For just over two years now, the Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC) has worked to protect all of our visitors, students, and staff from the effects of a global pandemic. Those efforts have ranged from closing our doors on March 17th, 2020 along with most everyone else in the country, to an ongoing set of enhanced health and safety protocols that have attempted to protect even the most vulnerable of our community. “DFAC has always been a safe place to explore your creativity,” notes DFAC President, George Ann Bissett. “We, like everyone else, just had to up our game, to meet the increased risk everyone was facing… If all of the appreciative comments we’ve received, along with the students being able to share in our creative community since we were one of the first nonprofits to reopen way back on June 1, 2020, are any indication, it’s been a pretty safe environment at DFAC.”
DFAC is thrilled to move on to the next phase of protocols as they continue to monitor the recommendations from the CDC and Florida Department of health. Starting April 11, 2022, DFAC will be removing its mask mandate that has been in place for nearly two years. “We’re thrilled that the risk level has decreased to a point that we feel comfortable doing this,” said Ken Hannon, DFAC’s Vice-President and COO. “The new metrics that the CDC is working with, and their county-by-county risk assessment tools allow us to alter our strategies to align with the current situation. We hope we never have to return to stricter protocols, but we know if we do, it will be based on solid information.”
Like everyone, DFAC hopes that we have learned practical lessons that will keep us all safe in the future. DFAC’s protocols have kept our creative community safe, while allowing our programs to remain available to students and patrons of all ages and risk factors, without having to close our doors. And that is a classic win-win!
You can always check here for the current RISK Status in Pinellas county. This will be the primary factor we base all future protocols on.
THANKS TO EVERYONE who has helped keep DFAC’s creative community safe and productive!