ODC COVID-19 Operation Guidelines

ODC COVID-19 Operation Guidelines
Updated October 15, 2021

ODC is listening to and following guidelines from the San Francisco Department of Public Health as it pertains to all of our in-person and campus activities.

We have a team of Health & Safety Coordinators on our staff and are working diligently to create plans that are safe and suitable for everyone as ODC is given permissions to reopen to the public for in-person activities.


For the health and safety of yourself and others, all participants are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated (“fully vaccinated” means two weeks after completion of the recommended vaccination series) to participate in in-person activities, including classes, performances, and other events. To show proof of vaccination, we ask that you show either your physical vaccination card or a photo of your card upon arrival at either the ODC Dance Commons or ODC Theater's Box Office. All staff and faculty working on site at the ODC Dance Commons and ODC Theater are fully vaccinated.

At this time we are unable to invite anyone who is not fully vaccinated, including those under 12 years old, indoors at our facilities, which include ODC Dance Commons and ODC Theater. 

Effective Saturday, October 16, 2021

Consistent with guidance from the San Francisco Department of Public Health, face masks are optional inside designated studios while dancing, rehearsing, or participating in a fitness class at ODC, effective Saturday, October 16. Proof of vaccination and advanced reservations are still required (no drop-ins) for students taking class. Audiences attending a performance at ODC Theater or ODC Dance Commons are still required to wear masks at all times. 

ODC Dance Commons and ODC Theater are multi-use spaces. We ask that you please wear a mask upon entering the buildings and when in common spaces, such as the main lobbies, hallways, stairwells, elevators, or restrooms. If you’d like, you are welcome to remove your mask while inside your designated studio space. Please place your mask back on promptly after class or rehearsal and while exiting the building.

We recognize that habits and comfort with changing safety mandates are different for everyone. The health and safety of our community is our top priority. Our HVAC systems have been upgraded to deliver hospital-grade filtration and air exchange speeds as well as better climate control in every space. For additional ventilation, and as weather and air quality permits, studios with doors and windows to the outside can remain open. All dance and fitness classes continue to operate with limited capacities.

Friendly housekeeping reminders:

  • Proof of vaccination is required for all in-person activities
  • Advance registration is required for all in-person activities
  • If you experience headaches, coughing, sneezing, or fevers or have had known exposure to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please stay home. 
  • If you prefer to join us from home, virtual offerings are available.

View FAQ about returning to in-person classes and events at odc.dance/reopening/faq

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