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

City of Philadelphia, Department of Health Updates

CDC COVID-19 Guidance

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