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The Sewing Labs/Sewing Salon Waiver

COVID-19 Risk Considerations


The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 infections have been confirmed throughout the United States, including in Kansas and Missouri. According to the Centers for Disease Control ("CDC"), the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person, primarily through respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) for a prolonged period of time (10 minutes or more). COVID-19 spreads easily in a community, and being in group settings can increase the risk of contracting the virus. An individual can be infected with COVID-19 without their knowledge and can be an asymptomatic carrier of the virus.


The Sewing Labs ("TSL") has put in place rules and requirements of its program participants, employees, and volunteers as preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19[1] [2] . However, TSL cannot guarantee that its program participants, employees, volunteers or anyone else who comes into contact or is associated with TSL will not become infected with COVID-19. Participation in TSL classes, workshops or program(s), related events, or activities (the "Programs") could increase an individual's risk of contracting COVID-19.


Waiver and Release of Liability


By signing this Agreement, I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND the contagious nature of COVID-19. I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND that my involvement in TSL Programs may present a risk to me and others of contracting COVID-19 notwithstanding the precautionary and preventative measures taken by TSL. I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND that the risks associated with my involvement in TSL Programs include the risk of personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. By signing this Agreement, I HEREBY VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO ACCEPT AND ASSUME the aforementioned risks related to COVID-19 and accept sole responsibility for any injury, illness or loss that may occur.


By signing this Agreement, I VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO WAIVE AND DISCHARGE TSL, its Board, owners, employees, agents or representatives ("Released Parties") from any and all liability to me, my spouse, child, unborn child, or relatives for any loss, damage, injury or liability on account of exposure to COVID-19 and any related infection, illness and/or death. By signing this Agreement, I VOLUNTARILY AGREE AND COVENANT not to assert a legal claim against the Released Parties for any loss, damage, injury or costs to me, my spouse, child, unborn child, or relatives on account of COVID-19 exposure, infection, illness and/or death whether or not caused by the actions, omissions, or negligence, active or passive, of the Released Parties.


By signing this Agreement, I AGREE TO ADHERE to the rules and requirements put in place by TSL to participate in TSL Programs. I agree and understand that these are guidelines and are not intended to guarantee prevention from exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Rather, these measures have been put into place as  preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 virus, these measures will remain in place at TSL until further notice.






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Participant Name & Signature                                                                                                              Date

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Employee or Volunteer Name & Signature                                                                                         Date


 To Print a copy of this Wavier please follow this link   Covid - 19 Release Form




 BEFORE ENTERING The Sewing Labs(TSL)  - Due to added health & safety requirements - it is required that all students arrive 10-15 minutes early and wait outside for admission to TSL. TSL has created a system of “marking” at the front entrance to maintain social distancing during check in. If you arrive late we will not be able to process you ----- “NO DRIFTING IN”


Approved entrance to TSL.  All staff and guests will be required to log in with name, email and phone, address and reason for visit,  read & sign a waiver, agree to rules & requirements and have temperature taken before entering the facility.  In the event that we have any exposure of Covid identified in our space we must be able to notify each individual and inform them.  IN addition, if you have been exposed you will be required to wait 14 days and be symptom free before returning.


Contact Tracing in Place - TSL will use the sign in/out log for contact tracing information.  This will allow us to know who was in our space in the event that someone becomes affected. If you have been identified to have been in our space at the same time as a tested positive for COVID19 individuals you will be contacted.  If you have been in direct contact with them - meaning sharing the same class or workspace you will be restricted from using TSL for 14 days and be symptom free. It is recommended that you seek testing.  


Personal temperature to be taken and recorded.  A temporal temperature reading will be taken and recorded of everyone who wishes to enter our space. If a temperature of 99.0 is recorded you will not be allowed to enter The Sewing Labs or participate in any Sewing Labs program(s) today.  You will be asked to wait 14 days and be symptom free before attempting to re enter TSL.


Wearing a Non-medical grade face mask.  All participants and guests will be required to wear a face mask upon entering & during any participation of The Sewing Labs space or “programs”.  TSL will have a limited number of masks available.

Social Distancing followed. As an added preventative measure it is required that a distance of 6 foot or 2 meters be kept between all participants or guests to reduce the spread of germs between each person.  This distance must be maintained while moving through the space and while sitting at sewing stations during classes.  Please observe this spacing when selecting a sewing station and seat yourself at every other machine.


Use of hand washing, sanitizer and disinfectants - All participants and guests will be required to immediately & routinely wash their hands, use sanitizer and disinfectants as directed by The Sewing Labs as a preventative measure to reduce the spread of Covid 19 and other germs.  

  • Hand washing is required when entering the facility.  Please use public restrooms for this.  Repeat hand washing after classes or on fresh air breaks..
  • Sanitizing sewing stations equipment & tools is required before starting.  Disinfectant wipes for sanitizing are located in the industrial and domestic machine areas.  Repeat this sanitizing process at the end of each session.
  • Disposable gloves are available but not required to operate sewing machines or other equipment.  Gloves are required for processing donations and for kitchen activities.
  • Students will check out a kit of tools and any equipment needed for their class.  NO sharing of tools or equipment to prevent cross contamination


Capacity limitations - TSL will not immediately allow full capacity of participants into the facility.  In order to maintain social distancing and follow city procedures we will be at 50% capacity.  TSL staffing will monitor these levels and react as needed if over capacity.


Outside drinks and food are allowed but must follow these guides.  Drinks are allowed in sewing stations if they are covered with lid to prevent spilling and exposure - no pop cans. Access to the kitchen is regulated. Snacks can be eaten in the kitchen area.  No community beverages or food. Microwave and refrigerator is limited to staff at this time. Sanitizing measures will be implemented per use or at high touchpoints. All foods must be sealed and marked with names with a preference to take home every night. 


Children under the age of 16 will not be allowed into TSL at this time.  This decision will be re-evaluated every 30 days or when public schools are back in session.


Teaching & Instruction modifications - Teachers will restructure how they instruct to keep a 6ft distance between themselves and students if possible.  Video instruction will be introduced for some classes as a way to allow better instruction at a distance.  Instructors will be live on monitors to allow students to view without leaving their stations. Additionally ironing stations will be available when possible or sanitation between  users will be required.


Misc office equipment - All laptops, tables and office equipment must be wiped down each day by the user or each time the user is changed.


Donations Processing - All donations will be held in quarantine within the donation center for 72 hours before processing.  All donations will need to be dated & logged in upon receiving and be kept separate from other donations. Gloves are required to process donations.


Restrooms are maintained by the landlord, however will be monitored by TSL staff to ensure adequate supplies are available for guests. Please make TSL staff aware if restrooms need serviced.


Airflow within the space will be routinely monitored and any issues will be immediately communicated to the landlord for resolution.  Typically our classes are 2-3 hours per session.  The duration of the classes are not anticipated to change, but we will build in a fresh air break for any classes over 2 hours.  This will allow our participants & staff to refresh themselves and re-wash their hands.


These rules & requirements are in place until further notice and can be amended at any time by The Sewing Labs. 


Thank you for following these guidelines.  They were designed to follow local and national health and safety guidelines and  implemented for “best practices” for preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID 19. 

 However, The Sewing Labs cannot guarantee that we or anyone else will not become infected with COVID-19,

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