Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy

IN-PERSON OPEN STUDIO/CLASS SAFETY PROTOCOL             

Updated 9/9/22

Please note that open studio/class days/times may be changed and/or reduced to accommodate future in-person classes or updated recommendations by health officials.

TACHP BUILDING SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Protocols were based on the following:

BUILDING ENTRY and MASK POLICY

Face masks are strongly recommended for visitors to the first floor galleries. Face Masks are required for all individuals in all classes, classrooms, and for anyone on visiting the lower studio level.

CLASSROOM PROTOCOL

  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled class time. You may not enter your classroom if there is another class present.
  • Please go straight to your classroom and check in with your instructor upon entering the building
  • Class sizes are based on the size of the classroom and student age.
  • Masks must remain on for the entire time during class and on the studio level, including hallways and restrooms.

CLEANING

TAC facility staff will continue following a scheduled cleaning protocol but all students, faculty and staff are requested to consistently clean any surface they contact during their sessions.

  • Hand sanitizer is located in each classroom and around the building.
  • Please wash your hands often. There are contactless soap and paper towel dispensers in every classroom and bathroom
  • Our HVAC system constantly circulates fresh air into the rooms

GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Please use a paper towel or disinfecting wipe to open the bathroom doors and avoid bare-hand touch of common surface.
  • Elevator allows for two people at one time.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

  • Due to COVID-19 infections, TAC is requiring all in-person students, ages 5 and up, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • In-person students unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can show proof of medical exemption by your medical provider to the Director of Education or the Executive Director.

EXPOSURE TO COVID-19

  • Any individual exposed to COVID-19 – exposure was less than 15 minutes and while wearing a mask – may attend provided they wear a tight-fitting mask (N95 or Kn95), are not exhibiting any symptoms, and maintain social distancing while at TAC.
  • Any individual directly exposed to COVID-19 – standing within 6 ft. of infected individual for 15 minutes or longer, without masks – must not return to TAC for 10 days from date of exposure, regardless of vaccination status.
  • They may return to TAC only after receiving a negative COVID-19 test taken 5 days after the date of exposure AND are not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • TAC will only accept COVID-19 test results from a Rapid antigen or PCR test administered at a testing facility or other medical location by a medical professional.

TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

  • Any individual that tests positive for COVID-19 must quarantine (not return to TAC for 10 days) starting from date of exposure.
  • If you begin to show symptoms, the 10 days’ restarts.
  • Individuals may return to TAC before 10 days after receiving a negative COVID-19 test result, taken 5 days after initial test date OR onset of symptoms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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• They may return to TAC only after receiving a negative COVID-19 test that has been
taken 5 days after the date of exposure AND are not exhibiting any symptoms of
COVID-19.
• TAC will only accept COVID-19 test results from a Rapid antigen or PCR
test administered at a testing facility or other medical location by a
medical professional. At-home COVID-19 test results will not be accepted.

TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
• Any individual that tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status,
must quarantine (not return to TAC for 10 days) starting from date of exposure.
• If you begin to show symptoms, the 10 days’ restarts.
• Individuals may return to TAC before 10 days after receiving a negative COVID- 19*
test result, taken 5 days after initial test date OR onset of symptoms.
• If you refuse to follow any of the above items, you will be asked to
leave the premises.

I have read, understood, and will comply with the conditions and protocols listed in this document.
Furthermore, I agree to hold harmless The Art Center, its faculty, staff, board, or
anyone connected to it, for any possible exposure to COVID-19 that might
r as a result of my participation in any programs I voluntarily attend.