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March 11, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Updates

COVID-19 Information and Updates

The health and safety of our visitors, students, instructors, staff, and volunteers are our highest priorities. We are mindful of concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive, following the recommendations of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our state and city officials.


We want to share the proactive steps we are taking to safeguard the wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. We have implemented extra precautionary measures to disinfect our spaces throughout the day. We are increasing the frequency of cleaning for high-touch and high-traffic areas such as entryways, handrails, and elevators, and are providing additional hand sanitizers at all locations. 

Our Galleries and Gallery Store are open normal operating hours at this time. Because our class sizes are small, our classes are operating on their normal schedule.  We encourage anyone who is sick to please stay home and rest. We will be updating this space with policies concerning classes.


We have also decided to cancel or postpone the following events in line with public health officials’ recommendations on social distancing:


EVERETT ARTWALK at Schack Art Center, March 19,  5-8 pm CANCELLED


Together, we can ensure that Schack Art Center remains a safe place to create and enjoy art. Thank you for your understanding, patience,  and cooperation during this time. 



Staff/Instructor/Student/Renter Health & Safety Information 3/12/2020

A member of your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19, but you’re not showing symptoms.  What should you do?

You should notify your supervisor or manager and contact your health care provider for medical guidance.  Your supervisor will notify our onsite EHS team.  You should not come to work – you should stay home for at least fourteen (14) days and monitor your health (take your temperature twice a day and remain alert for cough or difficulty breathing).  NOTE:  The CDC has aligned on 14 days out of an abundance of caution for our employees.  If you develop symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) during this period, you should stay home and not come to work until you’re free of fever (below 100.4 degrees F, or 37.8 degrees C), cough or difficulty breathing for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g., ibuprofen, cough suppressants). You should also check with your healthcare provider for medical guidance.  If you do NOT develop symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) during this period you can return to work in alignment with guidance from our local health authority.

Instructors/Students contact Shannon Tipple-Leen

Hot Shop Renters contact Rich Langley


 What about if I had contact with a person without symptoms, but that person may have been exposed to someone else (a third person) with the virus?  Are any specific actions needed?

No specific actions are needed.  The CDC does not recommend testing, symptom monitoring or special management for people exposed to others without symptoms with potential other exposures, e.g., other employees in contact with another well employee who has a family member at home with COVID-19.

 An employee has been out sick with symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough or difficulty breathing), but is now feeling better.  When can the partner report back to work?

Following the advice of the CDC, employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (below 100.4 F or 37.8 C), cough or difficulty breathing for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g., ibuprofen, cough suppressants).  Partners or associates should also check with their healthcare provider for medical guidance.

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