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HCA BUILDING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Updated May 21, 2021 | Subject to change based on Massachusetts/Hopkinton Board of Health Covid-19 guidelines
General guidelines for all visitors, staff and students to any HCA building:
Process for Handling Sick, Symptomatic and
Exposed Children and Staff
Visitors/Staff to the HCA
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.
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.
Effective July 1, 2021, face-coverings
are REQUIRED indoors at HCA for ALL
VACCINATED and UNVACCINATED persons.
The following persons are exempt from the face
covering requirements: children 2 years of age
and younger; persons with underlying medical
conditions that prevent them from wearing a
Teachers, students, staff and visitors should
make a point to periodically wash their hands
and/or utilize hand sanitizer during their time at
Anyone exhibiting symptoms commonly associated with COVID/Flu, or is generally feeling
unwell, should not enter the HCA buildings.
Positive COVID-19 Response
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:
• 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
• Conduct an overnight deep cleaning of our building.
• 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.
The HCA utilizes a 3rd party vendor to do twice a
week building cleaning, as well as ultra-violet disinfection one time a week.
All 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.
Food & Beverage Guidelines
All staff/students must provide for their own meals/
snacks/beverages. Staff/Teachers who utilize the
HCA refrigerator must label all their food and beverage items to avoid inadvertent sharing of food.
At no time will peanut products be allowed at the
HCA. The HCA will alert instructors and CITs of other potential food allergies communicated by parents.