MJM Covid Procedures

Covid Liability Waiver and Indemnification:

By purchasing a Mister John’s Music class, all registrants are agreeing that participation in the aforementioned is voluntary, assume the risk associated with exposure to Covid-19 by participation in a public gathering, and agree to waive any and all liability against Mister John’s Music and any Hosting Location, and any of the the owners, officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, and employees, or other representatives of such entities for exposure to Covid-19, as fully described in an foregoing Waiver of Liability and Indemnification statement.

    Capacity:

    As per Philadelphia guidelines, we will not be gathering in groups of more than 25 indoors, even with masks and distancing. Due to social-distancing limitations, only one caregiver may attend per enrolled child. It is strongly recommended that it be the same caregiver throughout the duration of the session if at all possible.  People who are at high-risk for Covid-19 are advised not to attend class.

    Pods:

    Each class is its own distinct pod.  The day of the week is not a pod.  The teacher is not part of the pod due to absolute adherence to the strictest preventative and transmission guidelines.  These include: Strict usage of PPE, including N95 masks when physical distancing cannot be maintained (i.e. temperature checks), additional faceshield, no physical contact with attendees, no overlap of props/devices, strict hand-hygiene and self-screening, and extra measures to have create physical distance above required minimums.

    Health Pre-Screenings:

    Caregivers are required to pre-screen themselves and their children before coming to class. 

    1. Do you, your child, or anyone in your household have either cough or shortness of breath? If YES to either, do not come to class.

    2. Do you, your child, or anyone in your household have any of the following? Fever, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, headache, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion/runny nose, new loss of taste or smell. If YES to 2 or more, do not come to class.

    3. Have you, your child, or anyone in your household been exposed to anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days? If YES, do not come to class.  Please contact your medical provider to discuss the best course of action for your family.

    Temperature Checks:

    All Mister John’s Music ECE teachers will use a no-touch thermometer on all adults and children entering the building, wiping the thermometer with alcohol in between each use.  If a caregiver or child has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will be asked to return home.

    Mask-wearing:

    Children 2 years and older should be encouraged to wear a facemask. Mask wearing may be more challenging for younger children and enforcement of this policy is at the discretion of the attending caregiver.  All adults are required to wear a face-mask without exception.   The teacher will be wearing a mask and/or a faceshield at all times in the Hosting Location.

    Hand Hygiene:

    Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry and use is highly encouraged by all participants.

    Physical-Distancing Guidelines:

    Bring a blanket/ground cover to establish your area in the space.  Please observe all current Philadelphia social-distancing guidelines (keeping a 6-feet distance between families, avoid hugging/handshaking, no food/drink, etc.)  Caregivers are responsible for corralling their child(ren) to ensure that they remain in their designated area as best as possible.  We are depending on our caregivers to be patient, respectful, intuitive and communicative to ensure the comfort and safety of all participants.

    Props:

    Mister John’s Music will not be sharing props/instruments.  Please refrain from sharing your own toys/props.  A list of links to affordable, frequently-used classroom props is available for you below or feel free to bring your own!  We will regularly have songs/activities that use shakers, drums, castanets, and xylophones.  Extra items that might be nice to bring with you include scarves, balls, finger puppets, rainsticks, and toy ukes/guitars.

    Make-ups: 

    Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, Mister John’s Music is offering fewer classes with very limited capacity.  Each of these groups is an isolated pod, therefore, we will be unable to offer make-ups should you miss a class.  

    Refunds:  

    Once a session begins, there are no tuition refunds.  Many classes sell-out and have waitlists.  In signing up for a session, parents understand that they are securing this slot for their child whether or not they end up attending.  This is a standard policy for all families who enroll.  However, if you’re unable to attend and would like to transfer the registration to a friend for the duration of your. session, just email Mister John.  

    Exposure Procedures:

    It is at Mister John’s Music’s and hosting location’s discretion to refuse participation in class should they deem it necessary.

    For the purpose of this plan, a Covid exposure, as currently defined by the CDC, is: 

    1. You were within 6 feet of someone who has a confirmed case of Covid-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more.

    2. You provided care at home to someone who is sick with Covid-19.

    3. You had direct physical contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Covid-19. (hugged or kissed them)

    4. You shared eating or drinking utensils with someone who has a confirmed case of Covid-19.

    5. Someone who has a confirmed case of Covid-19 sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you.

    Classroom Exposure:

    If there is a known case of exposure in the hosting location, meaning a person with a confirmed case of Covid-19 has entered the classroom, in addition to the stringent, pre-existing cleaning measures, there will be a terminal clean.

    Teacher Exposure:

    Any Mister John’s Music teacher who develops symptoms of COVID-like illness (see pre-screening above) will not teach.  Depending on the circumstances, either another teacher will substitute the class in-person or the class will be held via Zoom.

    Student/Caregiver Exposure:

    Should any of your attendees or anyone in your household, have a known direct exposure to someone who has a confirmed case of Covid-19, it is required that you do not come to class and contact Mister John immediately at john@misterjohnsmusic.com.

    Notifications and Exposure Contingency Plan:

    If an attendee has a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19, Mister John’s Music will:

    1. Call the Philadelphia Department of Public Health at 215-685-5488 for contact tracing purposes and further instruction.

    2. Although risk of transmission would be extremely unlikely based upon safety guidelines in place, all attendees in the same pod  (see above exposure definition), will be notified and classes will resume via Zoom for this pod for two weeks, after which we will return to in-person classes.  Any classroom attendee who develops symptoms should contact their healthcare provider to request testing.

    3. In accordance with PDPH guidance, all Covid-19 positive individuals should remain home until all of the following are true:

    a. At least 14 days since the onset of symptoms AND

    b. Fever-free without fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND

    c. Symptoms are improving.

    If a teacher has a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19, Mister John’s Music will:

    1. Call the Philadelphia Department of Public Health at 215-685-5488 for contact tracing purposes and further instruction.

    2. Although risk of transmission would be extremely unlikely based upon safety guidelines in place, all attendees (see above exposure definition), will be notified and classes will resume via Zoom for two weeks, after which we will return to in-person classes.  Any classroom attendee who develops symptoms should contact their healthcare provider to request testing.

    3. In accordance with PDPH guidance, all Covid-19 positive individuals should remain home until all of the following are true

    a. At least 14 days since the onset of symptoms AND

    b. Fever-free without fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND

    c. Symptoms are improving.

    Recommended Materials for Classes:
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    Hosting Location Procedures:

    Fitler Club

    Stroller Parking:

    Stollers may be parked outside of the entrance or  in the vestibule directly inside the entrance.  While this is a secluded entry point, there is no locking mechanism at Fitler Club so please plan accordingly.  Mister John’s Music and Fitler Club are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

    Building Entrance Procedures:

    There is a separate entrance for Fitler Club Ballroom events at 24th and Ludlow at the street level.  Please show up on time for your class.  Your teacher will be responsible for opening the door for students 5 minutes before class start time and at start time the door will be closed and locked.  We will check for late-comers ten minutes into class and after that point your teacher will remain in the upstairs in the classroom.  While awaiting entrance, please observe Philadelphia social-distancing guidelines.

    Details about the space:

    The Fitler Club Ballroom is a 4000+sqft space.  There will be an “X” on the floor detailing where your blanket should be centered to ensure that we are following distancing guidelines.  No food is allowed in the studio and please be sure to pack out all dirty diapers.

      Three Queens Yoga

      Stroller Parking:

      Stollers may be parked on the east wall inside the gates.  While this is a tucked away alleyway, there is no locking mechanism at Three Queens Yoga so please plan accordingly.  Mister John’s Music and Three Queens Yoga are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

      Building Entrance Procedures:

      Please show up on time for your class.  Your teacher will be responsible for opening the door for students 5 minutes before class start time and at start time the door will be closed and locked.  We will check for late-comers ten minutes into class and after that point your teacher will remain in the upstairs in the classroom.  While awaiting entrance, please observe Philadelphia social-distancing guidelines.

      Details about the space:

      The Three Queens Yoga studio is an upstairs, shoe-free studio.  Please take your shoes off before entering the studio.  There will be an “X” on the floor detailing where your blanket should be centered to ensure that we are following distancing guidelines.  While the studio has a HEPA filter installed in their HVAC system, we will also be ventilating the classroom between classes.  No food is allowed in the studio and please be sure to pack out all dirty diapers.