HCA Winter 2021 Flipbook - Flipbook - Page 18
HCA BUILDING POLICES AND PROCEDURES
Updated August 18, 2020 | Subject to change based on Massachusetts/Hopkinton Board of Health Covid-19 guidelines
• Restrict those students who have potentially been exposed from
entering our building for the recommended period of time per the
local Board of Health or documentation of a negative test result.
General guidelines for all visitors, staff and students to any HCA
Visitors/Staff to the HCA
Food & Beverage Guidelines
• The HCA will provide signage of health requirements that are in
compliance with recommended health agency protocols for visitors
to our space attending public performances, art gallery exhibits,
classes, rehearsals and rental events.
Water fountains will be taped off and not available for use. Individuals
should arrange to provide their own water bottle which may be refilled
from the available sinks in the HCA. Please label the water bottles.
At no time will nut/peanut products be allowed at the HCA.
• Until further notice, teachers, students, staff and visitors m
their nose and mouth at all times when indoors, and outdoors when
six feet of social distancing is not possible. A
limited supply of masks
may be available at the HCA if a visitor does not have one.
Non-Contact Delivery Protocols
The area outside the main entrance underneath the bulletin board will
be the designated area for vendor deliveries. Signage will be placed to
direct vendors where to drop off packages.
• Teachers, students, staff and visitors s hould make a point to periodically wash their hands and/or utilize hand sanitizer during their time
at the HCA.
• People coming to the HCA should take their temperature prior to
arriving. Anyone that is feeling unwell should not enter the building.
Upon arriving at the HCA, individuals must sign-in at the front desk
and certify that they are symptom-free:
The HCA utilizes a third party vendor to do twice a week building
cleaning, as well as ultra-violet disinfection one time a week. Teachers
and staff are expected to clean surfaces and commonly used areas
before and after their classes. Common areas include tables, chairs,
instruments, door handles, sinks, art materials, dance barres, etc. The
HCA will make cleaning supplies available for all instructors/staff. The
HCA will provide all necessary cleaning supplies.
Health Screen Certification
• In the past 14 days, have you had close contact with a person known
to be infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? Have you
travelled within the last 14 days to any state or country on the Massachusetts quarantine list?
Classroom supplies: Whenever feasible, materials will be assigned to
the student and kept in separate storage containers to avoid the sharing of materials. For any materials that are nominally shared, instructors must ensure that the items are cleaned between use.
• Today or in the past 24 hours, have you or any household members
had any of the following symptoms?
HVAC: To date, the HCA is actively working with a vendor to modify
the HVAC systems in the main building to provide ultra violet disinfection capabilities to further cleanse air particles.
• Fever (temperature of 100.0°F or above), felt feverish, or had chills?
• Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting)?
Drop off/ Pick-up procedure
• Cough? • Sore throat? • Headache? • Difficulty breathing?
• Abdominal pain? • Unexplained Rash? • Fatigue? • New loss of smell/
taste? •New muscle aches? •Any other signs of illness?
For all visitors to the HCA who are being dropped off or picked up by a
licensed driver, the driver must remain outdoors during the student’s
time in class/lesson/rehearsal or may return at the designated time.
For pick-up, students will wait outdoors with an instructor or staff
member (weather permitting) or in the main gallery until their designated guardian arrives in the parking lot for pick-up.
Process for Handling Sick, Symptomatic and
Exposed Children and Staff
All staff/teachersare encouraged to take their own temperature at
home each day prior to coming to the HCA. It’s important for people
to not come to the HCA if they have a frequent cough, sneezing,
fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or
recent loss of taste or smell, or if they or someone they live with has
been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Room Capacity Limits: Social Distancing
Weather-permitting, c lasses are welcome to utilize the outdoor amphitheater for classes. For our indoor spaces, the numbers per room
are noted below. For classes, the numbers shown below include the
Positive COVID-19 Response
• Delbridge Performance Space (3000 sq/ft): Classes = 12 people/
Rental/Rehearsals/Meetings = 25 people
In the event that the HCA learns that a student, staff member, instructor or other persons visiting the HCA test positive for COVID-19, we
will take all recommended steps provided by the CDC and local health
department including, but not limited to:
• Art Room & Dance room (500 sq-ft): 4 people
• Main gallery (750 sq ft) 6 people.
• 2floor loft (1500 sq): 12 people
• Notify the students/guardians of all in-house programs of the
potential exposure within that student’s assigned group. If necessary, provide instruction via an online platform during the period of
• Ceramics Studio:5 people
• Private lesson music rooms (for all lessons except brass/wind/
voice*):1 student / 1 instructor *Please note that brass, wind and
voice lessons are only possible online until further notice
• Conduct an overnight deep cleaning of our building.
• Masonic Hall:10 people