COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

The Spruill Center for the Arts is open and we’ve implemented several new policies and procedures to ensure a safe, fun, and creative environment for our students. During the time we were closed, our staff formalized new safety measures and stockpiled the necessary cleaning supplies and equipment to operate the center again. Our specific policies and procedures will be as follows:

 

If you or anyone in your home is feeling sick, please stay home. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fever, Chills, Muscle pain, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

 

In the building, we will have signage that visually depicts these warning signs. They will be posted at the entry to the North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center and throughout the building. In addition, there will be signage indicating our enhanced cleaning procedures and social distancing requirements.

 

For Summer Camp, parents will be required to remain in their vehicles when dropping off or picking up campers. This is per the Governor’s order. Campers will be checked-in and checked-out in a contactless manner. Prior to entering, all campers will be screened for a temperature greater than 100.4, as per CDC guidelines. They will also be asked about any symptoms they may be experiencing as outlined above. Any campers exhibiting these symptoms will be asked to return to home.

 

Prior to entering the building, all visitors MAY be screened for a temperature greater than 100.4, as per CDC guidelines. They MAY also be asked about any symptoms they may be experiencing as outlined above. Any visitors exhibiting these symptoms will be asked to return to home.

 

There will be no in person registration and all transactions will have to occur via the Spruill Center website.

 

Once students enter the building they need to sanitize their hands using sanitizer provided by the Spruill Center. All staff, instructors, and students will be required to wear face masks while in the building and during their class. Each individual will be responsible for providing their own covering; however, additional masks will be on hand in case of breakage or if a mask becomes dirty.

 

We will maintain a maximum classroom size according to the guidelines issued by the Governor’s office and Department of Health and will enforce social distancing measures in the classrooms and in the building. Such requirements may include limiting one student per table throughout the day, markings on the floors to indicate proper spacing, especially as common areas such as sinks, water fountains, and bathrooms.

 

Each classroom space with be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each use. In addition, the building and commons areas will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day including cleaning of restrooms, hallways, entry, exit, and common areas such as water fountains and doors. Where possible, doors will remain propped open to limit touch and contact.

 

Whenever possible, each student will bring their own supplies and materials that they will utilize during class.  Any shared equipment will be sanitized after each use.

 

Each room will be provided with its own sanitizer and supply of paper towels, disinfectant spray, and other cleaning supplies. All class spaces with be cleaned with proper PPE gear by Spruill, contracted cleaning crews, and the City of Dunwoody. Common areas such as hallways and restrooms will be cleaned continuously throughout the day.