STUDIO 303’s COVID-19 PROTOCOL

Last update : August 13, 2020

Preamble

Studio 303 cares about your physical and mental health. We’re counting on your cooperation to help us mitigate the risk of the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure everyone feels as safe and comfortable as possible. Below is a snapshot of the measures we have taken and what we expect from you. Our decisions follow government guidelines and take into consideration diverse concerns among our team and what we’ve heard from our collaborators and the broader dance community. We believe in agency over your own body, and collective care-taking. This requires conscientious conversation, and a culture of informed consent.

We appreciate your help in achieving this aim.

Key Information

*MASK. Studio 303 is an indoor, public space. Wearing a mask is required. You may exceptionally remove your mask during physical activity if you maintain a distance of 2 metres from others.

CAPACITY. We recommend a maximum of 15 persons in the studio in order to respect physical distancing.

General Instructions & Responsibility of Studio Users

If you plan to use Studio 303, you are expected to:

– Stay home if you or someone you’ve been in contact with has symptoms (including “minor” symptoms) or tests positive for COVID-19.
– Disinfect your hands upon entering the space and before touching shared equipment: water cooler, windows, fans, sound board, curtains, light switches (ideally, assign this task to one person in your group).
– Wear a mask* in our office, the studio entrances and the dressing room.
– Maintain a distance of 2 metres from other people.
– Open all windows and turn on the fans during use to ensure adequate ventilation.
– Avoid using the poorly ventilated dressing room (max 3 people); ideally, arrive already dressed in comfortable clothing that is appropriate for movement.
– Please keep your personal belongings in designated spaces along the studio wall.

Studio 303 is a shared space, thank you for taking care of others and remaining attentive. Do not assume that your level of comfort regarding sanitary measures corresponds to that of others, let’s respect each others’ limits without judgment.

Studio 303’s Cleaning Procedures

– The following frequently touched surfaces are disinfected every weekday morning by Studio 303 and before every use by the renters: Main Entrance {doorknobs, code lock & key, tables, chairs, water cooler faucet, garbage, bench} Studio {tables, sound console & cabinet, cables, light switches} Second Entrance {doorknobs, light switches} Changing Room {counter, bench, chairs, clothes rack, hangers, light switches} Cleaning Equipment {broom handle, dustpan, mop}
– The studio’s hardwood floors are washed every weekday morning by Studio 303 and before every use by the renters.

List of Cleaning Products Used by Studio 303

ProductComposition UseNotes
Vinegar + Lemon Essential OilDilute ½ cup vinegar per 4L of water and add 10 drops of lemon essential oilFloor cleaner for regular mop + magic eraser mop (swiffer with dispenser for quick cleaning)Public health authorities recommend using regular cleaning products. The floors are not disinfected
Hand SanitizerBenzalkonium chloride 0,3%Disinfect users’ hands (no sink in the studio)Alcohol free, fragrance free, foam dispenser. Recognized by Health Canada for COVID-19
Disinfecting Surface CleanerHydrogen peroxide 1:40 dilutionDisinfect frequently touched surfaces (door handles, windows, sound board…)Fragrance free, no VOCs, no persistent organic pollutants. Recognized by Health Canada for COVID-19

Special Measures Taken by Studio 303

– Encourage advance reservations, and online payments (versus cash)
– Smaller class sizes (max 15 people) and no drop-ins for workshops
– Additional time (30 minutes) given to renters for cleaning and airing out the studio
– Disposable masks for sale during office hours
– Appropriate signage in the studio
– Hand sanitizer available at all times in the studio
– Cleaning supplies available to all studio users at all times

Contact Tracing

Regarding Studio 303 produced activities (ex: workshops and residencies), Studio 303 will contact all participants in case of an outbreak connected to our space. It is the responsibility of all renters to collect contact information of each person who participates in or attends an activity at Studio 303 under their watch, in order to be able to reach them in the event of an outbreak.

Due Diligence

We operate under the principle of due diligence applied to health and safety in the workplace. In other words, we take all reasonable precautions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent contamination among Studio 303 users. We have determined intrinsic risk factors in our environment and have taken measures to reduce them. In order to make this work, each person must be accountable for their conduct. If you feel that someone is behaving irresponsibly, please let us know as soon as possible, so we may follow-up with the person.

Unacceptable Behaviour and Exclusion

Studio 303 reserves the right to exclude from its space any individual who does not comply with the above-mentioned health regulations. A warning will first be given to verify the person’s understanding of the instructions, and in case of recurrence, the person will be excluded from the activity.

Office & Employees

Studio 303’s office is not open to the public yet. The following measures are being taken to protect the health of our team:

– Encouraging remote work and meetings
– No more than 3 employees at a time in the office
– Avoid eating meals together until further notice
– Plexiglass installed at the reception desk
– Wearing of a mask and/or visor during verbal exchanges
– Removal of pamphlets from the display stand
– Daily cleaning of frequently touched office surfaces
– Employees are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their health condition before coming to the office. 

Feedback

You are invited to share your comments, thoughts and suggestions to improve our COVID-19 protocol.