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GAC COVID-19 Protocols

Guilford Art Center Covid-19 Protocols Update: August 2022

GAC is no longer requiring masks to be worn on our campus, in accordance with guidance from the CDC, the State of Connecticut, and the Town of Guilford.

We expect that many of our students, instructors and visitors will choose to continue wearing a mask, and will appreciate others doing the same, and we fully support this position.

The following safety guidelines remain in place, campus-wide, for all visitors, students, faculty and staff:

  • Anyone who is feeling ill or has been exposed to anyone who is ill should not come onto campus.**
  • If a visitor, student, faculty or staff member, or anyone in their household, is suspected of having COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, they should notify GAC immediately. Privacy will be respected; however, we will take necessary action to communicate any potential spread of the virus.

**Self-Health screenings for employees and visitors are required before entry: check for these Covid-19 symptoms, including: cough, shortness of breath, or any of the following symptoms: fever; chills; repeated shaking with chills; muscle pain; headache; sore throat; new loss of taste or smell. If someone does have symptoms, or if they have come into close contact with someone who tests positive for Covid-19, they are asked to not return to campus until they have followed current state of Connecticut and CDC guidelines, available here:

Campus cleaning measures will remain in place — it’s working well!

  • All studios and restrooms will continue to be regularly cleaned, including the sanitizing of high-touch surfaces.
  • There will be additional disinfecting supplies in studios and restrooms for public use.
  • Touch-less hand sanitizers can be found in each studio in our school, in the forge, and in the gallery and shop.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Warning & Disclaimer: Despite our careful attention to cleaning and social distancing, Guilford Art Center cannot guarantee that visitors or employees will not become exposed to or infected with COVID-19 while on our campus. COVID-19 is highly contagious and there is a risk of exposure and infection at any time and any place. By using our facilities or participating in our programs, members of our community are acknowledging and accepting these risks.