COVID-19 Reopening Policy for All Students

The Executive Director and the Board of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts have carefully reviewed current guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. We have engaged in a thorough deliberation of both the current risks and needs of the community regarding COVID-19, as well as the desire for access to our beloved Art Center and its community. As a result of this deliberation, we are thrilled to welcome staff, students, and visitors back to the Art Center beginning on September 7, 2021 subject to the following COVID-19 Reopening Policies.

 

In order to support the health and safety of our students, teachers, staff, and community, the following reopening policies are effective September 1, 2021:

 

COVID-19 REOPENING POLICY – ALL STUDENTS

  1.  While on campus, all students, regardless of age and vaccination status, must wear a well-fitting mask covering the nose and mouth at all times while indoors (the “Mask Requirement”).
  2. Individuals who are unable to comply with the Mask Requirement may request reasonable accommodation in the form of online participation in scheduled To discuss other potential accommodations, please contact Roxanne Heaton, Executive Director.
  3. Students must provide acknowledgment that they will abide by the Reopening
  4. If a student prefers to withdraw from class rather than wear a mask, a full refund with no cancellation fee will be issued as long as the request is submitted prior to the start of

 

COVID-19 REOPENING POLICY – BUILDING & GENERAL PUBLIC

  1.  Minnetonka Center for the Arts will comply with any applicable CDC Guidelines regarding COVID-19 regarding social distancing and mask
  2. Signs shall be posted requiring all visitors to wear a well-fitting mask covering the nose and mouth at all times while indoors.

 

COVID-19 REOPENING POLICY – ALL EMPLOYEES

  1. While on campus all employees must either (a) be fully vaccinated, (meaning that the employee has received a COVID-19 vaccine and it has been at least 2 weeks since the employee received the last required dose of the vaccine) or (b) receive an exemption from the Executive Director. .

a. Grounds for exemption: exemption from COVID-19 vaccination may be granted based upon medical contraindication or sincerely held religious Please contact the Executive Director for additional information regarding obtaining an exemption.

The Art Center will work with employees who are granted an exemption to find a reasonable accommodation.

  1. All vaccinated staff shall provide the Minnetonka Center for the Arts the following information confirming their vaccination status (“CONFIDENTIAL SELF-CERTIFICATION VACCINATION ATTESTATION”):

a. Attestation that they are fully vaccinated (meaning that the employee has received a COVID-19 vaccine and it has been at least 2 weeks since the student received the last required dose of the vaccine)

b. Manufacturer of vaccine received (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson).

 

All students, employees, and members of the public who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell, should not visit the Art Center.

Please note that these policies are subject to change due to public health conditions and/or guidance from the CDC and/or the Minnesota Department of Health.

Please note there is an inherent risk of COVID-19 exposure in any public place where other people are present. If you are in need of an accommodation or have additional questions please contact: Roxanne Heaton, Executive Director.

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