Covid-19 Policies


PenArt COVID-19 Safety Policies

While you are at PenArt, your health and safety are our top priority. We are closely following guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Wisconsin, the Door County Health Department, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. We have established the COVID-19 Safety Policies below with added layers of precaution while continuing to provide you with the Peninsula School of Art experience that you know and enjoy.

Preparing for Your Workshop/Program:

  • Pack a face covering. Face coverings should be worn upon entering the PenArt campus, when in public indoor spaces, and where six feet of social distancing outside is not possible. Appropriate face coverings include non-medical grade masks, homemade masks, scarves, bandanas, and handkerchiefs. Disposable masks are provided for those who do not bring their own.
  • Self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have a cough or fever, please stay home.

When You Arrive for Your Workshop/Program:

  • Staff, faculty, and program participants are required to complete a health screening at the front entrance. A touchless forehead thermometer is used to take body temperature and answers to respiratory symptom questions are documented. Anyone with a fever greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or experiencing two of the COVID-19 symptoms is not permitted in the building.
  • All participants are required to agree to the Five Commitments of Containment before participating in programs.
    • I will maintain six feet of distance from anyone not in my household.
    • I will wash my hands often.
    • I will cover my face in public.
    • I will self-screen for symptoms and stay/go home if I am sick.
    • I will self-report if I experience symptoms and seek testing immediately.

During Your Workshop/Program:

  • In the Studio:
    • No more than 10 people are permitted in a studio space, including the instructor. *In the ceramics and metals studios, no more than 8 people are permitted.
    • Workstations are set six feet apart. Stations are assigned.
    • Each participant uses their own individual art supplies. *In the case of adult printmaking and ceramics workshops, and teen workshops of all media, a set of tools are assigned to you for the workshop.
    • Frequent and thorough hand washing is highly encouraged, in addition to using hand sanitizer throughout the day.
    • Maintain six feet of distance from classmates, faculty, and staff.
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting:
    • Public restrooms are cleaned multiple times per day.
    • Bathrooms, studios, and equipment are cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day.
    • Areas of the building are closed to the public in order to eliminate as much risk of exposure as possible. These spaces include the staff offices, library, and kitchen.
    • DIY cleaning kits are available in the studio and bathrooms. All participants are expected to pitch in to keep themselves and their spaces clean.
  • Food and Beverage:
    • There are no open coffee services offered. Coffee drinkers are encouraged to bring their own.
    • Participants must bring their own food, beverage, and utensils in a personal cooler kept at their workstation. The kitchen is not open to the public.

In Case of Illness:

  • All participants are asked to familiarize themselves with COVID symptoms.
  • Print-outs with detailed information about local medical facilities are available.
  • If anyone is experiencing symptoms, they should tell a staff member immediately.
  • Ill students with COVID-like symptoms (cough and fever) are asked to leave and seek medical care.
  • PenArt staff cannot provide medical care or transportation to care facilities.
  • PenArt will work with the required outside health departments for contact tracing.

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and adhering to these policies. As guidelines change, we will revise this page and notify you of changes to our operations.