Coronavirus Updates

Updated 4/28/2020

CREATIVITY CONTINUES at Edmond Fine Arts in May 

IMPORTANT TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING AN ART CLASS IN MAY:

 

FAI COVID19 Policy’s for In-House Art Classes in May

There is no higher priority than the safety of our Edmond Fine Arts students and teachers. To effectively maintain a safe environment for everyone, guidelines have been set by the Fine Arts Institute Board of Directors allowing a limited re-opening with the following requirements:

 

  1. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 5 students to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Enroll early! Wait lists are available and new classes will be added when space and time allows

 

  1. All teachers and students are required to wear face masks in the building and during classes. NO EXCEPTIONS.  Please bring your own  

 

  1. All students must wash their hands before entering the classroom. Please follow the recommended guideline for hand washing posted above all sinks

 

  1. Classrooms and shared art supplies will be disinfected before and after each class

 

  1. Parents and siblings CANNOT wait in the common areas of the building while students are in class

 

  1. Do NOT come to class if you aren’t feeling well. Anyone displaying signs of illness will not be allowed in class

 

Any cancellations or closures will be communicated via email, website, social media, and local news. Additionally, we will continue to modify and update classes as needed.

MARCH 24, 2020:
Due to the governor’s announcement to close all non-essential businesses, the Edmond Fine Arts Institute is postponing all classes and events until April 15th. In addition, the building is closed to all public access until further notice. Classes will resume and events will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience as we proceed with caution during this unprecedented time. Follow @EdmondFineArts on Instagram and Facebook for current updates and art ideas you can enjoy at home.
 
AS OF MARCH 16, 2020:
OKLAHOMA SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 6TH  – To adhere with ‘social distancing’ recommendations, our plan is as follows:
 
ALL Children & Adult Classes will be cancelled until school resumes.  As of right now we expect the Spring Session, April 13 – May 16th, will begin as scheduled.
Students will receive a full credit for all cancelled classes and can be used at any time.  You will need to email janet@edmondfinearts.com to process your enrollment.
 
As we have all learned, changes can happen quickly.  We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on our website, social media, and news outlets as needed.  Please check your emails regularly as that is the easiest way for us to communicate with you should the need arise.
 
The FAI office will be open daily, but office hours will vary based on the needs of the staff. We are all here to help and answer any question or concerns you might have. We appreciate your support and interest in the FAI.
 

3/15/2020

After much consideration and deliberation by FAI staff and Board, the decision was made to cancel Spring Break Camp.  Reaching this decision was difficult.  We know how much students and teachers look forward to this class every year.  This decision is part of ongoing efforts by our Edmond community to limit any potential effects of the virus.  As health officials continue to encourage “social distancing” and the limitation of large gatherings, we feel that it is in the best interest of our students, teachers and staff to cancel this class.  We want to make sure we are doing our absolute best in following the guidance of the CDC, and local, state, and federal officials in dealing with this pandemic that will continue to affect all of our daily routines.  I want to assure you the health and safety of our students, teachers and staff continue to be our #1 priority.

Regarding the cancellation of Spring Break Camp, all students will receive a full credit for future classes and camps that can be used at any time.  Please email janet@edmondfinearts.com to use your refund.

 

3/12/2020

There is no higher priority than the safety of our Edmond Fine Arts students and teachers. With the increasing news and concern regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus we want to ensure families that we are monitoring the developing situation and taking precautions to protect our participants as much as possible while they attend classes or camps in our building.

 

We understand things can change quickly. If the need arises to cancel programming or close the building to help stop the spread of the virus, the Edmond Fine Arts Institute will follow directives from the CDC, and local, state, and federal officials.

 

Any cancellations or closures will be communicated via email, our website, social media and local news media. Additionally, we will continue to modify and update our plans as the situation develops.

 

What we are doing:

 

  • It is our standard practice to clean our facility daily, however, we’ve added more frequent cleanings throughout the day;
  • All students are encouraged to clean shared art supplies before and after use with provided disinfectant and paper towels;
  • All students are requested to wash their hands upon entering the building, and frequently while they are in classes;
  • Staff and instructors who are feverish/sick will stay home until they are fever free, without medication and without symptoms for 48-72 hours.
  • Students will be asked additional questions regarding recent travel and illness. If you have visited a Level 2 or 3 country, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please self-quarantine for a period of 14 days before returning to classes.

Do NOT come to class if you aren’t feeling well. If your child is not feeling well, they will not be allowed in class.

 

 

Please refer to the Center for Disease Control for information on how to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unique situation.

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