New Columbia Swing COVID Policies and FAQs

Last update: November 1, 2021

We're excited to begin hosting dance events once again! As we all navigate this new landscape, we want you to know what to expect.  Here is a summary of our current policies around vaccination, mask wearing, and everything you need to know to help protect your fellow dancers and yourself.

These policies are subject to change as the situation evolves.

Our Policies

  1. Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required at all our in-person events. Full vaccination means two weeks after your last dose of an FDA-authorized vaccine, excluding any booster shots. We are not currently making any exceptions for any purpose.
  2. Until further notice, mask wearing is required at our events. This means wearing a mask when you are indoors as well as when you are outdoors in our main activity spaces such as the Bumper Car Pavilion.
  3. We will be using the DancerVax vaccine verification system to check vaccination records.  You are strongly encouraged to upload your record to DancerVax so that it can be verified ahead of time, and so that it only needs to be examined once.  You can see further instructions below.
  4. If you are not registered with DancerVax, you are also welcome to bring a physical copy or a photo of your vaccination card to be reviewed at the door.
  5. Please bring a valid photo ID.  That way we can verify vaccination records at check-in.
  6. Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but is not currently required.  We will be collecting name and email address information for all attendees, including those who sign up at the door.
  7. Please practice good hygiene, including regular hand washing or use of hand sanitizer.  We will provide hand sanitizer at the door.
  8. If you are exhibiting COVID symptoms, or if you believe that you may have had recent exposure to COVID and have not yet received a negative test result, please do not attend our events.  We are happy to process a refund for anyone who cannot attend for these reasons; email us at info@newcolumbiaswing.org

How to use DancerVax:

  1. Go to https://dancervax.org/.
  2. Create an account with DancerVax, either by using your email address and a password or by linking to your Google or Facebook account.
  3. Check your inbox for a verification email.  Click on the link in the verification email to confirm your email address.
  4. Log in to DancerVax, upload your vaccination record, and fill out the associated form.
  5. Once your record has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a final verification email. You're all set!

NOTE: New Columbia Swing is not currently permitting exceptions to full vaccination for any purpose.  If you enter a medical or religious exemption into DancerVax, this will not permit you to attend NCS events.

Additional Questions

Still have questions?  Please contact us at info@newcolumbiaswing.org.  We’ll see you soon on the dance floor!

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