Covid-19 Policy

A-Town Throw Down 2022 COVID SAFETY PROTOCOL:

 

It will be a team effort to keep this workshop Covid free. Please assist us by following all health and safety guidelines and risk mitigation strategies including regularly washing and sanitizing hands, wearing an approved face mask, and practicing social distancing. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time as needed. We plan on following the CDC's guidelines. You must agree to any and all Covid-19 guidelines put in place or you will not be allowed to attend the workshop.

 

1. All students and faculty are required to be fully vaccinated to attend the workshop. You must bring your vaccine card to show at the workshop before you can participate. We will not be keeping, selling, or creating any sort of list with this information in regards to your health. If you wish to apply for a religious or health exemption, you must contact us directly.

2. A study tested how masks held up against actual coronavirus particles and showed that a simple cotton mask offered some protection (17 to 27 percent) to the wearer. Medical masks performed better, including a surgical mask (47 to 50 percent protection), and a tightly sealed KN95 or KF94 style mask (79 to 90 percent protection). Properly fitted, high-efficiency masks work. Masks work best when everyone in the room is wearing one. If there was an infected person in one of these KN95s or KF94s, a large percentage of their exhaled infectious particles are trapped, stopping the spread at the source. And when fewer viral particles are floating around the room, the masks others are wearing would likely block those that have escaped. 

Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose with the wire tightly sealed around your nose. Remove masks by the ear loops, make sure it's folded close. Don't touch the front of your mask as that's where all of our exhaled particles congregate. If you do, sanitize/wash hands immediately. 

3. There is no food or drink allowed in the classrooms. Please enjoy your breakfast/ coffee/lunch outside. 

- Allowances will be made for water or power snacks. Please be mindful of others in doing so and maintain distance while briefly unmasking and then returning your mask to cover both your nose and mouth after a bite or sip. 

 

4. Hand hygiene should be practiced at all times. Hand Sanitizer will be available in each room. 

     -Wash your hands thoroughly and often for at least 20 seconds. Sanitize frequently. Especially before and       after you've touched any high touch zones. If you touch/remove/dispose of your mask. Before and after           eating. Avoid touching your face.

5. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, please send your positive test result (make sure your name, the date of the test, and the result are all clearly visible) and the date you last experienced symptoms to atownworkshop@gmail.com

     - Unless you develop symptoms again, you will not be required to submit negative test results for 90 days       following the day you last experienced symptoms. 

6. Anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should contact a coordinator immediately and go to the designated quarantined space to await further instruction. 

     - If you develop symptoms in class - stay masked and head to the armory to ask for a coordinator. We will         administer a rapid antigen test. 

     - If you develop symptoms outside of class, please isolate and reach out to a coordinator or the head                 intern and inform them immediately. We will meet you or send someone to you to administer a rapid                 antigen test. 

     - If positive, we will ask you to make your way to our designated quarantine space while you make                     arrangements for post-workshop quarantine. We will facilitate getting those with a confirmed exposure             tested.

     - If negative, we recommend you rest; but you will be free to return, in mask, to the workshop. We will               retest as needed if your symptoms worsen. 

Additional Safety Guidelines:

 

These guidelines may be employed in case of Covid-19 surge and variants. They are not comprehensive and we reserve the right to add to these protocols as needed. These are not currently required to attend the workshop, but you should know these are all possible if needed to keep the workshop safe.

1. Participants and staff are expected to maintain physical and social distancing of 6 feet whenever and wherever possible. When not performing a partnered activity, physical distancing must be practiced. 

 

2. Completed Daily Health Questionnaires will be required before entering the space. - These will be sent in email form and QR codes will be available on entrances. Be honest and specific. Come to ________ with any concerns or questions.

 

 3. All participants and staff are required to submit a negative PCR test for entry. Participants are expected to submit proof of vaccination status, if applicable. - You are expected to test prior to arrival. Please locate a PCR testing center near you and test NO MORE THAN 72 hours before the first day you plan to participate in the workshop. If you have difficulty locating a testing center near you, please email us at the address provided below for assistance. - Even if you have submitted proof of vaccination, you will be asked to provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the workshop.