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   Established 1960



(policy effective April 4, 2022)

For classes and other events:  We strongly encourage everyone to wear masks in the building at all times. The mask must fully cover the mouth and nose.

For Open Training:  Same as above.

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Signing In

Everyone entering the building for any reason must sign in and thereby attest to their health status

  • Students should sign in at the ring where their class is held and need do so only at the first meeting of that class.
  • Anyone entering the building for any reason other than attending a class should sign in (and out) every time, using the sign-in book.

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Other Policies for Classes

In order to keep our instructors and students as safe as possible from COVID-19, the following safety measures will be in place for the duration of the pandemic.

Crowding and congestion will be reduced by measures to include:
  • Smaller classes (in most cases, maximum 6 students)
  • Few or no drop-in classes (to facilitate contact tracing)
  • Fewer classes per night
  • Staggered start times for classes, more time between classes
  • More space between rings, separate entrance/exit gates for each ring
  • Guest crates have been removed (non-members needing crates must carry in/carry out)
  • Designated parking and entrance/exit paths for different classes 

In addition:

  • No open training during class times (aside from instructors who are there teaching at the time)
  • Students are encouraged not to linger before or after class
  • Bring your own water
  • If a student is accompanied by a friend or family member, the person may watch from ringside, but must sign in, attest to their health status, and agree to observe the same guidelines as students
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The Syracuse Obedience Training Club, Inc. 

PO Box 3457, Syracuse NY 13220-3457

A New York State-registered 501(c)3 educational corporation (organized not-for-profit)

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