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COVID Information

COVID- 19 Protocol and Procedures for Summer Semester 

as of June 6, 2022

VACCINATION POLICY

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. 

MASKING POLICY

Starting the beginning of Summer Classes (June 6) the Wesleyan Potters policy on mask wearing will be optional.

We have to be flexible and will advise if mask requirements go from optional to required during a class session.

If the CT COVID Data Tracker indicates that Middlesex County COVID positivity rates have increased 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 Summer 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 QUESTION

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.  

I am able to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and at least one COVID - 19 booster.

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.

Cleaning Procedures:

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 would be closed so that a deep clean could be completed.  

 

Class Size and Studio set up:

The Fire Marshal has given permission to increase the number of people in the studio. All Fall 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. 

Pottery Bench Times:

For the Summer 2022 semester, bench times will continue to be held for 2 hours before/after each assigned class. This schedule helps to ensure that all students have extra time and a space to work. We will hold several extended bench times as fundraising events and dates will be announced in advance. 

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.

Thank you,

Liz Blodgett, Studio Director

Natalie Pittman, Studio Manager

Allison Flores, Office Manager