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.
Covid-19 has become politicized for many people. These discussions have no place in our programs. It is our expectation that class participants respect each other and honor each other’s preferences for social distancing and other Covid-19 precautions.
Regardless of how you feel about Covid19, we should be able to agree that it is a contagious disease. None of us want to get infected or spread disease to others.
VACCINATION AND TESTING
We do not require it, but we encourage participants to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
If you are unable to or choose not to get vaccinated, we encourage you to consider getting tested for Covid19 prior to attending the class.
If you are having trouble finding a testing or vaccination site, please let us know, and we’d be happy to help you.
Vaccinated participants may wear a mask if they choose to do so. Unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear masks.
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.
HYGIENE AND SANITATION
Participants should clean their hands frequently, particularly if they are touching a shared surface or shared 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.
If you begin to see symptoms of Covid-19 after a class, we strongly encourage you to get tested. If you test positive for Covid-19 with a week of taking a class, please let us know so we can inform other students of the risk. We will not disclose your identity or any personal information.
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 look forward to seeing you again soon!