COVID-19 Summer Protocol

Blue Door Studio’s Plan for Following COVID-19 Guidelines

As we make plans to open the studio for the summer, we want to be sure that we can do so safely and efficiently to protect our students and our staff. We are committed to keeping everyone safe and keeping our creative environment as clean and virus free as possible, and asking for your help to do so! Here at Blue Door Studio, the health and safety of our customers and staff are priority amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

We would also like to remind you of the steps that we can all take to reduce the spread of COVID-19, while continuing our lives as normally as possible. We are monitoring information from the (CDC), federal, state, and local agencies to help ensure the actions we are taking are in line with the latest CDC guidelines and recommendations.

  • We have cleaned and disinfected the studio thoroughly, and we will continue to clean all high-touch trafficked surfaces such as tables, chairs, counter tops with antibacterial wipes and sprays
  • Cleaning protocols throughout the day and the end of the day have been incorporated throughout the three studio spaces and bathrooms assigned to specific groups
  • Art materials will be created as kits for students to minimize sharing of art materials in our camps and classes. We are cleaning art supplies regularly and limiting sharing of materials by providing students with individualized collections of art materials to be used throughout the week
  • All of our classes and camps will now operate with reduced capacities with new space layouts to better accommodate social distancing
  • We have trained our staff on new and current cleaning protocols and they are screened for symptoms before and during each shift
  • Social Distancing Requirements: We will be practicing forms of social distancing with our stable groups of students when feasible and doable based on seating arrangement plans. We rearranged our schedule to stagger class start times and we have decreased class and camp size. We have three entrances to manage our groups of students in a cohesive manner
  • Drop-off and Pick-up Protocols: Students will be dropped off and picked up from studio classes curbside. Instructors will complete verbal screenings and temperature readings at cars and walk students to studio classes and camps. At dismissal time, students will be brought to their car by instructors. We are not allowing the use of our waiting area by families
  • Symptomatic Child Protocols: We will have an “Isolation Room” if a child or adult appears ill with symptoms relating to COVID-19 st the studio. If feasible, the ill person will be asked to wear a mask while waiting for an adult to promptly and quickly pick the child up. Most importantly, we ask students to stay home if showing any signs or symptoms of illness.  We will try our best to accommodate a make up schedule of missed classes if this occurs
  • Attestation and screening of the child’s health prior to drop off: We have the right to refuse care on the basis of symptoms related to COVID-19. We will send students home who in our professional opinion are showing symptoms of illness and will expect immediate response from family to do so
  • Masks and PPE Requirements: All staff will be required to wear masks. Students are not asked to wear masks but can choose to do so. Students above the age of 10 will be asked to wear masks when feasible. All students and campers should have masks on hand, and all parents/guardians will need to wear a mask if happening to enter the studio waiting area
  • We are keeping each camper’s belongings separated from others’ as necessary
  • We will be holding virtual grand finale art exhibits at the end of each week to prevent large gatherings

What you can do: 

  • We are asking ALL guests coming in to make art to please wash their hands with soap and water before starting the process
  • Out of respect for the staff and other students, if your child is showing signs of illness (sneezing, coughing, etc.) we will ask your child to stay home or return home if we determine he/she too ill to stay at the studio for class/camp
  • We will send students home who in our professional opinion are showing symptoms of illness and will expect immediate response from family to do so
  • We ask that all individuals maintain a safe distance from peers and instructors
  • Students must have handy a cloth face covering for when physical distancing is difficult, and face coverings must be worn by students when entering the studio and leaving the studio
  • All adults must wear face coverings when entering the studio to drop off and pick up their children

Our first priority is keeping our staff and customers safe and well-informed while doing what we can to help minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus. Please know we have devoted significant efforts to help prevent possible adverse impacts from the coronavirus, and will continue working hard to provide the level of service you expect at our studio.

Please continue to visit our website for COVID-19 updates, as there are changes taking place weekly. Thank you for understanding.