COVID-19 Studio Policies & Procedures

Spudnik Press Cooperative has cautiously reopened our studios and have put in place the following rules to ensure we are able to maintain a healthy environment for those in our community who choose to visit our studios. These policies and procedures will be updated regularly as city and state regulations evolve.

Staff is only working onsite in staggered shifts. Please be patient with onsite staff.

Capacity & Reservation Limits:

  • Everyone using communal studio space must agree to all our protocols by signing a COVID-19 waiver.
  • To ensure social distancing is feasible, there are capacity limits for both the entire shared studio, as well as each specific area of the studio.
  • Capacity limits may change in time based on current public health and safety guidelines (see table below).
  • Everyone using communal studio space must be enrolled in a class or make reservations in advance.
  • Private studio renters may work within their own studio at their own discretion, but must follow all our policies and procedures when in shared spaces.
  • People working collaboratively may share equipment, as long as they adhere to the capacity limits of projects and people in a particular space.

Cleaning & Disinfecting:

  • We are relying on visitor to clean and prepare the space for the next person.
  • Everyone using the studio is expected to follow all CDC health and safety guidelines including frequent hand washing and/or the use of hand sanitizer.
  • At the end of their visit, studio users are required to disinfect all surfaces they come in contact with. An EPA-approved disinfectant will be readily available.
  • Once per shift, staff will disinfect all hard surfaces with an EPA-approved disinfectant.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in each area of the studio.
  • Doors and windows will remain open wherever possible in order to increase ventilation.

PPE:

  • Masks are required to enter the building and while working in shared studios.
  • Disposable gloves are available for anyone to use throughout their session.
  • People with conditions that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering are asked to speak with staff before making plans to visit the studio.
  • Masks may only temporarily be removed in the Annex at a designation eating station. After use, this station must be thoroughly disinfected, and hands must be disinfected with hand sanitizer.

Stay Home If:

  • You have a cough, temperature higher than 100 degrees, loss of taste, shortness of breath, or other possible COVID-19 symptoms.
  • You have not maintained CDC health and safety guidelines such wearing a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household.
  • You have been in close contact with or cared for someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

Reservation Details:

  • Be mindful of moving through the studio beyond the area you have reserved. To support social distancing, each area of the studio is stocked with basic tools.
  • To reserve access to either guillotine, please reserve “Annex East”.
  • The shared computer may be used to print films as long as it is not reserved and it is disinfected after use. If you plan to work at the computer for an extended period of time, please reserve it in advance.
  • At this point in time, to encourage sick people to stay home, we are temporarily waiving cancellation fees for people exhibiting any Covid-related symptoms who reach out either by 9am on the day of their reservation or with 4+ hours of notice.

Visitors are requested to self-report to staff if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 to allow Spudnik Press to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of others.

In the case of a confirmed case of Covid-19 at the studio, Spudnik Press Cooperative will close for a minimum of 36 hours to allow for enhanced disinfection and ensure that the most current CDC guidelines are followed.

Staff, monitors and instructors reserve the right to remove anyone from the studio for failing to comply with safety requirements. Tuition or other studio fees will not be refunded in the event of dismissal for failing to follow safety rules.

Please direct all questions related to our Covid-19 related safety precautions, please email Angee Lennard, Executive Director at angee@spudnikpress.org.