DANCE COMMUNITY COVID SOLIDARITY PLEDGE
The COVID-19 virus has threatened the health and well-being of the dance community across the nation and around the world. Recently, there has been virus transmission in the DC, Maryland & Virginia (DMV) dance community, despite the vast majority of community leaders recognizing the inherent risk of partner dancing and refraining from hosting any events. Therefore, the leaders of the DMV social dance community affirm and agree to abide by the following solidarity pledge, and we ask that you join us in protecting your community by adding your name, and sharing publicly to make your position clear.
· Not to organize, host, promote, or attend social dance events until there is a significant, sustained decrease in the risk of the pandemic.
· To acknowledge regulated, controlled & law-abiding operations conducted by dance-oriented businesses, such as small classes or rehearsals that practice social distancing, no partner changing, and mask wearing.
· To abide by active government ordinances & mandates at a minimum, and to self-impose stricter practices as appropriate in recognition of the inherent risk associated with partner dancing.
· To abide by this pledge through the winter months at a minimum, understanding that it's impossible to predict when circumstances will make this pledge obsolete.
Please consider not only signing, but sharing the link to this pledge on social media, as it's the public declaration of solidarity in purpose that will have a positive influence on our community.
WE CAN ONLY BEAT THIS WITH COLLECTIVE ACTION!