COVID – 19 POLICIES & PROTOCOLS

The BK gang COVID -19 Policy & Protocols 

Our utmost concern is the safety and health of our actors and teachers. We ask that you please adhere to the below COVID-19 policies to keep the studio a safe space to learn and to maintain everyone’s ability to remain healthy, protect their families and work on-set. 

If you are interested in working with the BK gang in-person, please: 

· Read through the full list of protocols below

· Complete the BK gang COVID-19 Waiver and Policy Agreement (including upload of your up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination documentation, including booster). Only actors who complete the verification will be eligible for in-person services. *please note, once we review and notate your documents, we will delete the uploaded file - no image will be kept.

Proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination, including all doses of an approved primary series and booster shot received at least 14 days before your first class or coaching session, is required before enrollment in in-person services 

Actors will be asked to submit a screenshot of their state-issued Vaccine Passport with vaccine dates listed or CDC issued vaccination card. We will notate the provided documentation and then delete the upload – no image will be kept.

Mask Requirements in the studio will be based on the CDC COVID-19 Community Level.C

  • If the transmission level for New York City is “Low” or “Green,” masks will be optional in the studio. 

  • If the Level is “Medium”/“Yellow” or above, high-quality masks must be worn at all times in the studio and all areas of the building, except while working in front of camera. If your mask does not meet our criteria, you may be asked to wear a studio provided KN95.

Frequent testing is strongly encouraged by  

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms1,  or been a “close contact”2   to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past five days, you will not be allowed to return to class without documentation of a negative test (photo of a rapid test or documentation of a laboratory-confirmed test). If you test positive for COVID-19, in addition to proof of a negative, per CDC recommendations , a full five days must pass before returning to the studio. 

1 Re: symptoms: the CDC defines “having a fever” as “having a measured temperature of 100.4 °F [38 °C]† or greater, or feels warm to the touch, or gives a history of feeling feverish” 

2 “Close Contact” as defined by the CDC: Close Contact through proximity and duration of exposure: Someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory or home rapid-test confirmed or a clinical diagnosis ) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). An infected person can spread SARS-CoV-2 starting 2 days before they have any symptoms (or, for asymptomatic people, 2 days before the positive specimen collection date).

Food and Drink allowances will be informed by the Mask Requirements. 

· If the level for New York City is “Low” or “Green,” food and drink will be allowed in the studio 

· If the level is “Medium”/“Yellow” or above, and therefore masks mandatory, only beverages will be allowed. 

Please stay home if you are sick. Everyone’s health and safety depends on it. 

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you must notify the studio immediately and will not be allowed to attend class until your symptoms have subsided and you can provide documentation of a negative test.. 

Any person arriving at the studio exhibiting symptoms will be sent home.

  • If you are registered for an in-person workshop with Bob and test positive for COVID-19 after the cancellation deadline - upon receipt of proof of a positive COVID-19 test (either laboratory-confirmed or picture of a home rapid test), we will push your payment forward to the next-scheduled workshop of the same level.  After that you will forfeit your payment, so we encourage all actors to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines outside of class time as well.

  • If you are registered for an in-person coaching session and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, but feel up to working, please contact the coach as soon as possible to see if they are able to switch your appointment to a Zoom session.

  • If you are registered for an in-person coaching session and test positive for COVID-19 after the cancellation deadline - upon receipt of proof of a positive COVID-19 test (either laboratory-confirmed or picture of a home rapid test), we will push your payment forward to a future coaching session with the same associate coach.

  • If you are registered for an in-person on-going class that does not currently allow subs, and test positive for COVID-19 after the cancellation deadline - upon receipt of proof of a positive COVID-19 test (either laboratory-confirmed or picture of a home rapid test), we will push your payment for the missed class(es) forward to the next cycle of the continuing class (which will require a full month’s commitment, you will be credited for the week(s) missed due to symptomatic COVID-19 illness for as long as you are testing positive). 

  • If you are in an on-going class that expressly allows subs and test positive for COVID-19, please find a substitute as soon as possible.  If you have already utilized your one-allowed sub for the month, we will waive the monthly sub limit and deadline to notify your teacher with documentation of a positive COVID-19 test (either laboratory-confirmed or picture of a home rapid test) for as long as you are testing positive.

If a COVID-19 infection is reported, the class will be notified of the exposure immediately with instructions for quarantine and testing. Anyone with a positive test will not be allowed to return to class until at least a full five days has passes and upon providing documentation of a negative test (either laboratory-confirmed or picture of a home rapid test).

 

We reserve the right to transition any in-person service (workshop, on-going class or coaching session) to an on-line format for any COVID-19-related reason (including but not limited to student outbreak, teacher illness, community outbreak or government shutdown).  No refunds or credits will be issued for such unforeseen events.