Effective Friday, March 13, the Workhouse Arts Center Campus is closed all public activities are suspended through Wednesday, June 10.
UPDATE – THURSDAY, MAY 21
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Program at the Workhouse Arts Center
We are all dealing with a global crisis of enormous scale and impact. Our thoughts and hearts are with all who have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Workhouse is taking safety seriously. Our community of class participants, visitors, history buffs, artists, and employees are especially important to us. We are preparing to open during Phase I, with the approximate date of June 11, 2020.
We want you to know what we are doing to proactively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to limit its spread. Here is the summary of the Workhouse COVID-19 Prevention, Preparedness and Response Program in accordance with the CDC guidelines.
What We Are Doing:
• Our daily and weekly professional cleaning procedures are thorough; extra time will be taken to clean and disinfect galleries, facilities, and bathrooms. Cleaners and disinfectants used meet the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2.
• Thorough cleaning and sanitizing are provided for classroom materials and equipment before and after each use, open galleries and gathering spaces.
• Training is provided for managers, employees, instructors, camp counselors, and volunteers on our protocol to ensure consistent safety practices.
• Employees are required to use Personal Protective Equipment (masks and/or gloves as appropriate) when interacting in person with other employees, customers, and others.
• Hand sanitizers are available.
• Employees are directed to stay at home if they are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19. Return to work will be in accordance with specific guidelines.
• All those on campus are practicing safe distancing by limiting the number of people and being at least 6 feet apart.
• When appropriate employees, customers, and visitors will participate in a COVID health screening.
What We Ask of You:
• If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home!
• Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizers.
• Wear appropriate PPE when visiting the Workhouse and practice safe distancing. Mask use is required during Phase I and Phase II.
• Those participating in classes, camps, or attending small events, may be required to participate in a COVID-19 health screening, which may include a temperature scan. If you do not wish to participate in this screening, please let us know in advance.
We are in it together and will weather this storm together, emerging stronger for it. Please stay safe and healthy.
Please stay tuned for any additional updates!
VIRGINIA GOVERNOR ISSUES STAY-AT-HOME ORDER
In the interest of the health and well being of all our staff, artists, and visitors, the Workhouse Arts Center is suspending all public activities on campus.
Although there are no reported cases of Coronavirus within the Workhouse community, it is our primary responsibility to take care of our staff and visitors. With that priority in mind, it is appropriate for us to take this cautionary measure. We will continue to post to our website any changes or extensions of this decision.
Canceled activities include: all classes and workshops as well as performances. Artist studios and galleries will not be open to the public.
We will continue to be responsive to email questions and communication and please don’t hesitate to contact us during the suspension with questions and concerns. While we are very disappointed to have to take this safety measure, we hope that we will see you all soon once we reopen and continue to serve as your resource for outstanding art, remarkable classes, extraordinary performances, and exposure to our talented artists.
We are, however, working to bring you many of our offerings online. The menu to the right will guide you to our various programs that currently have online options!
We continue to monitor the situation and are committed to our fans and friends to keep them posted. Check back here frequently or see below for how you can stay updated.
FAIRFAX COUNTY GUIDELINES AND UPDATES
We are following guidelines and updates from Fairfax County. Read them here.
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