Covid-19 Policies

Proof of vaccination is now required:

  1. All visitors who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine (currently age 5+) must provide staff with proof of vaccination*.
  2. As vaccines are approved for new age groups, we will announce a date that this policy will apply to individuals in that age group.
  3. To request an exemption, send an email to vaccination@spudnikpress.org and specify if you are seeking an exemption for a medical or a religious reason at least two full weeks before you plan to visit, and before you enroll in a class or workshop. If an exemption is approved, staff will determine a reasonable accommodation based on the situation.
  4. Proof of vaccination must be presented directly to staff or teaching artists. Please note:
    • Not all Open Studio monitors are able to verify proof of vaccination. Anyone visiting outside of  staffed business hours will need to email their proof of vaccination in advance or coordinate an alternative with staff prior to their visit.
    • Should you email your proof of vaccination, you may not visit the studio until staff confirms that we have received and accepted your documentation.
    • In order to bring a child to the studio who is not eligible for the vaccination, please contact staff.
  5. You are requested to stay home if any of the following situations apply:
      1. You have not maintained CDC health and safety guidelines 
      2. You have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15+ minutes) with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the last 7 days.
      3. You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not yet met all the following criteria:
        • It’s been at least 14 days since your exposure
        • COVID-19 symptoms are gone
        • You have not had a fever in the last 24 hours
        • You have received a negative PCR test
  6. All visitors are required to:
    • Wear a well-fitting face covering that covers their nose and mouth at all times
    • Frequently wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer. 
    • Disinfect all surfaces you come in contact with at the end of each reservation or class. EPA-approved disinfectant is readily available.
    • Self-report to staff if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 in the 72-hours following their visit to allow Spudnik Press to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of others.
  7. 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.
  8. All visitors age 18+ are required to attest to these protocols by signing a COVID-19 Policy Acknowledgement.

We will continue to monitor local, state, and CDC guidelines and update our policies accordingly. If you are unvaccinated and wish to drop your class for a refund, please contact us at info@spudnikpress.org.

*In general, people are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after they receive their final dose of the vaccine. (CDC.gov)


Additional Details

Capacity & Reservation Limits:

  • To ensure that students and people printing at Spudnik have ample personal work space, the capacity for equipment reservations and class sizes is capped well below the total studio capacity.
  • Everyone using communal space must be enrolled in a class or have reservations. Public events do not require a reservation.
  • Private studio renters may work within their own studio at their own discretion, but must follow all our policies when in shared spaces.
  • The guillotines, typesetting/paper cutting area, and computer station are shared spaces that cannot be reserved.
  • Our total studio capacity of 40 applies only to public events and assumes that guests can disperse throughout our full studio. Public events will only be held if and when we feel we can safely gather in a group of that size.

Cleaning & Disinfecting:

  • We are relying on visitors to disinfect their work area for the next person. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available in each area of the studio.
  • 6 air purifiers are stationed throughout the studio.
  • When possible, doors and windows will be opened to increase ventilation.

Reservation Details:

  • Be mindful of moving through the studio beyond the area you have reserved.
  • We are temporarily waiving cancellation fees for people who, in accordance with our public policies, are required to stay home: For those whom any of the following apply:
    • have Covid-related symptoms
    • have been in contact with someone confirmed or suspected to have Covid
    • or who contracted Covid and does not yet meet our requirements to return to the studio.
  • If you need to cancel for Covid-related reasons, please reach out prior to your reservation and provide as much notice as possible.

Contact us with any questions regarding covid precautions within our studio by emailing info@spudnikpress.org.