Health & Safety

Health & Safety

At Phoenix Center for the Arts and Thunderbird Arts Center the health and safety of our patrons, teaching artists, and staff is incredibly important to us. For in-person classes, students are required to sign the Student Agreement before or on their first day of classes, which details rules and regulations the Center has adopted to aid in health and safety efforts.

Additional measures taken to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the facility include, but are not limited to:

Stay Home if Sick
If you are not feeling well, PLEASE STAY HOME. In the interest of being considerate and respectful of the health and safety of yourself and others, we appreciate everyone working to keep each other safe.

Patron Education
Phoenix Center for the Arts and Thunderbird Arts Center has enacted widespread messaging which illustrates new health and safety practices, including but not limited to:

  • Posting policies on the Health & Safety page of;
  • Posting policies on social media and in patron newsletters;
  • Obtaining signed Student Agreements from all in-person students.

Mask Wearing
Masks are not required to be worn by vaccinated individuals who enter the facility.

As defined by the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

Physical respiratory protection, such as a cloth face covering, is strongly recommended to be worn inside the facility at all times by unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals. Face coverings/masks must completely cover the nose and mouth.

Face coverings/masks may be required by specific Teaching Artists to attend their classes, or Resident Organizations to visit their offices. All patrons, staff, teaching artists, students, resident organization representatives, volunteers, cleaning and/or repair workers, and all other space users will make note of those requirements and adhere to those face covering/mask requests in order to enter those spaces.

Signage will be posted at each entrance, as well as throughout the facility, to remind patrons of policies in place.

Hand Sanitizer Stations
Hand sanitizer stations have been installed in multiple locations throughout the facility.

Enhanced Cleaning
Each classroom is thoroughly cleaned regularly. Additionally, tools, touch points, and surfaces are wiped down before and after each class with a bleach solution. Disinfecting wipes are available in each classroom for student use, so that each individual can wipe down tools before and after use.

Patrons must check-in with the desk attendant on duty at the check-in table of the facility in which their class is being held. Patrons are only permitted building access during the date and time of the class in which they are registered or if they have been granted permission to make up a class with an instructor on another day. The desk attendant will have a list of patrons registered for classes each day. If a patron has registered for a class with a mask requirement, they will be asked to wear an appropriate face covering/mask that completely covers the nose and mouth, or they will be denied entry into the class, and asked to leave.

Phoenix Center for the Arts and Thunderbird Arts Center will continue to follow CDC, Maricopa County Health Department, and other recognized health advisories for guidance on our COVID-19 policy and will make updates to these policies as needed.

If you have any additional questions, please email info(at) or call (602) 254-3100.