COVID-19 Safety Protocol

Health & Safety

Updated January 1, 2023

While you are at the Art Colony, your health and safety are a top priority. We continue to follow guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Minnesota, and the Cook County Public Health Department. 

In order to ensure the health and safety of our students, artists-in-residence, instructors, visitors, and staff, we are observing the following COVID-19 protocols:

  • When the community level of COVID-19 is at HIGH, masks are required in all Art Colony buildings and at any indoor off-site programs. Students and event attendees will be notified in advance should the community level require a change in safety protocol. 
  • We recommend wearing an N95, KN95, or KF94 mask for the best protection. 
  • GMAC will use HEPA-approved air filtration units during classes and events and open doors and windows for natural ventilation when possible.
  • Students agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend your class or event and contact us about a refund.
  • Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 within 5 days of participating in GMAC programming, is expected to contact us at
  • The Art Colony cannot provide medical care or transportation to care facilities.
  • GMAC reserves the right to terminate access to studio space for any or all participants if it determines that our safety protocols have not been followed, or that the safety and health of staff, students, the instructor, and others may be at risk. 

As guidelines change, we will revise this page and notify you of any changes.

We appreciate your support and resilience as we all do our best to create a safe place to learn and explore art. 


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