Berea Christmas Country Dance School
Covid-19 Policy

Updated 9.18.2022:

Plans are underway for a joyful Christmas School in December! The well-being of all participants is our highest priority. Given the nature of our facilities and our proximity to one another during the week, we have developed the following policies. Please note, under current policy masks will be required for all BCCDS activities.

These policies may be amended at any time. Updates will be posted on the BCCDS website; any significant changes will also be announced via email to registered participants and staff.

Berea CCDS cannot guarantee that anyone will not contract Covid-19 during the week. By registering and attending, all participants voluntarily assume all risks related to Covid-19 exposure.


All participants must present proof of up-to-date vaccinations in order to register. Up to date vaccination is considered both:

  • Two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
  • At least one booster shot no less than 5 months after completion of the primary series of Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccines or 2 months after the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

Taking the new fall 2022 booster shot for the Omicron variant at least two weeks before arrival at Berea CCDS is strongly recommended.


All BCCDS participants and staff must wear a well-fitting mask at all times while inside campus buildings used for BCCDS activities. Gaiters, face shields, or goggles or other loose-fitting masks are insufficient. Unmasking will be allowed for dance callers at microphone, musicians playing wind instruments, and when playing JUBO or recorder in class.

Self Evaluation

If you have any symptoms of Covid, Flu or cold, do not come to campus. A negative rapid test is insufficient to prove the absence of Covid.


PCR Tests: We recommend getting a PCR test 2 to 3 days before traveling to BCCDS.

Rapid Tests: Every person must bring three rapid tests, the first to be taken within two hours of arrival at BCCDS and show a photograph of the results when registering at Seabury Center. A second rapid test must be taken the morning of the second full day (12/28) and the results shown to BCCDS administration; the other should be saved in case another round of testing is needed.

Reporting & Isolation

Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms during the week will be required to suspend class/activity participation, isolate safely, and report symptoms to Joe Tarter, Director, or Laurie White, Assistant Director. Participants who have symptoms or test positive during the week will not be allowed to return to campus.

Withdrawal/Cancellation Policy

We have revised our cancellation policy to provide flexibility for COVID-19-related cancellations. For any participant with a positive diagnosis, symptoms, or exposure to COVID-19 within two weeks of the of the event, we have waived the cancellation fee and can issue a full refund up to 12/26/22. Participants should contact the Director immediately so that a refund can be processed. There will be no refunds after 12/26/22.

Joe Tarter, Director, and the BCCDS Board