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What is BARN’s cancellation and refund policy?2023-03-22T10:37:51-07:00

To cancel your class registration, please notify the Registrar by email at [email protected] or by phone at (206) 842-4475 x200 at least four (4) days prior to the class/event start date (unless otherwise stated in the class/event description) in order to receive a refund. Youth classes generally require cancellation farther in advance (7 days prior for Summer Youth programs).

What is BARN’s COVID policy?2022-10-05T10:37:02-07:00

Our COVID policy is designed to keep BARN’s community safe and healthy while allowing us to fulfill our mission.

This policy is based on recommendations from Washington State Department of Health and Kitsap Public Health District. In the event Washington State or Kitsap County ever impose different public health requirements, those requirements will supersede this policy.

COVID is tough and the world is complicated. That said, our policy boils down to age-old common sense:

  • Stay home if you’re sick or could get someone sick.
  • While you’re here, take reasonable steps to keep people safe.

Access to BARN

Do not come to BARN if you should be isolating or quarantining. See the Washington Department of Health Decision Trees for details. In short:

You should isolate yourself if you test positive for COVID, or if you have one or more COVID symptoms and no alternative diagnosis. See Tree 1 for more details on isolation.

You may have to quarantine if you had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID. Close contacts should quarantine unless they are:

  1. Up to date” with the COVID vaccine, OR
  2. Tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days and recovered.

See Tree 2 for more details on quarantine. Do not come to BARN while you should be isolating or quarantining.

Vaccination status

BARN no longer requires all participants to be up to date with the COVID vaccine in order to enter the building. However, BARN strongly recommends staying up to date on all vaccinations, including the COVID vaccine, as a step towards protecting vulnerable community members.

Do note that the Washington Department of Health quarantine guidelines described above are more flexible for those who are up to date with their COVID vaccine or who have immunity from a confirmed recent infection.

Returning to BARN

Once you have completed your quarantine and / or isolation, you may return to BARN following the Washington State Department of Health recommendations appropriate to your exposure, infection, and immunity circumstances. In short:

  • Never come to BARN with symptoms.
  • Following exposure or infection, don’t return to BARN while the risk of spreading infection is high.
  • When you do return, wear a well-fitting mask until the risk of spreading infection has passed.
  • Monitor yourself closely for symptoms.


In general masks are optional at BARN, subject to the exceptions below. We continue to monitor public health data and recommendations and may return to an indoor mask mandate if warranted.

Masks are required if recommended by the Washington State Department of Health. For example, if you were potentially exposed to the virus or are recovering from an infection you should wear a mask while at BARN as described in that policy.

In addition, masks are required if the instructor or studio monitor leading a class or open studio decides, at their discretion, to require participants to wear masks while in the studio.

Please respect the wishes and concerns of others regarding masks. If you need a mask, BARN staff can provide one.

Exposure notifications

As an employer, BARN is required to notify employees of potential exposure at the workplace. In addition, it is BARN policy to notify members, instructors, students, and volunteers about potential exposure while at BARN in accordance with Washington Department of Health guidelines.

For this reason please notify BARN staff (by emailing [email protected]) if you learn that you were at BARN while symptomatic with COVID or you were at BARN in the two days before developing COVID symptoms. Please also include any information you can to help identify close contacts about the potential exposure, such as which studio you were using, when you were here, and specific individuals you may have had close contact with.

After BARN receives such a notification, we will work to identify close contacts and inform them about a potential exposure. We will not identify the specific person causing the exposure unless they have given us their permission.

Is smoking or vaping allowed at BARN?2022-10-05T10:54:13-07:00

BARN is a non-smoking, drug-free facility. Smoking or vaping are prohibited. 

Is alcohol allowed at BARN?2022-10-05T10:55:16-07:00

Alcohol is only allowed at specific BARN-hosted events.

Can I bring my dog or pet to BARN?2022-10-05T10:54:18-07:00

Service dogs are welcome at BARN. Other animal friends are not.

What is BARN’s Code of Conduct?2023-07-21T16:27:10-07:00

The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for all participants. BARN’s Code of Conduct applies to all ages and is the foundation of BARN’s policies for working with youth. The code provides:

  • Respectful relationships are a key to BARN’s success, and will exclude any type of harassment, as well as disruptive, threatening, or unreasonable behavior that interferes with anyone’s use of the facility.
  • Respectful stewardship of equipment and the building will be key to proper maintenance and care of shared and/or personal property. Our facilities and grounds will be smoke-free and drug-free.
  • Operable firearms are not allowed.
  • While BARN-hosted events may involve alcohol, everyday activities will not.
  • Toxic materials must be safely used and properly disposed.
  • Service dogs are welcome; other animal friends are not.
  • Environmental stewardship is foundational to our mission.

Anyone not complying with the Code of Conduct will be asked to leave the BARN premises and may be barred from future access to BARN facilities and programs.

Commercial Use of BARN

In order to ensure equitable use of BARN resources in a manner consistent with BARN’s mission, no business or commercial enterprise, regardless of the manner in which it is organized (e.g., as a sole proprietorship, corporation, limited liability company, etc.), may have its employees work on projects for such business/commercial enterprise at BARN. This policy is not intended to prevent sole proprietors and the owners of such businesses/commercial enterprises who are BARN members from personally using BARN’s facilities, in accordance with each studio’s practices and policies, nor does it limit the right of individuals and businesses/enterprises who rent the kitchen, great room, commons, or small classroom to have employees work in the rented facilities.

What is BARN’s Youth and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy?2023-07-21T16:28:49-07:00

Youth and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy 

To ensure that BARN is a safe environment for youth and vulnerable adults our policy provides for:

Prohibited Behaviors

  • Use of degrading language or behavior.
  • Threatening or intentionally inflicting physical injury upon a minor or vulnerable adult.
  • Engaging in any sexual advance toward, sexual activity with and/or harassment of a minor or vulnerable adult.

Private Meetings

Unless a BARN employee, Teacher, Monitor or Youth Mentor has passed a background check including fingerprint screening, all personal meetings with an unrelated minor or vulnerable adult are to be conducted in view of other adults.

Allegation Reporting Guidelines

Allegations of abuse or harassment of minors or vulnerable adults are to be reported to the BARN President or Youth Advocate and may be reported to law enforcement or child protection authorities. BARN teachers, members and volunteers shall refrain from conducting their own independent investigations and shall not disclose information indiscriminately.

Investigating Allegations

BARN will cooperate with all law enforcement, child protective services, and legal investigations. BARN may conduct its own independent investigation if an allegation involves an employee, a Teacher whose services BARN contracted for, a Monitor or Youth Mentor, or a BARN participant and if such investigation does not interfere with other investigations.

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