The COVID situation has attained a reasonably steady state, in terms of prevalence and severity of the active covid variant. If there is a significant change to the virus itself or general population immunity, Tapestry's current policies may change.
Our community remains divided in its level of risk tolerance for dance events, as well as beliefs around communal responsibility for spread of illness. Over the past year, however, more dance communities have chosen to reduce or remove restrictions, and dancers have increasingly become comfortable with supporting individual choice to mask as an acceptable option for risk reduction.
- Although some of our community members do remain at higher risk for complications related to COVID and other illnesses, the majority of our broad community appears comfortable participating in events without significant restrictions. For Tapestry to remain financially sustainable, it needs to attune to the preferences of that majority.
- There are opportunities available for risk reduction for those who are concerned. The Tapestry building has a sophisticated ventilation system, which features a CO2 detection system that automatically increases the air intake to 100% outdoor air when levels of CO2 rise due to rise in occupancy and activity level, and Merv-10 filters which can remove viral particles. A detailed description of the ventilation system is available upon request.
- KN-95 masks are available free to anyone, upon request, at our admission desks. Masking is encouraged, especially for those at higher risk, but is not required.
- We care about and will monitor outcomes. Since the beginning of the pandemic, no cases of COVID transmission have been associated with any Tapestry event. We have and continue to request that anyone testing positive for COVID after attending a Tapestry event be reported to (Enter email here?) So that we can continue to assess our community’s success in moving to a less restrictive model.
Your safety and health are important to us. If you are showing symptoms, we kindly ask you to please stay home.