Studio Precaution and Safety
10 students or less
The studio space has been opened up and emptied out, a space where we can often host 35+ kids is now set up for just 10. There are two machines per table but one will be for morning and the other for the afternoon. There is no waiting area, this is a drop off only situation.
Masks are worn by all employees and students
Lots of handwashing
Handwashing upon arrival, before and after eating, and end of class. Hand sanitizer will be available everywhere for between handwashing. We’re going through a LOT of soap and paper towels!
Scheduled snack times, no off schedule eating will be permitted.
It’s really not fair for anyone, including Chester, to have an off-limits puppy in attendance. When possible he’ll be staying home. I do worry about his level of social interaction so I am excited to have him back in the studio eventually. Don’t worry, he’s not alone, there’s a “working from home” lap to sit on.
Dedicated workspace, and machines for each student for the duration of the week.
Sewing stations are placed six feet apart and all personal belongings will be kept at the station. Stations are now placed along the walls so there are no students across from each other.
Disinfection procedures between morning and afternoon sessions.
Hospital-grade disinfectant will be used on surfaces and bathroom facilities throughout the day.
All tools are disinfected about once an hour including scissors, pens, pins, etc. Basically, if it’s able to get wet, we throw it in the disinfection solution.
We have installed an additional electrostatic filter on the central A/C system.
The studio will utilize an ozone system to automatically disinfect the entire studio space each night. Ozone has been shown to be effective and safe against viruses like Covid-19.