Health & Safety for Educator Programs

Muse Machine is excited about many creative opportunities planned for the year ahead! We will integrate protocols and guidance suggested by the CDC and the ODH alongside the protocols of schools and our arts partners to provide safe experiences for students, educators, the public and our staff.

Muse Machine will continue to consider the latest data and guidance as we create and inspire with safety as our priority. We look forward to providing exciting arts experiences that will help students, teachers and our community to create bonds of joy, hope and healing.

Muse for Educators

To support a safe and welcoming experience for all guests at teacher programs in the Metropolitan Arts Center, Muse Machine will provide layers of protection at all indoor gatherings.

Muse staff will:

• Clean and disinfect the meeting room(s) before and after each gathering.

• Wear masks at all times in the Metropolitan Arts Center.

• Provide hand sanitizer and extra face masks at the door.

• Provide individually packaged food and beverage options and a separate eating area from the workshop space.

• Create increased space through altered room layouts for social distancing.

• Work with Public Health to conduct contact tracing as appropriate.

Muse guests (teachers, artists, students, volunteers, etc.) will:

• Wear a mask inside the Metropolitan Arts Center.

• Sign in using the visitor management system.

• Maintain social distance as much as possible.

• Assess themselves for physical symptoms of illness and go home if they feel unwell.

Programs that occur anywhere in the Metropolitan Arts Center now have the benefit of newly improved air movement and filtration (see below).

If anyone begins to feel ill during a program or receives a positive test result for COVID-19 after attending a Muse program, they should contact the program director as soon as possible. If they begin to experience a fever, productive cough, cold or other flu-like symptoms, they are encouraged to consult their physician.

Air Exchange and Filtration

We are delighted that our friends at Dayton Live have provided outstanding upgrades to the air exchange and filtration effectiveness across facilities, including performances venues and the Metropolitan Arts Center (home of the Muse Machine offices and studio). Spaces now experience five air exchanges per hour. MERV 13 filters and HEPA filters are both used to provide superior filtration. MERV 13 filters are rated to remove particles as small as 0.30-1.0 microns and are used to provide filtration in, for example, hospital inpatient care and general surgery. HEPA filters provide an even greater degree of filtration.