COVID-19 GUIDELINES


These guidelines are provided to our staff to ensure a safe return to work and limit any exposure to COVID-19. These measures are tailored to working at both the Williamstown + Atlanta Art Centers. The Center is considered a Lower Exposure Risk due to the number of employees, spacial layout, and limited contact with clients and/or contractors.

Links to additional resource documentation are provided at the bottom of the page. These documents will contain specific information regarding the nature of COVID-19 as well as how it could impact the workplace. Please read all of the guidelines and documentation provided to you. Then fill out our COVID-19 questionnaire and send to Terry Haskins at thaskins@williamstownart.org.

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SOCIAL DISTANCING


  • While there are usually only two- three people per studio space at a time, please maintain a space of six feet at all times. Limit the number of staff per space to three.
  • No gatherings of more than four are permitted in the break room (one per table); use the six feet rule
  • Maintain social distancing practices outside of work
  • Communicating with colleagues should be limited to phone, email, or zoom when possible

REQUIRED WEAR


  • Masks are required when there is more than one person in a space. The mask does not have to be N95. Masks are available in the front office for your use.
  • Gloves are encouraged but not required; please use them to handle objects unless it interferes with an aspect of treatment
  • Use masks and gloves when making necesssary errands outside of the workplace to prevent contamination

REQUIRED SANITIZATION


  • Any common areas and equipment will be handled with gloves or sanitized with disinfectant wipes immediately after use. Disinfectant wipes will be available in every room. Santizer is available in the front office. These surfaces include: door handles, sinks, surfaces or handles in the break or mail room, bathroom stalls and handles, and shared equipment.
  • Wash your hands often

CLIENT + CONTRACTOR INTERACTIONS


  • No client are permitted to enter the center for consultations. Consultations will be scheduled through Zoom or phone by administration with the participant conservator. More information is provided on our consultation page.
  • Drop-offs and pick-ups of objects will take place in the enclosed atrium at WACC and the consultation room at AACC without staff present. Clients will be instructed by office staff at the time an appointment is made
  • Surfaces and handles should be wiped down in between deliveries.
  • If a contractor is needed for a specific treatment or conservation-related task deemed essential:
    • Consult front-office staff to determine risk assessment for entering the building
    • Have contractor fill out our COVID-19 questionnaire prior to their appointment
    • All contractors must wear mask or gloves

DELIVERIES


  • No persons who are not WACC personnel, are permitted to enter the center for deliveries.
  • Deliveries will take place in the enclosed atrium at WACC and the enclosed entrance room at AACC (in front of security window) without staff present.
  • Surfaces and handles should be wiped down in between deliveries
  • If staff is required to drop-off objects, it is considered “essential” during Phase One
    • Two people are permitted in the Ram Van at a time
    • The driver and passenger will wear gloves and a mask inside the van while operating and dropping off the object
    • Change gloves in between the drop off and returning to the vehicle
    • Disinfect the inside handles and steering wheels with wipes provided by the Center

IF YOU ARE SICK


  • Regardless of your symptoms, you are encouraged to stay home
  • Fill out the COVID-19 Symptoms Questionnaire again and sent to Terry Haskins with your symptoms
  • If there is no risk due to your present symptoms, return to work after approval from the administrative staff
  • If you have a fever, you are required to stay home for 14 days and are encouraged to contact to your PCP to request a COVID-19 test

IF SOMEONE YOU LIVE WITH IS SICK


  • Fill out the COVID-19 Symptoms Questionnaire again and sent to Terry Haskins with their symptoms
  • If there is no risk due to your present symptoms, return to work after approval from the administrative staff
  • If they have a fever, you are required to stay home for 14 days and are encouraged to contact to your PCP to request a COVID-19 test

IF YOU HAVE COME INTO CONTACT WITH SOMEONE TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19


  • Fill out the COVID-19  Questionnaire again and sent to Terry Haskins with as much information as possible including when and where you came into contact
  • You are required to stay home for 14 days and are encouraged to contact to your PCP to request a COVID-19 test

TRAVEL


  • The use of public transportation is not encouraged at this time. The need for public transportation for family or personal emergencies will be reviewed by administration on a case by case basis.
  • If you have travelled outside of your home base (ie. You live in MA but travelled to PA not You live in NY but travelled to work): you are required to email Terry Haskins with the location and dates of your travel and quarantine for fourteen days.

COVID-19 Questionnaire


  • Please download the Questionnaire  and send to Terry Haskins at thaskins@williamstownart.org for the following reasons:
    • You have just read the guidelines and documents for the first time
    • You recently travelled outside of your home base (please see notes about travel above)
    • You or someone you live with is sick (please see notes about personal health above)

Additional Resources