Masking Policy: Revised May 11, 2022
Touchstone’s general masking policy is mandatory masking for unvaccinated individuals and masking optional but highly encouraged for those vaccinated. Instructor will determine studio masking policy for individual workshops. This will override Touchstone’s general masking policy. If instructor policy differs from our general policy, registered participants will be notified in advance.
Revised May 11, 2022
See below for more information
*Subject to change based on COVID-19 regulations and guidelines. Registered participants will be notified if changes are made.
2022 Vaccination Requirement
The Touchstone staff and board of directors have continued to monitor and assess the ongoing outcomes and evolving best practices of the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution, we are instituting a requirement to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all team members, instructors, and participants prior to arriving on campus for the 2022 season.
Proof of vaccination should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled workshop. Proof of vaccinations can be submitted in one of four ways:
For those individuals with medical and religious exemptions, a negative COVID-19 test not more than 72 hours old should be submitted ahead of your workshop/stay on campus prior to check-in. We ask that you provide us with notice that you will be submitting this rather than proof of vaccination so that we know only to follow up closer to your scheduled workshop(s). It will be necessary for you to make your own arrangements for testing. Test results should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Confidential – Jane Doe’ (use your name) or faxed to (724) 329-1371, Attn: Student Affairs Coordinator.
All submissions are strictly confidential. You will receive an email confirmation that we have received your proof of vaccination/test result. If you do not receive your email confirmation within 2 business days for proof of vaccination (or by the end of the business day for test results), please follow up with a call/email regarding resubmitting.
Participants who do not submit the required document(s) BEFORE their scheduled workshops will not be permitted to take part in any 2022 workshop or stay on campus – no exceptions.
Research to date has demonstrated that the currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines are an effective combatant against the virus. Widespread vaccination represents a critical step in mitigating the pandemic and the mutations of the virus.
We intend to carry on our commitment to keep each of you as safe as we can. Thank you for helping us to protect and promote health and safety across our campus and our community. For any questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine requirement, please email email@example.com.
2022 Touchstone COVID-19 Guidelines, Precautions, and Procedures*
Revised May 11, 2022
Although we know that the world is ever-changing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to work diligently to ensure the safety of all on our campus. These efforts take countless hours, as running a residential craft school has many logistics aspects to be examined from studio use and workshops to dining services to lodging. We look forward to welcoming our instructors and participants back to campus!
General Precautions and Procedures
To help keep everyone safe, our studios remain altered to meet CDC guidelines and to assure everyone is able to maintain 6ft between participants.
One of the best parts of the Touchstone Experience is being able to stay on campus and enjoy uninterrupted class/studio time. To help maintain the health and safety of everyone on our campus we continue to use precautions in booking and cleaning procedures.
It is often said that some of the best conversations that happen during a workshop are during mealtimes. We will continue to adhere to the following guidelines within our dining hall during meal services to ensure the safety of everyone on our campus.
*Subject to change based on COVID-19 regulations and guidelines. Policies and procedures instituted will be enforced, and anyone not abiding by these policies may be asked to leave campus without refund.