YAY!!! We are reopening!!
I am so excited to share the news that the studio will be slowly reopening starting June 9th! I have missed everyone and can’t wait to get back to teaching.
There will be a few changes to the studio once it’s reopened. I have to follow the CDC, State of OHIO Health Dept, and Greene County Health Dept rules. Hopefully, over time we can get lax them a little, but for now, your safety in my home (studio) is my utmost concern.
On June 9th, this will be private lessons and private group lessons too. I am currently rescheduling some of the first classes that canceled due to having to close. There are two summer camps scheduled that have been reduced in size to accommodate the new rules. Those are registering now.
No alterations until at least the fall, those alterations that I have had since clothing, I will be contacting you next week to talk about your modifications. At this time, I would like to focus on getting the classes back in order, and it will be easier for me to do this without the stress of completing alterations.
What we need to do
Once we reopen, we will have some restrictions and guidelines to be compliant with the regulations set by the CDC, State of OHIO Health Dept, and the Greene County Health Dept. I can not and will not falter from these as this is my livelihood, and I can not risk another shutdown.
- It is a MUST. I will be wearing one at all times. Any student that enters the studio with the exceptions if you have documented health restrictions. Please let me know of this when registering for your class. I will be in touch to discuss any concerns if you come without a mask and have no documented medical conditions.I will be selling masks for $13 + tax, and you will have to purchase. All students will be required (unless you have a documented reason why you can’t wear one).
Drop off –
- When dropping off, please contact me via text message (this is provided to you when you register for a class). I will open the door and take the students’ temp with a contactless thermometer, and they will use the provided sanitizer upon entry. If you are dropping off more than one student, I will ask you to stagger the drop off so there is no bottleneck for this process.I will ask a series of questions as well, such as, have you been in crowds without a mask or social distancing? Have you come into contact with anyone with COVID19 or anyone in quarantine as well as if you traveled recently.
Supplies – I usually have communal supplies that you can use during classes; I will no longer have supplies that can be used by students during lessons. With contamination and all of the cleaning will have to do after each class. Students will be responsible for bringing their supplies as they will not be able to use mine at this time —any materials for the course, as well as your sewing kit and scissors.
6ft social distance-
During any class with more than one student, all students will remain six feet apart at all times. The studio will have a limit of six people plus me during any type of event (once we can hold those). During that time, I will have the floor marked at six feet, no two students will be allowed to be in the same section at the same time. This will cover the required six-foot distancing.
Picking up a student will be a little different. If you are picking up I ask you to text me with the student name and that you are in the parking lot. I will send the students out staggered. They will use hand sanitizer before they leave the studio as well.
At this time, parents will not be able to come into the studio for pickup or during class. Only the people taking the course will be permitted.
When will this change?
Once the restrictions on businesses change, I will be updating policies. These are “evergreen,” which means they are subject to change at any time. Please understand that I am trying to do my best to follow the restrictions/guidelines that are put in place for me to open. I have NO control over them. I just have to support them to be in business. The studio is my livelihood, and I can’t risk it.
I have been getting a lot of questions about this, and I do not have curbside pickup. I am a single employee business, and I don’t have the resources after being closed for almost four months.
Right now, online orders, if placed before the mail comes, will be out the same day. I will be bringing all the inventory back to the studio after I reopen, so if you order online, it might be a day or two for shipping. I will be trying my hardest to ship same or next day.
As of right now, no in-store hours, online shopping only. Since I am not accepting alterations, there will not be open sew either. The studio will only be accessible to those coming for classes.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and we will work through any issues together!
I am so excited to see your faces!!
Thank you for all your support through this time; it does fill my heart with happiness!