Student Agreement

Phoenix Center for the Arts Student Agreement
Fall 2020 – version 201021

By enrolling in a class at Phoenix Center for the Arts, students must agree to comply with the following safety precautions and protocols listed below, as well as any and all posted facility rules and procedures that may be communicated by Phoenix Center for the Arts staff or teaching artists throughout the duration of the class. For the purposes of this document, students shall be referred to as Patrons. This document must be signed before arriving for the first day of class.

SIGN THE AGREEMENT HERE (click “Fill A Copy”)

Face Covering/Mask Requirements

Physical respiratory protection, such as a cloth face covering, must be worn inside the facility at all times, as well as during check-in outside the facility. Face coverings/masks must completely cover the nose and mouth.

If any Patron is seen incorrectly wearing a mask (i.e. in a way that does not cover both the nose and the mouth), they will be asked to adjust the mask appropriately. If the Patron refuses, they will be asked to leave.

Social Distancing

All Patrons must make an effort to remain 6 feet apart at all times, in addition to wearing masks/face coverings at all times.

Handwashing

Patrons are required to use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol upon entering and exiting the facility. Hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the facility. Additionally, all Patrons are required to follow CDC guidelines and wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water before and after using any shared tools or touching any shared surfaces.

Health, Safety, & Reporting – When To Come to Class & When To Stay Home

Patrons must notify their instructor and the Campus Manager, and may not return to the Center if they have recently experienced symptoms of acute respiratory illness consistent with COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or shortness of breath – that are not explained by another non-contagious medical or allergic condition. If a Patron exhibits symptoms of acute respiratory illness upon arrival to the facility, or becomes sick during their time at the Center, they must be sent home immediately, and the Campus Manager must be notified. Patrons are asked to monitor their own temperature and symptoms prior to coming to Phoenix Center for the Arts.

Contact with Asymptomatic Patrons

Because one can carry COVID-19 with no symptoms at all, anyone who has been in close contact with a person known to be infected with the virus, or whose family or friends show signs of exposure, should behave as if they are infected, isolate themselves for 14 days, and contact their physician. Close contact shall include being within 6 feet of an individual for more than 15 minutes.

Returning to the Facility After Illness

Patrons with symptoms of acute respiratory illness associated with COVID-19 may return to Phoenix Center for the Arts or Thunderbird Arts Center only after: (a) they are symptom-free, without medication, for at least 72 hours; or they have (b) received written medical authorization.

Returning to the Facility After Travel

Patrons who have returned from travel outside of Arizona may not return to Phoenix Center for the Arts or Thunderbird Arts Center until they have been back in the state for 14 days and are not experiencing symptoms of acute respiratory illness associated with COVID-19.

Check-In

Patrons must check-in at the check-in table of the facility in which their class is being held. (Note: In most cases during our pilot reopening, this will be limited to the Visual Arts Building.) The check-in table may be located outside or inside the doors of the building. Each individual entering the facility will be signed in by the desk attendant on duty. Line/waiting demarcations (lines marked on the ground) will be visible near the check-in tables to aid in creating less densely-packed lines waiting to enter the facility. These demarcations will be created to maintain 6 feet of space between Patrons and staff. Please maintain 6 feet of space between yourself and others. Patrons are only permitted building access during the date and time of the class in which they are registered and during the 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of their class (see below). The desk attendant will have a list of Patrons registered for classes each day. If a Patron refuses to wear an appropriate face covering/mask that completely covers the nose and mouth, or is not on the pre-approved list of individuals who may enter the space that day, they will be denied entry and asked to leave.

Staggered Class Start Times & On-Time Arrival

During our pilot reopening, class start times have been staggered to reduce traffic in and out of the facility. Patrons must arrive within a 15 minute window prior to the start time of their scheduled class, to help aid in this process. If a Patron has extenuating circumstances and needs to enter class much later than their scheduled arrival/start time, that Patron must notify their instructor in advance of class, so that they may coordinate with staff to arrange building access if possible.

Use of Tools, Paints, Glazes, Supplies, etc.

Patrons will be required to wipe down tools or surfaces they touch, both before and after use. Sanitizing wipes will be provided in each classroom. If a Patron needs to move an object that is not their own, they must request assistance from the instructor. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own tools and materials to class.

No Food or Drink Allowed

No food or drink will be allowed within the facility, with the exception of a water bottle. Patrons must wash their hands after touching their mask or drinking water. Water fountains are temporarily shut down.

 

Equity Statement

Central Arts Alliance understands the broader meaning of equity as: Access to the resources needed to thrive such as education, employment, healthcare, food, clean water, housing, and arts & culture.

The board, staff, instructors, and volunteers are committed to equitable practices in everything we do. Our actions to strive for more equitable practices may include, but not be limited to:

  • Listening to the needs of our vastly diverse community
  • Aspiring to educate those who work with us, using tools such as readings, videos, etc.
  • Addressing any inequitable behavior not in alignment with our core values

I understand that I am responsible for upholding this statement through my actions while participating in Central Arts Alliance programming.

 

Waiver & Release

  1. I represent that I am physically capable of participating in arts related activities (including, but not limited to art, dance/movement, music, and theatre) produced or presented by Central Arts Alliance (CAA) at Phoenix Center for the Arts, Thunderbird Arts Center, and any satellite locations, facilities, online/virtually, and facilities held by the City of Phoenix herein referred to as “CAA/COP.”
  2. I understand that arts related activities can be strenuous and can subject one to risk of serious injury, including death, and know that it is my responsibility to ascertain that there is no medical reason to prevent my participation.
  3. I understand that CAA/COP reserves the right to terminate an individual’s use of the facilities, virtual classrooms, and conference calls at any time, in the sole judgment of CAA/COP, due to the unsafe, disruptive uncooperative, negligent, reckless, or otherwise improper acts or omissions of, or violation of any policy or rule of CAA/COP.
  4. I agree that CAA/COP is not responsible for any loss of, or damage to my personal property, unless due to CAA/COP’s negligence or willful misconduct.
  5. I agree that CAA/COP’s directors, officers, representatives, owners, partners, employees, successors, instructors, and agents shall not be liable or responsible for any and all risk, damage, injury, or death which may occur as a result of (a) my use of all amenities and equipment provided by CAA/COP (b) my slipping and/or falling while in the facility, or on other premises of CAA/COP’s, including adjacent sidewalk areas – unless due to its negligence or willful misconduct and/or (c) my use of virtual amenities, spaces, and classrooms.
  6. I expressly agree to release and discharge CAA/COP’s subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, representatives, owners, partners, employees, successors, instructors, and agents from any and all claims or causes of action that may arise and agree to voluntarily waive any right that I may otherwise have to bring a legal action against CAA/COP for personal injury or property damage, except if arising out of the negligence or willful misconduct of CAA/COP. To the extent that applicable laws do not prohibit release for ordinary negligence, this release applies to any ordinary negligence on the part of CAA/COP, its agents, officers, directors, and employees.
  7. I acknowledge that I have read this Waiver and Release Agreement and understand that it is a RELEASE OF LIABILITY. I expressly agree that this release shall be binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns.
  8. I understand and agree to follow any Federal or State laws regarding regulations and social distancing surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and release CAA/COP of any liability and waive any right to legal action against CAA/COP with regards to COVID-19. I also understand that if I enter a CAA/COP property or facility during the pandemic, I do so at my own risk and release CAA/COP of any liability and waive my right to legal action.
  9. I understand that CAA/COP reserves the right to digital information including, but not limited to, online chats, classrooms, presentations, videos, and calls. I am aware that CAA/COP may record any portion of any digital content, including my likeness, during a video call, and that CAA/COP reserves the right to utilize my likeness during calls for future classes or marketing purposes without further consent from me.
  10. I acknowledge that I have read this Waiver and Release Agreement and understand that it is a RELEASE OF LIABILITY. I expressly agree that this release shall be binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns.

By signing the Student Agreement and Waiver and Release, Patron acknowledges that they have read the Student Agreement and Waiver and Release and understand all of its terms. Student executes it voluntarily and with full knowledge of its significance.