COVID-19 Protocol

COVID-19 Protocol

The following protocol is for all group classes until further notice:

  • In person classes will be limited to three teams. Only one family member can attend with each dog.
  • When you arrive to class, please remain in your car until instructed to exit. All students from previous class must leave the training facility before the next class can enter.
  • Registration and payment for classes will be done online or via phone. Written materials for the class will be distributed electronically.
  • Face coverings are required for students and instructors in group classes.
  • All students must maintain a minimum 6′ between themselves and other teams.
  • Class sizes must be limited so as to comply with all Maine CDC group size and social distancing protocols.
  • Where possible barriers will be used to facilitate social distancing protocols.
  • No interaction between dogs allowed.
  • Students many only touch or interact with their own dog.
  • Students must bring all their own personal training items. All items must be removed when the student/client leaves.
  • All equipment that is provided by the instructor and comes in contact with a student will be disinfected after each student and between classes.
  • NO BATHROOM FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE.
  • Hand sanitizer, paper towels, and disinfecting wipes will be made readily available by the operator.
  • Common surfaces will be sanitized by the operator between classes.
  • A list by day will be maintained of every person who has entered a training facility with name and contact information, phone, and email. This is necessary to assist in contact tracing should the need arise.

Specific Health Monitoring Requirements for Students

  • If a student or a member of their household has known contact with an individual determined to have the COVID-19 virus they must refrain from attending classes for a minimum of 14 days and follow the Maine CDC’s recommendations for reporting and self-quarantine.
  • A student may not attend class if a member of their household has traveled out of state and is required to self-quarantine per Maine CDC protocol.
  • Students must stay home if they or any member of their household have any symptoms of illness. If a student arrives with symptoms they will be asked to leave immediately and anyone that was on the property while they were there will be notified.