Safety Guidelines for Adult Classes

We are continuously monitoring safety guidelines and updating protocols as we have the capacity to do so. Below are our current guidelines and safety protocols for hosting in-person classes.

Kala Safety Guidelines for In Person/On Campus Activities

Requirements for In Person Classes

Waivers & Proof of Vaccination
• Media, liability, cancellation policy, and health waivers are required and must be signed and submitted prior to the start of classes
• As of August 2021, all participants are required to show proof of vaccination in order to participate in any in-person classes. This can be done via email or by showing a physical or digital copy of a vaccination card on the first day of class.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or any illness
• Please refrain from attending classes if you are not feeling well (due to a cold, flu, allergies, etc.) to ensure the safety and well being of participants and teaching artists
• If you or anyone you live or interact with experiences any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or any illness as listed below, please notify Kala staff immediately via phone or e-mail, and refrain from entering Kala facilities.

•Symptoms include: frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell

• If you test positive for COVID-19, please notify Kala staff immediately.
• Learn more at CDC- How to Protect Yourself.

General COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Class Size
Small group sizes of 6-12  will allow for individualized/one-on-one guidance and support, as well as safety.

Mask wearing
• (UPDATED 2/14/23) In alignment with Bay Area public health and local school guidelines, indoor masking at Kala is now recommended but no longer required for staff, program participants, and visitors. We encourage participants to make whatever masking decisions best suit themselves and their families and to respect the decisions of others.
• Anyone who develops symptoms should test immediately and stay home. Anyone who tests positive must follow isolation requirements as defined by the CDC at the time.

Hygiene, Sanitization, Air Circulation
• Kala will provide hand-sanitizer for adults and children to use when entering the building, and in the classrooms.
• There will be open windows, fans, and air purifiers that aid in ventilation of all classroom and teaching spaces.