BARN Safety Protocols - BARN

BARN Safety Protocols

BARN’s safety protocols are updated as needed to reflect current guidance from the CDC* and Washington State**. Dr. Gib Morrow, health officer for the Kitsap Public Health District, issued a new masking directive effective Aug. 14 that everyone age 5 and older in Kitsap County should wear a face covering within indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

For members and all other individuals visiting BARN (Recent changes are in bold type):

  • We request that only fully-vaccinated people enter the BARN facility at this time.
  • We trust our members and visitors to help safeguard our community by taking the following actions: Every person entering the BARN facility will certify that they are vaccinated by initialing the sign-in form at the entry table.  Class registrants will also be asked to confirm their vaccination status online.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • Masks are required for everyone when indoors even though you are fully vaccinated. If you need a mask, you will find masks available as you enter BARN’s first set of doors.
  • If a studio requires a specific craft-related task that necessitates removing a mask briefly, the member/registrant may remove mask for up to 10 minutes at a time while remaining safely distanced (6 or more feet) from others.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Entrance to BARN will continue to be through the upstairs front doors, and everyone should continue signing in at the front desk each day when they arrive.
  • When a person enters for the first time since the pandemic began, that person should complete BOTH SIDES of the waiver form available at the sign-in table.
  • Please continue to give others reasonable space, wash hands frequently, and respect others’ requests for safe distances.
  • BARN will continue to keep windows open and fans operating in common spaces.
  • BARN staff will clean common surfaces (handrails, door handles, kitchen counter) at least once a day during normal business hours (9-4, daily)

Please address questions or concerns about safety at BARN to Executive Director Denise Dumouchel at [email protected].

*  https://www.cdc.gov/library/covid19/08132021_covidupdate.html

**https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-reopening-guidance