Covid-19 Guidelines for Upcoming Classes

QSI has a broad base of students and staff, some of whom are at high risk if infected with Covid-19. To minimize risk, we request that everyone adhere to these guidelines. If you have any questions of suggestions, please let us know!

Students who are sick WILL NOT be allowed to attend. If you are sick, or appear to be sick, you will be sent home and provided with a class slot on another date or a refund.

Sick means fever, coughing, sore throat or other symptoms.


Participants must make every effort to maintain a social distance of 6 feet or more throughout the day. Consider this when staging gear, taking breaks, etc. Staging areas at the range will be modified to accommodate this.

As a social distancing measure students should not enter or walk through the Instructor’s Office area.

Brief (ie, walking past) near contact is acceptable but should be avoided.

Avoid touching each other and each other’s equipment.


There are two kinds of masks:

SOURCE CONTROL masks prevent you from spreading disease to others. Cloth masks work for this.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) includes masks which are full seal and rated N95, that will protect the wearer from the virus.

In order to be effective, a mask must be worn over both the nose and the mouth.

Masks are not required but encouraged for situations where we might get closer than six feet. It is recommended you bring a mask and use it when necessary.


Participants should clean their hands frequently, particularly if they are touching a shared surface or shared equipment.

Bleach solution and paper towels will be provided for cleaning equipment.

If students bring their own sanitizer, that would be greatly appreciated. We will have some on hand but supplies are limited.

Gloves are not really useful and will actually spread disease if not used properly. We recommend frequent cleaning/washing of the hands instead of gloves.


It is recommended students bring their own water to avoid contamination from shared coolers.

We are committed to continuing to run classes as safely as possible. While we cannot eliminate risk, we can recognize risks and work within them to make smart choices.

We hope you can join us for a class this Summer!

Erik is the owner and founder of QSI. He has over 25 years of experience as a firearms instructor, including military, security, and law enforcement.