Covid-19 Safety

Safety for our students, teachers and community is of the highest priority. Philly Art Center has run consistently safe and successful programs, with vigilance to detailed safety protocol, throughout the entire pandemic. Pre-registration is required for all programs and space is limited. Updates to protocol will be made here, as dictated by the evolving pandemic. PAC will always follow local, state and CDC guidance. PAC regularly goes above and beyond these standards to ensure the safest environments for students, families and staff.

All artists enrolled in PAC programs, ages 5 and up, must be fully vaccinated to attend.
*Adults accompanying ages 0-4 must present vaccination card at entry.
*We strongly recommend that all people 12+ who are eligible, be boosted.
*Proof of vaccination for all enrolled artists’ is required and must be received before program start date.
* Kids aging up to shot eligibility can receive their first shot within 2 weeks from birthday and forward vax card.
*Detailed information follows your registration in a Confirmation Email before program start date.
*Medical /Religious exemption can be submitted for consideration at least 2 weeks before program start.

Mask Requirement Update 4/18

  • Masks are required at all locations, for all in attendance, ages 2+, starting 4/18. We ask that all people where N95, KN95, or KF94 masks, or alternately double mask. We have stocked kids and adult sized masks for anyone who needs them..
  • Continue to notify us of exposures and positive cases.

Notables

  • The entire PAC team is vaccinated + boostered. We strongly encourage all eligible to be, as well.
  • Hepa filters units operate in every studio/area throughout all locations.
  • Immediate notification is required when enrollee has a known exposure or is Covid-19 positive
  • Per your signed enrollment agreement, you will not attend (or will keep your child home) if exhibiting any one upper respiratory symptoms or are otherwise feeling sick.
  • Social distancing is practiced.
  • If programming includes snack time, swift, 10 minute eating breaks will be managed, at this time.
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout.
  • Detailed seating chart records are kept for every program to aid in contact tracing.
  • Regular sanitizing of studios is practiced.
  • Students should isolate for 10 days after exposure/positive Covid test and reach out via email to set return plan.

Required Forms

The following forms AND a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Card must be emailed to info@phillyartcenter.com ASAP and at least THREE days before your program start date (one week prior to summer camps). Forms are kept on file and good for one year.

Health Screening: Children who attend any adult-accompanied program can fill out paper screening forms at the door. All drop-off programs for ages 4+ will include in-studio health screenings by their teachers. Adult students are required to self-screen by filling out a digital form no later than 10 minutes before attending.

KIDS Enrollment Forms

ADULT Enrollment Forms
Adult Screening Form – Fairmount
Adult Screening Form – Queen Village
Adult Screening Form – Cherry Hill

Easy Reference –> Protocol + Return Plan Printable

Protocol for ages 5+ (Vaccinated)

  • Report exposures and positive cases to info@phillyartcenter.com
  • PAC will continue to contact trace and notify students/families so that we may effectively affirm our protocol and ensure that no spread occurs in our buildings.
  • Do not attend with any one symptoms at this time.
  • Vaccinated Exposures do NOT need to quarantine and may attend with no symptoms, Mask-2-Stay for 10 days.
    • School Exposures must test at day 5 and email negative results promptly.
    • Household/Social Setting Exposures must test at day 5 + day 7 and email negative results promptly.
  • Positive cases should isolate for 10 days, per the Philadelphia Department of Health and provide negative rapid test results to return or can return after 10 days regardless of test.

Protocol for ages 0-5 (and partially vaccinated)

  • We’ll continue to screen onsite, forms will be available when you attend
  • Report exposures and positive cases to info@phillyartcenter.com
  • PAC will contact trace and notify students/families.
  • Do not attend with any one symptom at this time.
  • Exposures – 7 day quarantine, rapid test at day 7, email negative results to return. For household exposures that are able to fully isolate, the count starts after isolation begins.
  • Positive cases should isolate for 10 days.

Covid-19 Signs + Symptoms

  • Fever / chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea/vomiting

Notify Health Officials

  • If PAC becomes aware that an individual tests positive for COVID-19, we will immediately notify the Department of Health, local health officials, staff and families of a confirmed case while maintaining confidentiality with the Americans With Disabilities Act
  • We will follow all guidance outlined at that time and set a return plan with families. Those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 will stay home, self-monitor symptoms, and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Resources:

https://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/guidance/guidance-documents/summer-camps-guidance/

https://www.phila.gov/media/20200630112537/Guidelines-for-Elementary-Schools.pdf

https://www.phila.gov/media/20200529115018/Guidelines-for-Summer-Camp.pdf

https://www.nj.gov/health/ceohs/sanitation-safety/youthcamps.shtml

https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/20200522-Department-of-Health-2020-Summer-Program-FAQ.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-childcare.html

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/Childcare-Decision-Tree.pdf