Metalwerx COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates

As the situation with COVID-19 evolves and as vaccine distribution progresses in Massachusetts, we will respond accordingly and keep our community informed of any changes to our plans. Metalwerx's safety procedures and policies, including masks, social distancincing and limiting class sizes, remain in place regardless of any individual's vaccine status to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Our staff and board of directors carefully review all Massachusetts state guidelines and CDC recommendations to ensure our policies remain current, relevant, and keep our community safe. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have by calling us at 781-891-3854 or emailing,  .

Students should not come to the studio if:

  • They have a household member with COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • They may have had exposure to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.  
  • They have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, according to the CDC:  Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, or Diarrhea.
  • No one will be penalized for being safe and missing a class! Everyone’s collective safety is the most important thing to us. We have waived our withdrawal fees for onsite classes. Read more on our Registration Policy Page.

Covid-19 Access and Safety Policies

Metalwerx is following all Massachusetts State Reopening GuidelinesMandatory Safety Standards for Workplace, and taking extra precautions for the safety of students and staff, which are outlined below. 

  • Masks must be worn at all times while at Metalwerx and should properly cover an individual’s nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Anyone on the premises without a mask will be asked to put one on, or leave the building.
  • All persons, including staff and students, will remain at least six feet apart to the greatest extent possible, both inside and outside the building. 
  • Frequent hand washing is strongly encouraged. Hand sanitizer is also available in the studio, but must be applied to hands and allowed to dry completely before hands are disinfected. It is also less effective when hands are greasy and oily and hand washing is encouraged over hand sanitizer wherever possible.
  • Everyone who comes into the studio, including students, instructors, and staff, must sign in and out to enable contact tracing, including temporary visitors. 
  • All students will be required to sign a new release and waiver form as well as adhere to policies and procedures put in place.

Changes to our Classes and Studio

  • Class sizes are currently limited to 6 students.
  • Physical partitions of plexiglass have been placed to separate workstations down the center of Metalwerx benches to ensure students are always 6 feet apart while sitting at a workbench.
  • The HVAC system has been fitted with filters for COVID-19, among other particles, so we can use the heat or air conditioning accordingly. 
  • Hand soap, cleaning solution, and paper towels are available to promote proper hygiene. Denatured alcohol must be used for all steel tools, equipment, and surfaces. 
  • The indoor lunch table is closed, but our kitchenette, including the microwave, toaster, and fridge, are open for one person to use at a time.
  • There are no reusable cups or utensils available to use. Students are strongly encouraged to eat outside at our larger lunch area where there is more air and circulation.
  • Metalwerx staff and volunteers onsite will only go into the classroom when necessary, and are required to wear a face covering when outside the closed office.

Travel Restrictions and Health Information Resources​

Stay safe and stay positive, we will get through this together!

Missing your Metalwerx community and want to meet other metalsmiths? Please consider joining us at one of our monthly Wear and Share virtual meet-ups!