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COVID-19 Containment at Snow Farm

updated 5/9/2022
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Snow Farm has proven to be a nimble and determined organization. With already small classes and 50 acres of wide open outdoor space, we were poised from the beginning to adapt successfully to state and federal guidelines. In compliance with guidance from the state of Massachussets, we opened in August 2020, held a full season in 2021, and were thrilled with the best possible outcome:  students reported feeling comfortable and safe, and also inspired, rejuvinated, and grateful. The Snow Farm magic held, and we delivered on our mission to “awaken and nourish the life-changing power of creativity.” 

We have an exciting program for 2022 as we embrace the new normal. We continue to be guided by the US Centers for Disease Control and the MA Dept of Public Health.  The following protocols are currently in place at Snow Farm, and as always, the safety and well-being of our community will continue to inform our decisions. 

  • Classes have a maximum of 6 - 10 students, depending on the size of the studio space.
  • All dorm rooms are singles, except by request for people traveling together.
  • BYOL - students bring their own linens; linens can also be rented from Snow Farm, if needed.
  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated can choose to wear a mask or not, based on their needs. 
  • Anyone who is not fully vaccinated is expected to wear a mask on campus in indoor spaces.
  • Both indoor and outdoor dining is offered throughout the year; outdoor heaters are available in the spring and fall. 
  • Our housekeeping staff maintains a schedule that assures a clean environment in all the buildings on campus, and hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes are available.
  • In most studios, plexi-glass shields are available by request.
  • We operate on an honor system, and all students agree to our COVID-19 policies when they register. 
  • See our cancellation policy, which remains flexible for anyone who experiences an unexpected illness or medical issue.  

Anyone who experiences symptoms of Covid-19 while attending a workshop at Snow Farm should immediately put on a mask and see the onsite coordinator, who will have rapid tests available. If a rapid test is positive, the student must leave campus, return home, and seek medical care, if necessary.  While respecting an individual's privacy, Snow Farm will inform the relevant instructor and students about a possible Covid exposure. Snow Farm will also disinfect the impacted studio and other appropriate spaces. Following an exposure, the close contacts (classmates) will be asked to eat together as a pod and not with other students. Anyone who wishes to leave their class following a covid exposure can receive a pro-rated credit for use on a future workshop.