COVID-19 Policies

We are OPEN for Visitors! We have limited hours, please call ahead before visiting to ensure staff is on site: (845) 768-5080

All visitors must come in through the main entrance, on Cornell Street! Masks are required, and our capacity is limited according to NYS guidelines.

Tenants are strongly encouraged, but not mandated, to keep a list (Full names and contact information) for anyone entering their office/Pod.

All deliveries must be left outside or in the shipping & receiving dock area.

Packages should be retrieved with gloves and wiped down with disinfectant.

Mail will be handled by the receptionist, and wiped down with disinfectant before delivered to
each tenant.

Participants/other stakeholders

Guidance will be updated accordingly with NYS reopening plan. The majority of operations will continue virtually.

Visitors will answer standard COVID questions (1- Any COVID-19 symptoms in past 14 days, 2-did you test positive for COVID-19 in past 14 days, and/or 3- have you had close contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in past 14 days) and take their own temperature prior to coming into the art center.  A wall thermometer is available for use at the Cornell entrance.


The CCAC and business center will be occupied at 25% capacity. Each Pod is its own business and does not count toward the overall occupancy of the art center. Staff already working remotely may continue to do so, should they prove to be working efficiently from home, and their job responsibilities and duties not require on site work. Staff returning to work will work in alternating schedules as coordinated and designated by the Director.

Social distancing markers will be posted using tape or signs that denote 6 ft. of spacing in commonly used and other applicable areas on the site (Kronos clock in/out stations, health screening stations).

No eating or drinking in public areas in the art center. Staff may eat in their office but not in any common area.

No art supplies or equipment may be shared by multiple users, participants or instructors at this time. When handling commonly touched materials (scissors, markers, pens, paintbrushes, etc) gloves will be used.

Staff will answer standard COVID questions (1- Any COVID-19 symptoms in past 14 days, 2-did you test positive for COVID-19 in past 14 days, and/or 3- have you had close contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in past 14 days) and take their own temperature prior to coming on shift and document their findings- all results will be emailed to Director at the start of each shift.  A wall thermometer will be available for staff use at the Cornell entrance.

  • If staff register a fever of 100.0 or higher, they will not enter the CCAC and should follow up with their PCP.
  • If staff develop a fever on shift, staff will immediately contact the Director to go home, and follow up with their PCP.

Staff will put on and use a mask for their shift (covering both nose and mouth).

If staff do not have their own mask, a surgical mask will be provided for them.

  • Staff will follow “How to Wear a Surgical Mask” guidance.

Staff will wear and change gloves as outlined in “When to Wear Gloves document”.

Staff are to perform hand hygiene:

Staff will follow “Hand Hygiene (Washing)” guidance.

Examples of when to wash hands:

  • Before, during, and after preparing/eating food
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the bathroom
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching garbage
  • After cleaning

One person will be permitted to occupy each bathroom at a time (M/F in the business center, and M/F in the art center)- occupancy signs will be posted accordingly.

All surfaces must be cleaned with disinfectant products before and after use. Frequently handled surfaces should be disinfected regularly.

Disinfectant wipes, gloves, and masks will be provided for the receptionist, and Full time Instructors- teaching on-site.  Hand sanitizer is available on the wall in the business center.


Signage will be posted throughout the CCAC to remind staff to adhere to proper hygiene, social distancing rules, appropriate use of PPE, and cleaning and disinfecting protocols.

Employees, visitors, and customers may view updated information by checking the CCAC website, or signing up for the CCAC newsletter.

The CCAC will maintain a continuous log of every staff who may have close contact with other individuals at the work site or area. The director will be responsible for maintaining this log. It will be kept digitally in the s-drive, community development & relations, CCAC, Arts Center, Covid file location.


Cancellation policy

Registration fees are refundable if the cancellation is made 7 days or more prior to the scheduled date of the class or workshop. There are no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before the class starts, or for any class/workshop the participant does not attend. No exceptions can be made.

The Cornell Creative Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop if the minimum number of participants is not met, or due to extreme weather conditions. Please call 845-797-4054 by 8:00a or visit for weather related closings and cancellations.

There are no makeups for missed classes/workshops except when the participant TIMELY notifies the CCAC and arranges to reschedule prior to the cancellation period. No refunds or makeups for a class missed by a participant as part of a 6-week session. If a class is cancelled due to weather, we will try our best to reschedule an additional class for that 6-week period. Additional weather makeup class may be at a different time/day than the regularly scheduled 6-week session.

Purchase Policy

Registration fees are due at the time of signing up for a class or workshop. Should you have any difficulty registering or paying for a class/workshop please contact the CCAC by clicking here.

If you are paying with a Promo Code and cannot apply at the time of purchase, please notify us immediately. Promo codes cannot be applied retroactively after a purchase is complete.