COVID Safety Protocols in Phase 5

!!! UPDATE: August 15 !!!

Masks required for all students, regardless of vaccination status.

Since March 2020, Enso has been following guidance from the City of Chicago and State of Illinois, based on the best available science, to keep our students and families safe from COVID-19 during trainings and events. As of June 14, those same scientists and leaders declared that Chicago and Illinois are moving to “Phase 5” — an almost full “re-opening” of life as we once knew it, with no capacity limits and very few mask requirements.

Like you, we are rejoicing at the prospect of a more “normal” summer and getting back to many of the people and places we’ve missed so much. But, also like you, we’re giving a lot of thought to what all these changes mean to our lives and to Enso.

As of June 14, 2021, here are our new training protocols regarding COVID-19 safety:

  • Masks will not be required for those who provide proof of vaccination. We understand some students may still prefer to wear a mask during training, and we welcome you to do so. However, we will no longer require masks for fully vaccinated students — defined by 2 full weeks after either the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you wish to train without a mask, please present proof of your vaccination through our secure MindBody Online system, which we also use to process tuition payments and make event reservations, by following the steps below.
  • Masks will still be required for children under 12, any other unvaccinated individuals, or anyone who cannot present proof of vaccination. Many of our students are young children who haven’t had the opportunity to be vaccinated, and we will continue doing our very best to keep them safe.
  • Mask rules apply to both indoor and outdoor events. We plan to host some outdoor activities later this summer, and we will enforce the same mask rules in all training settings.
  • Class sizes will remain limited, and advance reservations will still be required. We are increasing class sizes to 25 in Hyde Park, 20 in Oak Park, and 18 at Latin Street Dance. To ensure an appropriately sized class, we are still asking student to make advance reservations.

How to provide proof of vaccination

Step 1: Click here to access Enso’s MindBodyOnline (MBO) system, which we use to manage a number of our systems. You may recognize it from your last Online Exam or special seminar!

Step 2: Click on the “My Info” tab, and then click on “Documents.”

Step 3: Click “Choose File,” and then find the image you’ve taken of your vaccination card. Many types of documents are accepted, including: bmp, doc, docx, gif, jpg, jpeg, mov, pdf, png, ppt, pptx, rtf, tif, tiff, txt, xls, xlsx, zip. Once you find the file, click “upload,” and you are done!

Alternatively: If you prefer, you can bring your/your child’s vaccination card(s) with you to your next in-person class, and an instructor will take a photograph of your vaccination card to upload to our system later.