To all our StudioUs Families,

We know you’re all very concerned about the spread of the coronavirus within the United States and around the world. We make the health and safety of our students, staff, and the extended StudioUs family a top priority at StudioUs, and want to assure you that we are working diligently to ensure that our studio remains a safe place for all of our visitors. 

We are actively monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and following recommendations from the City of Chicago, the Illinois Department of Health, and the CDC. We are, at present, continuing our classes, and want to reach out to all of you to let you know more about our efforts to ensure our students’ safety. 

We will continue to follow our enhanced flu-season cleaning protocol at the studio, which ensures that the materials our students use in class are clean and sanitary to reduce the spread of any illness. 

We are well stocked on all cleaning and essential materials for the studio, and prepared to continue our cleaning protocols for the duration of this situation. 

We are extending our policy for students exhibiting signs of the flu or other illness to reflect the CDC recommendations, and ask that students who have a fever or exhibit other signs of illness please skip class that week, and only return to class after they have been fever-free for 72 hours (3 days). If your student appears sick, or has been in contact with someone who may have COVID-19, please keep them home and follow the health and safety recommendations from the CDC and other health organizations.

We will provide make-up classes for all absences through April 1st, regardless of notice to the studio. If you feel the need to stay at home, we support your decision and will make sure you are able to makeup any missed classes when this issue resolves. 

 

We will be rescheduling our student art show, currently scheduled for March 28th, to a later date. Please feel free to bring in your student’s art to feature in the show, we will still be collecting artwork, and are excited to showcase all of our students’ work as soon as possible. 


How you can help:

Talk with your students about hand hygiene, and practice proper hand-washing techniques with them at home! We’re ready to go with loads of wonderful-smelling hand soap for our students, but want to make sure they know how to wash their hands properly, and long enough to be effective.

Encourage your kids to avoid touching their face. For our younger students especially, remind them to keep their hands out of their mouth, nose, eyes, ears - anywhere goop lives.


If your kiddo is sick, please keep them home. We so greatly appreciate all of our families who help keep our staff and fellow students safe by staying home when they’re kids aren’t feeling well. We will get you scheduled for a makeup class at your convenience - makeups never expire, so you can use them at any time for as long as your student is taking classes with us.

Make sure we have your updated contact information. Many of our families have been with us for a long time, and we want to make sure we can reach you quickly if necessary. We will be going through our student and family information, and reaching out to any active students who we don’t have complete contact information for.

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate this situation. We will stay in touch with all of our families as things progress. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us via email at studiouschicago@gmail.com, or via call/text at (872) 222-7828.