Metalwerx COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates

As Massachusetts lifts all statewide COVID-19 restrictions, Metalwerx has reviewed and updated our COVID-19 health and safety policies to reflect the hopeful trend Massachusetts has had in negative cases, while still protecting and staying focused on the safety of our community.

After reviewing CDC safety guidelines and Massachusetts reopening recommendations, Metalwerx is instituting the changes to our COVID-19 safety policy listed below effective June 1st, 2021. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have about these updates by calling us at 781-891-3854 or emailing  .

Students may 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 for Summer 2021. Read more on our Registration Policy Page.

Covid-19 Access and Safety Policies

  • Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks at all times while inside the Metalwerx building, except while eating.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals may choose whether or not to wear a mask at their own discretion.
  • A mask is not required while outside the building or while eating.
  • All students will be required to sign our updated release and waiver form as well as adhere to policies put in place. Fully vaccinated individuals can attest to their status if they do not wish to wear a mask inside the building. Proof of vaccine status is NOT required.
  • Frequent hand washing is strongly encouraged. Hand sanitizer is also available in the studio.

Changes to our Classes and Studio

  • All Metalwerx staff are fully-vaccinated and will continue to wear a face covering when outside the closed office.
  • Physical partitions of plexiglass have been placed to separate workstations down the center of Metalwerx benches.
  • The HVAC system has been fitted with filters for COVID-19, so we can use the heat or air conditioning accordingly. 
  • Hand soap, cleaning solution, and paper towels are available to promote proper hygiene. 
  • Our kitchenette (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.

Class Size

Student comfort level is of the utmost priority for our community. We will continue to honor our flexible COVID-19 registration and refund policies for onsite courses.

  • Onsite summer classes may have up to 8 students.
  • We ask that students withdraw two weeks in advance of their workshop to ensure Metalwerx has an opportunity to fill vacancies and support our faculty.
  • Class sizes could change as we progress through 2021 and we will keep our students informed.

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