Last updated: February 21st, 2021
Esh Circus Arts is committed to the safety and health of our staff, students, and community. We have therefore developed a comprehensive plan for reopening the studio based on the standards set forth in the State of Massachusetts’ Reopening Plan as well as the latest public health information and research on safety and COVID-19. We will be following all relevant guidelines for operating during this time in addition to other protocols we are voluntarily putting into place that are specific to Esh and to circus. We are continuing to monitor the latest developments and research regarding this virus, and will update our protocols as it becomes necessary based on new information.
We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to the studio and spending some time upside down! We know that we cannot fully eliminate the risk of COVID-19 from our studio, and that the danger from this pandemic is still present. We have worked hard to reduce the risk to our staff and students as much as possible, and to make Esh as safe as it can be. In circus we often talk about risk mitigation. Our goal in responding to COVID-19 is to take as many harm reduction and risk mitigation measures as we can, communicate clearly about these new policies and procedures, and support the members of our staff and community in making the best choices for themselves about when is the best time to return to circus.
Esh coaches will continue to teach flexibility, contortion, handstands, juggling, ballet barre, dance, and some conditioning classes online for quite a while, so you can continue with online circus if that is the right choice for you! Our community is greater than our physical space.
For those returning to in-person classes: Many things about our day-to-day operations at Esh will be different than they were before, but our commitment to offering world-class circus instruction in a welcoming space remains. We are excited to welcome you back and learn together how we can teach and learn circus in our new circumstances.
Please read the following policies carefully and come to the studio prepared to comply. It is up to all of us to keep each other safe, and these procedures require cooperation from our entire community. If you have any questions, please reach out to the management team at firstname.lastname@example.org.