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COVID-19 Update

UPDATE as of 08/03/2020
BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center will be OPEN to Associates and Staff

Welcome back!  We are excited to announce our reopening. It's been 4 1/2 months since we have been able to work in the studio and we have missed you and the creativity and energy of our home away from home. 

The studio will be open for Associates and staff starting on Monday, August 3rd. I hope you have all been well and are eager to return. 

We have transformed the studio for social distancing and are ready for your return. We ask that you follow the protocols listed below.

 

COVID-19 Reopening Plan

                                
We are committed to maintaining a safe place for our students and artists to learn, work, and create.  These new safety measures have been carefully considered to support and promote the safety and health of our community.

ALL STAFF, STUDENTS, ASSOCIATES, AND FACULTY ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THESE POLICIES:

  • While in the studio, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.
  • If you HAVE ANY SYMPYOMS of COVID-19 or have recently been exposed to others who HAVE ANY SYMPTYOMS of COVID-19, DO NOT COME TO THE STUDIO. Students who must cancel participation due to illness will be provided a credit for a future class.
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms do not enter the studio.  Self-quarantine for 14 days before returning.
  • If YOU, OR ANYONE IN YOUR household, suspects they have COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, they MUST notify BrickHouse immediately. Your privacy will be respected, but we need to begin contact tracing IMMEDIATELY to help control potential spread of the virus. We will communicate the potential of risk to the community, and may need to close for a short time for intensive cleaning and disinfection.
  • SCREENINGS AND HAND SANITIZING are required before entering the studio.
  • Store all bags and parcels upon entering. 
  • Use the hand sanitizer station, or use your own hand sanitizer, immediately upon entering the studio.
  • THEN your temperature will be checked upon entering the studio. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher must leave.
  • THEN wash your hands.  Wash your hands often while you are in the studio.
  • A sign-in/sign-out sheet is at the front door to aid in contact tracing should that be required. The sheet will be destroyed after 30 days.
  • A health certification form is required. We will provide this form once you enter the studio.
  • PLEASE be aware of social distancing at all times, six-feet apart.
  • The hand building tables, wheels, and other equipment have been placed or marked with tape to ensure social distancing. DO NOT move tables/chairs or add chairs.
  • All meals should be eaten in the kitchen area. Social distancing means only 2 persons will be allowed to sit in the kitchen area at one time.  Buffet style or communal food sharing is not allowed.
  • Studio dishware, silverware and dishwashing will not be available.  Bring what you need to eat in the studio. 
  • No children or guests are allowed in the studio. No outside visitors will be permitted.
  • Please arrive on-time. Students and appointments should arrive on-time for their reserved time.  Please do not arrive early or leave late to allow ample time and social distancing for those entering/exiting.
  • Class sizes will be limited to ensure appropriate social distancing can be observed.  Scheduling for visits outside of class time will be required to limit attendance.
  • Students should bring their own supplies and limit the sharing of equipment. Shared equipment and items should be wiped down before use. Antibacterial/antiviral spray cleaner and wipes will be provided in each studio. Please thoroughly clean your area at the end of your class session.

BRICKHOUSE will monitor state and local health department notices daily about transmission in the area and will adjust our operations as necessary.

We ask that everyone respect the guidelines above. Stay healthy. Stay safe. And stay home when sick.  This is a team effort. We need your help to keep everyone safe.

 

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE as of 03/17/2020
BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center will be CLOSED until further notice

To the BrickHouse community:


Out of an abundance of caution, and to ensure the health and safety of our community, we have made the decision to close BrickHouse on March 16th, until further notice.

We feel that it is our responsibility to practice social distancing to avoid the spread of the Corona virus. We are not aware of any individuals in our BrickHouse community who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

We will be suspending all classes and Benchtime. We will be updating our website and social media with information as we reevaluate the situation moving forward and hope to re-open our doors again soon. Thank you for your continued support.

If you are registered for a class that begins before we reopen, class credits or refunds will be issued once our re-open date has been chosen.  Your patience is appreciated. 

We hope to have better news in the weeks to come.  We are a strong community and we know we will get through this. In the meantime, please do everything you can to stay healthy and safeguard the health of those around you.

Again, we thank you for your support, patience, and cooperation. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me (ellen.day@brickhouseny.com) or Megan (megan@brickhouseny.com).

Please stay healthy and hope to see everyone soon!


Ellen E. Day
Director
BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center

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