COVID Protocols

Northern Clay Center’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

NCC mandates COVID-19 vaccination for all students, studio artists, teaching artists, and staff entering our building. For the wellbeing of our community, it is necessary to do everything we can to preserve the health of all individuals who utilize our facility, and setting a mandated standard is an important step in keeping NCC a safe space to engage with clay and community.

Vaccination Mandate
If you are a member of the above list, you are required to provide proof of receipt of your first vaccination shot before the start of your activity with NCC. Proof of full vaccination status is required by October 25, 2021.

Proof of Vaccination or Exemption
Proof of vaccination or exemption may be submitted online. NCC also provides the option to submit information in person at the start of your activity with NCC.

Refund Policy
Should you elect not to provide proof of vaccination or exemption, but instead prefer to withdraw from your class, full refunds for classes or workshops will be issued with no cancellation fee so long as your request is submitted before the start of your activity with NCC.

Notarized Exemptions
If you are unable to receive the vaccine, NCC accepts a notarized exemption and requires proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test to continue entering NCC’s facility.

Masking
Masks will continue to be required for everyone entering NCC’s facility regardless of vaccination status.

Youth Programming
Youth (anyone under 16 years of age) are NOT required to present a notarized exemption or negative COVID-19 test result within the week preceding their class. As Youth (anyone under 16 years of age) are NOT required to present a notarized exemption or negative COVID-19 test result within the week preceding their class. As vaccinations receive full FDA approval for youth, youth will also be required to provide proof of vaccination or a notarized exemption with proof of weekly negative COVID-19 test leading up to their NCC activity on-site.

Sales Gallery Visits
Entry to the Sales Gallery does not require proof of vaccination for visits lasting less than one hour, at this time. This is subject to change.

*The dates and information included in this document are subject to change at NCC’s discretion and based on CDC guidelines, best practices, policies, and state and government mandates. At present, pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech, ModernaTX Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Janssen all have COVID-19 vaccinations available to the public based on FDA approval or emergency approval. Once booster sh*The dates and information included in this document are subject to change at NCC’s discretion and based on CDC guidelines, best practices, policies, and state and government mandates. At present, pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech, ModernaTX Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Janssen all have COVID-19 vaccinations available to the public based on FDA approval or emergency approval. Once booster shots become available, NCC will collect proof of booster shots as well. This timeline will be updated as needed.