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COVID Information

In accordance with CDC, as well as State and Middletown public health authorities, Wesleyan Potters’ COVID protocol has been updated as of 10.11.2021

Masks & Vaccinations:

In the interest of public safety for all who work in the studio, proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination is required for students, instructors, members and staff. 

  • Every person, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a face mask while inside the Wesleyan Potters facility.
  • Face masks must fit properly and cover the nose, mouth, and chin. Face shields are not an acceptable alternative at this time.
  • We have face masks for sale in beautiful patterns for adults and children available in our Gallery Shop!

Wesleyan Potters continues to monitor CDC Guidance for the prevention of Covid-19 and the (Delta) Variant. The current recommendation by the CDC is for all unvaccinated as well as fully vaccinated people to wear masks in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. According to the CDC Website, a fair portion of Connecticut is at the “substantial” level of Community Transmission at this time. We have reinstated indoor mask policy for everyone while inside the Wesleyan Potters facility. This is being done for precautionary measures. We will notify you when this requirement changes.  Thank you all for your understanding and patience.

The Reopening Committee has prudently considered many factors before opening the studio space to more students. Please be advised that protocols and procedures are subject to change each semester and the CT COVID Response updates are monitored closely and regularly.

For more information on COVID guidelines, please visit https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus

  • VACCINATION QUESTION

To register for any class or studio session you will need to  provide proof of full COVID19 vaccination.  

I am able to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

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.  

Contact Tracing Sign in:

Contact sign-in sheets will be discontinued. In the event of any issues, the office will contact teachers, students, and key members based on class rosters.

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

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. (Please Note: the kitchen area will remain smaller until after January 2022.)

Pottery Bench Times:

For the Fall 2021 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 Assistant