Health

Updated September 6, 2022

COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

FALL 2022 UPDATE

In order to protect the health and safety of our community, Kirkland Arts Center currently requires masking at all times, and proof of vaccination for onsite teaching artists, staff, and students over age 12. We will continue these requirements through the Fall Quarter and Winter Intensives 2022. We will communicate immediately should anything change.

We recognize that many organizations have relaxed their masking requirements and we ultimately share the same goal. After surveying our staff and teaching artists who work closely with our many students, it is clear that continuing our mask requirement at this time is the best way to keep them as safe as possible at a time when COVID-19 is still actively moving through the community and a fall surge is forecasted.

VACCINATION

Kirkland Arts Center continues to require all onsite staff, instructors, and students over the age of 12 to submit proof of a CDC-approved vaccination protocol. Proof of vaccination can be provided through the following online form or in person on the first day of class:

https://forms.gle/CFKzcxGAodQ1YgkB6

If you already submitted proof in the past, you do not need to do so again.

In place of vaccination, individuals over age 12 may provide proof of a negative test administered within 24 hours of each class date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send a message to health@kirklandartscenter.org or call 425-822-7161 (x101).

Wellness Screening

Updated February 2022:

Kirkland Arts Center currently requires proof of vaccination for onsite teaching artists, staff, and students over age 12. In lieu of proof of vaccination, individuals over age 12 may provide a negative test administered by a provider within 72 hours of each class date.
 
Please email health@kirklandartscenter.org with any questions, concerns, or disability accommodations. KAC is committed to equitable and inclusive policies.

Masks are required for all individuals over age 5 at all times while inside the building.

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Our first priority is always the wellness of this community. Because of this, we have updated the protocol to enter the Peter Kirk Building. Your vigilance is critical to maintain the health of this community; thank you for your commitment to these efforts!

Before entering the Kirkland Arts Center building, all community members are now required to complete a brief wellness screening. The content of this screening is included below; if you cannot answer “no” to all questions, it is important that you stay home to ensure the health and safety of the community.

We’re so grateful for each of you; we know the importance of art-making now and always. Thank you for your part in making KAC a safe and healthy place to be!

Wellness Screening

  • To your knowledge, have you been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

  • Have you been tested for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

    If you were tested because you are experiencing symptoms, or you have a known exposure to someone with COVID-19, please stay home until the end of your quarantine period. If you had a precautionary COVID-19 test and no known exposure to the virus, you can ignore this question.

  • Have you, or has anyone you live with, been asked to quarantine in the past 14 days?

  • Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours? To your knowledge, has anyone you live with had a fever during the last 48 hours?

  • Have you had a cough, or other respiratory symptoms in the last 48 hours?

    Has anyone you live with had a cough or respiratory symptoms* in the last 48 hours?

    Respiratory symptoms include nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, achy muscles, and headache.

  • Do you have any other signs or symptoms of illness?

    Signs and symptoms of illness include rash, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, earache, etc.

If you answered “NO” to all of the above questions, you may enter the building.

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you must stay home until symptom-free for 48 hours, or until the end of your quarantine period, whichever is longer.

Thank you for contributing to the health and safety of our community!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by emailing health@kirklandartscenter.org

2022-09-06T12:53:59-07:00