The Ottawa School of Art is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment in order to protect all staff members, instructors, students, and visitors. OSA will continue to follow the recommendations of Ottawa Public Health and the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health and the guidelines and protocols these organizations set out to control COVID-19.
Based on recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario (dated August 30, 2021) all students (ages 12+), instructors and staff members should be vaccinated prior to the start of classes in September. Starting September 7, all students, instructors, employees, contractors and volunteers entering either of OSA’s campuses must be vaccinated in order to participate in in-person classes and activities. Students will be required to provide proof of vaccination, or proof of a medical exemption. All registered students will be contacted by email to confirm their vaccination status.
OSA requires students to wear masks while in the school, to practice social distancing and to do regular hand cleaning. Anyone planning to enter the school will be required to pre-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival and must stay home if experiencing any of the symptoms. Upon arrival everyone must check in via Guest Log for contact tracing purposes. Parents of children and teens attending classes must email the school at least 30 minutes prior to the start of class, stating that their child/teen is symptom free.
OSA thanks all its students for their continued thoughtful efforts to keep OSA a safe and healthy place.
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