We want to keep you safe! Please see below for ZUMIX’s policies around Covid, including masking, contact tracing and sanitizing.

The use of masks is now optional at the ZUMIX Firehouse. We will continue to have masks available at the front desk for participants and visitors. It is our goal at ZUMIX for all members of our community to build a space that is respectful of each other. At the beginning of each lesson or program, our staff lead each group in deciding on group agreements – the norms that the participants would like to establish to ensure a supportive learning environment. As a part of this practice, our staff will also lead a discussion about the groups’ desired health practices while in the space together. 

Health Communications + Tracing [revised January ‘23 in accordance with CDC recommendations]

If you are feeling unwell and begin to experience any of the symptoms below, stay home and contact your facilitator or supervisor to let them know you will be absent:

  • fever at any time in the previous 24 hours
  • dry cough
  • tiredness
  • shortness of breath
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • chills
  • headache

You can get a free Covid test from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center at any time, even if you are not a patient. To schedule, call 617-568-4500 or visit www.ebnhc.org.  

If you have been diagnosed with Covid, please inform your facilitator or supervisor. Each staff member will report the case to the Review Team  [Corey DePina, Program Director; Brittany Thomas, Director of Creative Media + Technology; Chrissy Holt, Director of Finance + Administration], who will communicate with your family.

Please do not return to ZUMIX for five days, your symptoms have resolved, and you have not experienced a fever within 24 hours.  If there is a positive case of Covid within a program or lesson, known close contacts will be notified in accordance with ADA and HIPAA policies.