A-Town Throw Down 2023 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, and wearing an approved face mask if so inclined. 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.
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 - please mask 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.
We reserve the right to require face masks if there is a rampant variant during the time of the workshop.
Additional Safety Guidelines and Notes:
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.
If wearing a mask it should 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.
Hand hygiene should be practiced at all times. Hand Sanitizer will be available.
-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.
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.