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The Art Studio NY

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COVID SAFETY RULES & PRECAUTIONS FOR CHILDREN’S SUMMER ART PROGRAMS

Return SAFELY to our inspiring and FUN art studio with our socially distanced summer art program options. We’d like to thank our students for sticking with us through this period of uncertainty, and we are thankful to be reopening our doors once again!

Your family’s safety and that of our staff is most important to us. As we return to our art studio, we strictly adhere to the necessary precautions, rules and regulations provided by the state of New York, The CDC and The DOH.

We will adhere strictly to the rules of:
1. Physical distancing
2. Protective equipment including mandatory face masks for employees and all program participants
3. Hygiene and Cleaning
4. Communication
5. Mandatory health screening assessments
6. Contact tracing and disinfection of contaminated areas

Physical Social Distancing & Daily Safety Precautions

  • Every session of our summer art program will be limited to a maximum of 8 children while aiming to have one “cohort” with the same children the entire week
  • Sanitation and cleaning measures will be taken between morning and afternoon groups and throughout the program at large
  • The number of staff interacting with each group of children will be minimized; Specific dedicated staff will be assigned to each summer art program group
  • Staff and participants will be required to wash or sanitize their hands upon entering and exiting and after any food consumption (snack or lunch) as well as frequent hand washing and sanitizing breaks throughout the program
  • Staff will be required to wear face coverings and rubber gloves, wearing face coverings is also required for all students and art program participants
  • Daily art activities will support physical distancing, striving to maintain at least 6 feet between individuals, with physical markings on the floor in the art studio classrooms and for bathroom and hand washing lines
  • Frequently touched surfaces, such as counters, bathrooms, and sink areas will be cleaned and sanitized multiple times per day
  • Ventilation systems such as exhaust fans and increased circulation of outdoor air, such as opened windows, doors, and fans will be used consistently
  • We will provide hand washing and sanitizing stations, tissues, and garbage receptacles that are easily accessible to both children, teens and staff
  • Advising staff and participants to wash their hands frequently (e.g., after using the restroom, before and after snacks, after arriving to the art program, after sneezing, blowing the nose, or coughing) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Adherence to a schedule of increased, routine cleaning and disinfection that includes cleaning at the end of the day, in between sessions, before and after each activity, and before and after snack time and lunch
  • No art materials will be shared between campers. Affordable kits of art supplies, or art supply lists, will be available for individual campers to bring to camp daily. Individual art supplies will not be left at camp daily
  • A staff member will update necessary health protocols according to CDC and New York City Health Department guidelines ongoing

Ground Rules for All Art Program Participants and Staff

At the beginning of each art program week, instructors and staff will hold child-friendly, age appropriate conversations and demonstrations on behaviors and precautions kids and teens should abide by to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • How and when to effectively wash and sanitize hands
  • How to practice physical distancing of 6’ apart
  • Which symptoms to look out for and when to report them and to whom
  • When to stay home
  • Coughing and sneezing etiquette
  • Welcoming communication about concerns, worries and fears

Dropoff, Pick-up & Daily Screening For Symptoms

Daily logs will be kept with the following to support best practices for maintaining a safe environment as well as contact tracing of cases if necessary:

  • Child’s name
  • To minimize contact during drop-off and pick-up, parents are requested to remain outside of the building for sign-in and sign-out of their children; A staff member will bring the children inside and back outside for sign-out
  • One adult completing both drop off/ pick up
  • Adult emergency contact information
  • Health screening daily for staff and indoor kids, including:
  • Temperature check: Individuals with a fever greater than or equal to 100.4° F will not be allowed to attend camp that day
  • Check anyone entering the art program facility/area or interacting with participants and staff, including symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever and new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; chills; muscle pain; sore throat; and new loss of taste or smell
  • If a participants or staff member develops any COVID-19 symptoms during the day (e.g., unrelated to preexisting conditions such as asthma), we will isolate them away from others immediately, and send them home as soon as possible
  • Our art studio and summer program will maintain flexible sick-leave and absentee policies that discourage staff from reporting to work while sick

    If Someone Is Sick or Symptomatic

Whether a staff member or art program participant is symptomatic, we will follow these actions:

  • Restrict from art program any child, teen or staff known to have been exposed to COVID-19 within the preceding 14 days
  • Staff will not work, and we ask parents not to bring their child(ren) to the summer art program, if they or anyone in their household have recently had an illness with fever or a new cough. Remain home for at least 10 days after illness onset and until 72 hours after fever is gone, without use of fever reducing medicine, and
  • COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, and diarrhea) are improving
  • If anyone who has entered The Art Studio NY LLC is diagnosed with COVID-19, while keeping their name anonymous, we will report this to all that have visited
  • The Art Studio NY in the past 14 days, and we will follow CDC protocols regarding cleaning and possible art studio or program closure