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COVID-19 FAQs & WAIVER

 

Stardust Dance exists to bring people together for ballroom dancing, instruction, entertainment, all in the most fun resort experience possible, at a reasonable price. Businesses have the legal and ethical obligation to provide a safe environment. We believe requiring vaccinations is the best way to do that, but the inescapable reality of the day, is that we could not offer a Stardust Dance in June, in New York, legally, without meeting that requirement. We therefore require proof of vaccination as a condition for admission to the June event.  Restrictions and guidelines change almost daily. So below is up to date guidelines. 

Please read the following FAQs and Covid-19 waiver below. Upon check-in at the hotel, each staff member and guest will be required to sign the waiver. 

FAQ’S
Q.    What is the refund policy during Covid

A:         Normally, there is no refund if you cancel outside the cancellation policy, but to help people protect our group by staying home if they are feeling covid symptoms, Stardust will transfer your deposit to a future event. On the other hand, if you can’t conform to our Covid practices, while at our event, you will be asked to leave with no refund based on your payment of the full 2-night weekend.

Q:       Will this Stardust Event be the same as I remember?

A:        YES! We have endeavored to keep the best of what we offer with making the adaptations necessary. We will still have a strong program of instruction and entertainment, plus have added some refresher courses. Our attendance that will be allowed is 250 persons. 

Q:       Why are your requiring the covid-19 vaccine?

A:        To reopen. (We don’t want to wait another year.)

 

Q:       Is it legal for you to require the vaccine?

A:        Yes, it’s legal to require the vaccine at our private party- Stardust Dance is a non-essential, recreational event that is optional, given on dates limited to one weekend, for an activity involving close contact, indoors, other than your home. And Stardust is following NY state, Department of health, and County guidelines to open.

 

Q:       Will guests need to wear masks?

A:    Restrictions change constantly. AS OF NOW, NO MASKS, NO SOCIAL DISTANCING!!!!

 

Q:       How will you take care to make sure people comply with the vaccine requirement?

A:       Everyone will email/mail, text copy of vaccine card when you receive your confirmation. All guests without exception, will bring their original vaccine proof card. **SEE BELOW FOR NYS RESIDENTS Participants are advised that misrepresentation of vaccine status will be taken seriously because of the potential affects to other people’s health. Stardust Dance will cooperate with the Department of Health should any outbreak investigations be necessary. Note- the FBI warns that misuse of the CDC/government instrument is a federal crime and may be punishable by $10,000 or 5 years per presentation.

**SEE BELOW FOR NYS RESIDENTS:

Get Started

All guests who have been vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine in New York State must sign up for the Excelsior Pass.

Anyone vaccinated for COVID-19 in the State of New York is eligible for a Pass.

If you have any questions about this, you must call our office 845-794-4982 or email us at linda@stardustdance.com. We will walk you through it if you are having difficulty in signing up. It is an easy 2-minute process. There is no charge for this service. (Because of the fake ID cards being sold, we must make sure our group is safe and no one is coming in with a fake Vaccine card).

Get a Pass To get a Pass, visit the Excelsior Pass website at
https://epass.ny.gov. You will need to provide some basic personal information, including your first and last name, date of birth and zip code. You’ll also need to verify your identity with three “challenge questions” whose answers are unique to you.

Once you’ve retrieved your Pass, you can print it, screenshot it, save it in the Excelsior Pass Wallet app or save it to your Apple Wallet for easy access later. The Excelsior Pass Wallet app is available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and is an easy way to store and present your Pass.

Your Pass is generated based on data available in State immunization and COVID-19 testing databases. If you were fully vaccinated outside of the State of New York, you must show your proof of COVID-19 vaccination, like another mobile application or your original vaccine card, directly at a business or venue.

For more information about getting started with Excelsior Pass, visit NYS GOV’S FAQs

STARDUST DANCE PRODUCTIONS, LTD
COVID-19 WAIVER AND RELEASE

You will be given this waiver to sign on arrival at hotel. Updated 5/227/21                                    
*The cross outs are the restrictions that have been lifted with the CDC and NYS Government

I have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 on or before June 3, 2021.

In consideration of my participation as a guest, dancer, performer, instructor, staff, volunteer or spectator in the Stardust Dance event for June 2021, or any of the foregoing and any ancillary events/activities/operations/related thereto, an “Event,” I acknowledge the contagious nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (“the novel corona virus”) and voluntarily assume the risk that I, may be exposed to or infected by the novel corona virus by attending/or participating in the Event, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.  I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to the novel corona virus by attending and/or participating in the Event may result from actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including but not limited to, other participants or any “Releasee”.  (1) I knowingly and voluntarily agree to comply with and adhere to all Covid-19 related safety and risk mitigation practices during my attendance and participation in the Event, whether communicated verbally or in writing. Such practices may include but are not limited to: (a) VACCINE-fully completing the covid-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to the EVENT; (b) PROOF- New York Excelsior Pass required if I received the vaccine in New York State or bringing the official CDC vaccine card issued to me showing proof of my fully completed vaccination. In the unlikely event of a Covid 19 outbreak, the Department of Health may contact registered attendees as part of their contact tracing investigation; (c) NO DANCING IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM  DURING MEALS (since mixing of dancing while eating indoors is an easily avoidable risk of exposure); (d) MASKS – wearing a Stardust approved face mask, properly. Masks must be approved by Stardust Dance and always worn including when dancing, except during meals. Stardust Dance will provide approved masks: medical grade (Level 3 ASTM F2100). Higher protection N-95 or KN-95 masks are permissible substitutes. No masks with vents are allowed. While strongly discouraged for strenuous activity, guests may wear decorative masks of their own choosing only if worn over, in addition to, a properly fitted, medical grade masks provided. (e) washing hands and/or using hand sanitizer frequently and avoiding touching of the face. (f) Stardust social distance practices (e.g., maintaining 6 feet of space between tables and staying in assigned seats during meals and performances). I acknowledge and agree that that my compliance with these safety and mitigation practices is not only intended for my own benefit, but also for the benefit of other event participants and the “Releasee” parties at the Event. (2) I voluntarily assume the risk that I will neither attend nor participate in an event if I have, within the 14 days prior to the Event: (a) have a suspected/confirmed case of Covid-19; (b) experienced any symptoms of Covid-19 including, without limitation, fever, cough, or shortness of breath; or (c) have been in close contact with a person known to have Covid-19(or any known symptoms thereof). (3)To the fullest extent permissible in applicable law, I and my heirs, assigns, spouses, partners, personal representatives, and/or next of kin, forever WAIVE, RELEASE, DISCHARGE and COVENANT NOT TO SUE STARDUST DANCE PRODUCTIONS LTD, the venue owner(s) of the Event, and their respective owners, officers, directors, employees, contractors, representatives, agents, and affiliates as applicable, any direct or indirect parent or subsidiary, predecessor, successor, heir, assign, media partner, associated charity, sponsor, medical providers of any of the foregoing (collectively the “Releasees”) WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUITS, CLAIMS, OR LOSS AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, AND/OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, IN CONNECTION WITH MY PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL CONDUCT OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. I further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless “Releasees” from any loss, liability, cost or claim and/or damages arising from Participant’s participation in or association with the EVENT, including, but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees. (4) If any of the provisions of the Covid-19 Waiver and Release (“Covid-19 Waiver”) shall be deemed by a court of competent jurisdiction invalid or unenforceable in any respect, then, to the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, all other provisions hereof shall remain in full force and effect. I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE COVID-19 WAIVER. I UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UPSUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY.

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