Updated December 20, 2022
Do I need to be vaccinated to attend in-person classes?
TK Studio requires all members of the community to be fully vaccinated in order to attend class. “Fully vaccinated” includes booster shots for those who are eligible.
Students and faculty must provide a photo or scanned copy of the front of the vaccine card via email to the Director of Operations, Ashley Hughes ([email protected]) prior to the first day of class. Anyone who does not submit proof of vaccination via email will be unable to attend class until having done so.
Students and faculty may apply for a medical or religious waiver. Exemption requests may take up to 7 business days to review so please submit your request with adequate time before the beginning of your class. You may not attend class while an exemption request is under review and the Studio is not responsible for any missed classes due to the timing of an exemption request. Additional documentation and/or an interview may be required. Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee that a waiver will be granted.
For questions regarding exemptions, please contact Ashley Hughes at the email address above.
What precautions are you taking within the Studio itself?
What happens if I come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
Regardless of your vaccination status, if you experience any COVID-19 like symptoms at any time, please stay home until you are able to complete a test. (Rapid and at-home test kits are acceptable.) If you continue to have symptoms, but your rapid test is negative, it is strongly recommended that you obtain a PCR test.
If you have a negative rapid test, and you are waiting for PCR results, you may attend class if you are free of both fever and respiratory symptoms, but please be extra diligent with masking. Be advised that the Studio reserves the right to ask you to return home if it is deemed that your presentation of symptoms, ie., excessive sneezing or congestion, are not acceptable.
What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?
Individuals who test positive are required to isolate for 5 days, regardless of whether or not they are asymptomatic. If after 5 days, symptoms have not resolved, the individual should continue to isolate until symptoms are resolved including the absence of fever for a full 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
Will I be able to participate in a remote-learning option while I am isolating?
What happens if there are multiple cases in the Studio?
Information about our protocols and our commitment to health and safety
Additionally, we ask that the members of the community remain accountable to each other and maintain the highest level of adherence to health and safety protocols. The Studio understands that it is not in a position to monitor or enforce outside activities, but it does ask that students make choices within the framework of allowing in-person learning at the Studio to continue.
In the shared interest of health and well-being, we ask that community members report positive cases as quickly as possible and cooperate fully with the contact tracing efforts. When a positive case affects even a single member of our community, whether faculty, staff or student, it may very well affect many. Being as transparent and forthcoming as possible is the best way to care for one another.
Questions about the health and safety plan may be addressed to the Director of Operations, Ashley Hughes, [email protected]