COVID-19

PRECAUTIONS

AT SECRET CIRCUS SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. 
UPDATE: As of august 12, 2021
Masks are once again required by the City of philadelphia indoors despite vaccination status.


Starting Sept 1, 2021:
Dear Community,

Due to the rising cases of Covid in Philadelphia, and the quick spread of the Delta variant, we must do our part to keep our community safe.

 

As of September 1, Secret Circus will require full vaccination in order to enter our studio. Exceptions will be made for those not yet eligible, meaning youth under the age of 12 years or those with a written exemption from a doctor.

 

Masking will be mandatory even if you are vaccinated due to the Philadelphia Health Department guidelines starting August 12th. Hopefully more people will start getting vaccinated and our city can open back up. We can lift or mask mandates when the city does, but we will still require vaccination.

As of April 20th, 2021 ALL coaches have been vaccinated for Covid-19!

We have always gone above and beyond to make sure our rigging was is above industry standard, our equipment is high quality and regularly inspected, our policies reflect our care for proper progression, and our coaches are well- trained and qualified.

But safety isn't just about inspections and using mats. We also care about your mental health and well being, as well as your concern about Covid-19. 

We have taken time to really think about the efforts we can take to make you (and our coaches) feel safe, while still getting back to in-person classes. We have spelled these all out in the News section in our "re-opening newsletter,"  so please go there to get a full, detailed look at what coming to our studio will look like. We will be updating these procedures as needed.

 

Here is an overview of the things we are doing to mitigate your risk for those still compromised or not yet vaccinated.

1.

All clients will be required to wear a mask upon entry as of 8/12 even if they are fully vaccinated. All clients will be asked to wash hands at our designated hand washing station. Clients are instructed to leave personal items (aside from a notebook and water bottle and cell phones or camera) outside the studio. Temperature screenings are mandatory upon entry.  We will no longer be temperature screening at the studio. The Philly Dept. of Health no longer recommends it as an effective method of screening Covid-19. Please pre-screen at home and keep an eye on any symptoms. 

2.

Hand sanitizer is in the space, and you will be required to use it before touching rosin or chalk bins. 

3.

Students over the age of 12 must show proof of vaccination or have a written note of exemption from an MD.

4.

Space is limited and although we are starting to open up our class capacitates we will not be hosting large parties at this time.

5.

When unable to wash Silks/sling will be either washed or sprayed with Vital Oxide and then left to dry thoroughly. This is a disinfectant that kills Coronavirus and is safe for use on aerial fabrics. Trapeze ropes and aerial ropes will also be sprayed and left to dry before re-use.

6.

Milgo Plus disinfectant cleaner will be used on all mats and other surfaces that can be wiped down. Milgo Plus is a cleaner used for managing microbial activity on material and kills MRSA, Hepatitus C, Pseudomonas, Legionella, Human Coranavirus, SARS Associated Coronavirus, HIV-1 and many other microorganisms. UV Light sanitizer wands will be used on all surfaces that cannot be washed. 

7.

The floor, trapeze, ropes, hoops, slings, and all other surfaces will be cleaned with an industrial fogger between classes. Cleaner used:

Petra ULV500 Professional Surface Cleaner (HOCl)/Hypochlorous Acid​​

  • It’s the main substance that your white blood cells produce to fight off infections.

  • 80x stronger than bleach

  • Green, natural, and safe

  • Works at the microscopic level for a deep hygienic clean in the cracks of your surfaces

  • 80x MORE EFFECTIVE THAN BLEACH: Petra ULV500 Professional Surface Cleaner is the result of an advanced production technology that produces Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) – the best germ killer known to mankind. HOCl has been used for nearly 200 years and is 80 times more effective as a bacteria killer than bleach.

  • ORGANIC: Petra ULV500 Professional Surface Cleaner is an all-natural, powerhouse of a cleaner. It is an easy, green, non-toxic cleaner.

  • USE ON ALL SURFACES, INCLUDING THOSE CONTACTING FOOD: Residue and scent-free results on highchairs, car seats, strollers, countertops, changing tables, floors, tablets, toys, laminate, furniture, granite, glass, metal, painted surfaces, plastic, porcelain, ovens, quartz, sealed & unsealed stone, sinks, stainless steel, toilets, vinyl, walls, and any other water-safe surface.

  • Petra ULV500 Professional Surface Cleaner

  • provides super strength germ-killing ability, while keeping children and families completely safe from any harmful chemicals.