RED level requirements at BACDS dances
This web page is based on the policy adopted by the BACDS Board at the
March 2022 meeting and updated at the August 2022 meeting. The Board will
monitor the situation and change policy as needed.
Community-level COVID status in BACDS' region is checked weekly, and is updated here if/when that changes. Our current status is
At red level attendees at BACDS events (dancers, organizers, callers, musicians, sound, observers) must:
At Red level, a dance may only offer refreshments to be consumed outdoors.
Bring a negative COVID test result taken within six hours before arrival at the dance event.
This could be with an antigen at-home rapid test or
NAAT test (a PCR test, if it can be processed quickly enough, would also be
acceptable). Attendees should bring their negative test, or a time-stamped photo of the
negative test, to the dance. (Note that testing supplies are not considered
medical waste when the test is negative and may be thrown in the trash).
Show proof of full vaccination (initial vaccination + at least 1 booster (bivalent booster required as of February 1 2023)). (Organizers may retain a list of who has provided vaccination documentation and not require them to keep doing it).
Answer each checklist question at each BACDS dance, be able to attend according to
those criteria, and agree to follow BACDS procedures and to notify BACDS if
they become infected (tests positive or shows symptoms) within two days
after attending that dance.
Wear a KF94, KN95 or N95-comparable mask at all times in the dance space, stepping outside the dance space
even to drink water. Musicians on a stage well-separated from the crowd may wear lesser masks
designed to allow playing instruments.
In late February 2022 the CDC released a new set of color-coded maps with
three tiers to convey varying risk levels. California Department of Public
Health has deferred to the CDC's color-coded risk tiers, so BACDS is basing
its reopening requirements on these risk tiers (green, yellow, red).
This link explains the tiers
and general CDC recommendations for safety at each tier.
This link preselects a California view; the map shows relevant Bay Area county levels.
This link gives an up to date printout of COVID vaccinations so you don't have to carry that card around with you.
It can be saved/downloaded to a smartphone to show as proof of full vaccination.