ARL Dog Sports will follow CDC recommendations and local requirements with regard to COVID-19 during periods of increased COVID-19 cases.
At any time, handlers who have a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days should remain at home. As always, videos of the class are made available to all class participants, and students who stay home can review the class work after the videos are posted.
During periods of increased COVID-19 cases and to the extent possible without causing undue risk of harm to dogs or their human handlers, all classes will be held outdoors. Social distancing will be required, and if distancing is not possible, then masks will be required. Handlers must provide their own masks. Some examples of conditions prohibitive of working outdoors include but are not limited to: adverse weather events, such as lightning or ice storms; extreme cold or heat, or excessively icy/salty or hot asphalt that might result in damage to dogs' foot pads; environmental conditions exceeding dogs' skill level; or other unforeseen events determined by ARL Dog Sports to constitute a greater risk than holding class indoors.