COVID-19 Health Guidelines

Hugo House is dedicated to creating a safe space for participants of our in-person classes and events. Please review our most up-to-date COVID-19 safety precautions for all adult programming below.

see the COVID-19 policy for youth programs here.

We are continuing to track local, state, and federal health recommendations and guidelines as circumstances change and evolve. We will notify registrants of any updates to Hugo House’s COVID-19 safety policy prior to the program.

COVID Policy for Adult Classes & Events – Starting August 1, 2022

In order to keep everyone safe and healthy while participating in programs at Hugo House, we will again be requiring all attendees of in-person classes, events, and programming to wear a face mask while within our facility regardless of vaccination status. Masks may only be removed temporarily when actively eating or drinking. Please see below for more details.

Policies for in-person events & classes

  • Everyone in the building (including staff, instructors, artists, students, and attendees) will be asked to wear a mask at all times while not actively eating or drinking. Masks should be worn so that they fully cover your nose and chin. The CDC currently recommends N95 masks as the most effective against the spread of COVID-19. You can find quality assured masks here.
  • Face masks will be provided to attendees who do not bring their own.
  • No food is allowed in classrooms, but feel free to bring your water bottle. Water bottles can be refilled at the drinking fountain.
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell, experiencing symptoms, or have a positive COVID test. Out of tests? Washington offers residents a monthly allotment of free at-home COVID tests here.

Safety measures

Here are some of the steps we’re taking to make sure that our space is safe for students and teachers.

  • We will minimize the number of classes and events taking place at the same time.
  • Classrooms will be provided with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.
  • Hugo House will not be open to the general public during this time. The Salon will remain closed, and restrooms will not be open to the public.
  • We are focused on safely executing our Youth Education classes for all students and staff in compliance with the Department of Health Guidelines for Youth Development Programs. For more information, please visit the Youth Programs page for more information.

Recognize risk

While Hugo House is taking precautions and enforcing safety measures, we cannot guarantee zero risk; a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. By entering the building, students and teachers accept the risk of exposure and knowingly waive and release Hugo House from any liability related to COVID-19.

Questions?

If you have questions related to in-person classes and our visitor policies during this time, contact us at welcome@hugohouse.org.

Policy for Adult Classes & Events – Through July 31, 2022

Through July 31, 2022, Hugo House will not require masks or proof of vaccination/negative tests upon entry for people attending adult classes or events on-site. However, we still strongly encourage the use of masks and support all people that choose to do so.

Hugo House is using King County’s recommendations for masking and vaccination/negative test requirements to design our guidelines. If any changes are made to our policy, we will notify registrants before the dates of the class/event. 

Policies for in-person events & classes

  • Masks and proof of vaccination/negative test will no longer be required in Hugo House, though we still support patrons that chose to wear masks at Hugo House programs.
  • Practice physical distancing. Give other people on-site ~6 feet of space when possible, at the front desk and using the restrooms.
  • Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms or have a positive COVID test.

Safety measures

Here are some of the steps we’re taking to make sure that our space is safe for students and teachers.

  • We will minimize the number of classes taking place at the same time.
  • Classrooms will be provided with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.
  • Hugo House will not be open to the public during this time. The Salon will remain closed, and restrooms will not be open to the public.
  • We are focused on safely executing our Youth Education classes for all students and staff in compliance with the Department of Health Guidelines for Youth Development Programs. For more information, please visit Youth Programs page.
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Recognize risk

Hugo House cannot guarantee zero risk; a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. By entering the building, students and teachers accept the risk of exposure and knowingly waive and release Hugo House from any liability related to COVID-19.

Questions?

If you have questions related to in-person classes and our visitor policies during this time, contact us at welcome@hugohouse.org.