Protocol and Procedures
Wesleyan Potters is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all community members and one COVID-19 booster for all eligible community members. This includes students, instructors, presenters, members, and staff.
Wesleyan Potters current policy states that mask wearing is optional.
We have to be flexible and will advise if mask requirements go from optional to required during a class session. If Middlesex County COVID positivity rates increase into the Red Category, the loosened rules on masking may be modified for the health and safety of our community.
Note that everyone has the option to continue to wear his or her mask during the semester. If you feel the need to continue to wear a mask for your own protection, or to protect someone close to you, you should do so.
These policies are assessed on an on-going basis.
For more information on COVID guidelines, please visit https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
For weekly updates on CT COVID positivity rates by county visit https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-data-tracker
Community Risk Level Mitigation Strategies Chart https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/Community-Risk-Level-Mitigation-Strategies_10182021_final.pdf
VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASSES
To register for any class or studio session you will need to provide proof of full COVID19 vaccination and at least one COVID-19 booster, when eligible.
Please bring proof of vaccination to the office soon after registration and before your class begins. It can also be sent electronically to Wespots2021@att.net. In the subject heading, write your First name, Last name and your class. Wesleyan Potters will keep this information in a password-protected spreadsheet. Physical copies will not be kept on file.
Our staff will continue general cleaning of common areas at least once a day. Alcohol wipes and spray disinfectants will be available and encouraged for all to use on workspaces, equipment, and tools. A weekly floor mopping will keep dust and fibers down improving air quality.
Fog Disinfectant Cleaning will be on an “as needed” basis. In the event of a confirmed COVID case within the building, the studio will be closed so that a deep clean can be completed.
CLASS SIZE and STUDIO SET UP
The Fire Marshal has given permission to increase the number of people in the studio. All classes will be returned to normal occupancy as follows:
- Pottery - 16 students per class
- Jewelry – 10 students per class
- Weaving – 9 students per class
- Teen Pottery - 10 students per class
- Youth classes - 10 students per class
Social distancing requirements will normalize back to pre-pandemic times including studio spaces, public spaces and bathrooms. All pottery wheels will be available for use. Weaving looms will continue to be assigned based on the project size.
STUDENT BENCH TIMES
Our Pottery and Weaving bench times have resumed to their pre-covid schedule. Please refer to the "Student Bench Times" page (under ABOUT Tab) for specific times.
Wesleyan Potters is happy to provide a safe and creative environment to all who walk through the doors. Our Reopening Committee considers many factors for everyone’s safety and will continue to stay informed of any changes. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact the office staff.
Wesleyan Potters Staff