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COVID-19 Updates

Beginning April 3, 2023

Beginning Monday April 3, 2023, Masks will be OPTIONAL for all activities at the Weaving Center (Hartford and Manchester locations). COVID vaccines and boosters are highly recommended. Approved by the Board of Directors, March 6, 2023 

 

Additionally, we will follow the CDC guidance (from August 2022): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html
Please refer to the CDC website or your doctor for further guidance as needed.

 

The guidance below pertains only for participation in all activities at the Weaving Center’s Hartford and Manchester locations.
 

1. If you don’t feel well for any reason (COVID or not), please stay home until you feel better.
 

2. If you have been exposed to COVID-19:
- Wear a high-quality mask  (e.g., KN95 or N95) in order to participate in activities at the Weaving Center in Hartford or Manchester. We ask that you refrain from eating with others for at least 5 days from your known exposure date. Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19. Get tested at least 5 full days after your last exposure. Test even if you don’t develop symptoms. Refer to the CDC website or your doctor for further guidance.

 

3. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19:
- Please do not come to the Weaving Center. Stay home and get tested. If positive, follow the guidance from your doctor or the CDC.

 

4. If you test positive for COVID:
- Per CDC, stay home for at least 5 days. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. End isolation based on how serious your COVID-19 symptoms were. Refer to the CDC website or your doctor for further guidance. When you return to the Weaving Center please follow our mask policy noted at the top of this page.

 

Assumption of Risk:

Participation/Attendance in activities at the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center (Hartford and Manchester locations) includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. Upon entering our facility, you knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.

 

Thank you for your patience as we continue to keep our community safe!

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Previous updates
As of April 4, 2022, as a community, we will continue to wear masks for all activities at the Weaving Center and in our Manchester studio throughout April. I appreciate everyone’s willingness in continuing to follow this policy. This policy will be revisited on April 27 and any updates will be posted. Our vaccination policy remains unchanged: COVID-19 vaccinations are required and boosters are highly encouraged.
     There are masks and hand sanitizer available throughout all areas of our Hartford building and in our studio at the Manchester Historical Society.
     Please note that these guidelines may change at any time as we continue to monitor and respond to the conditions around the COVID-19 virus.

 
As of February 27, 2022, the Weaving Center continues to require that everyone wear a mask over their nose and mouth while participating in any activities. There are masks and hand sanitizer available throughout all areas of our Hartford building and in our studio at the Manchester Historical Society. In addition, COVID-19 vaccinations are required and booster shots are highly encouraged. 

As of January 17, 2022, the Weaving Center continues require everyone to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while participating in any activities. There are masks and hand sanitizer available throughout all areas of our Hartford building and in our studio at the Manchester Historical Society. In addition, COVID-19 vaccinations are required and booster shots are highly encouraged. We will continue to respond to the conditions around the COVID-19 virus to the best of our ability, with safety as our primary focus. 


On August 10, 2021, the Board of Directors agreed that everyone participating in activities at the Weaving Center must be vaccinated against COVID-19. We believe this is the best decision for the safety of everyone in our community. In the spirit of social responsibility and care for others, we work on the honor system and do not ask for proof of vaccination. This decision affects all artisans, volunteers, staff, board members, instructors and all registered students for our in-person workshops and classes. 

As of August 3, 2021 following the revised guidance from the CDC, we reinstated our mask wearing policy at the Weaving Center. Everyone who comes into the Weaving Center (and in our Manchester classroom) needs to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while in the building. In addition, there is hand sanitizer available throughout all areas of our building. 

 
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