Updated COVID Safety Policy
- 16 March 2022
- Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman
Kennedy Heights Arts Center
COVID Safety Policy
Updated March 16, 2022
Based on the current CDC guidelines and the recent decline in positive COVID-19 cases across our region, Kennedy Heights Arts Center announces these changes to our health and safety protocols.
Effective March 19, 2022, guests will no longer be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test certification to attend performances, and the wearing of masks in our facilities will be optional. This announcement comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) publication of its latest guidance on COVID-19, which is based on hospitalization data and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Hamilton County, Ohio is currently categorized by the CDC in the “Low” COVID-19 community level.
Updated Health and Safety Protocols include:
• All KHAC employees and art instructors are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Employees who cannot receive a COVID vaccination due to a medical reason can request an exception under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Ohio Civil Rights Act. Employees claiming this exemption must submit a letter from their health care provider to the Executive Director to begin the interactive accommodation process. Accommodations will vary depending on the specific limitations an employee has as well as the job duties and work environment. Accommodations will be granted where they do not pose the organization undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
• We encourage guests 5 years of age and older to be fully vaccinated.
• Masks will be optional in KHAC facilities.
• Masks will continue to be required in all classes currently in progress through the end of the Winter Term.
• Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test will no longer be required for KHAC events.
• If you aren’t feeling well or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
• KHAC will restore normal capacities for classes, camps and events.
We want to maintain the culture of acceptance and understanding with our guests and welcome anyone who continues to wear a mask. We recognize that everyone’s personal comfort levels and circumstances are different and respect each person’s choice.
Kennedy Heights Arts Center reserves the right to adjust this policy as circumstances change. We will continue to monitor local data, CDC and health authority guidance, and will review and update our policies as warranted.
Our primary concern remains the safety and well-being of our employees, guests, volunteers, and the community at large. We thank everyone for your patience and commitment to helping keep everyone safe through and beyond the pandemic.
Thank you for your continued flexibility as we adapt our responses to meet our community’s needs and keep creativity alive during these challenging times.