Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Information – The Art Students League

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Information

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As of Thursday, March 12, The League is Suspending All Classes and Workshops

Dear League Community:

In order to best protect the health of our League Community, the Board of Control has suspended all League classes and workshops through March 31.

At this point, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in The League Community; nor do we know of any threatening exposures to the virus. Like many other institutions, we are taking this step as a precautionary measure during this very uncertain time. We will keep our Community informed as the situation evolves.

The suspension means that as of Thursday, March 12:

  • No Classes
  • No Workshops
  • All Public Events Postponed
  • Café and Store Closed
  • No Public Access after 4:00 this Saturday, March 14
  • Main Office Available by Telephone (212-247-4510) Only During the Hours Listed Below.

Building Access to Pick Up Possessions Only

The League building will be open limited hours Thursday, March 12 through Saturday March 14 only for students and members who wish to pick up materials from their studio or locker. After that, there will be no public access to the building until classes resume.

The hours for pick up are:

  • Thursday 9:00am to 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Artwork in the Current Concours

Students with work in the current class Concours may pick up their work during the usual hours of 3:00 to 4:00 on Saturday. It’s also okay to leave the works on the walls. We regret that, like other activities, the Concours exhibitions are being suspended.

Credit policy

When The League is reopened, students will be credited for any missed classes or workshops.

Instructors, Models, Staff and International Students

You will be receiving separate communications pertaining specifically to your group.

The League is of course disappointed to have to close the school. But we feel in the current conditions this the right decision for all us who love The League. Thank you for your understanding. We hope it won’t be too long until we all see each other again.

Sincerely,

Michael Rips, Executive Director
Robin Lechter Frank, President


Your Health

As you know, The League has been keeping you updated with health and program information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and The League’s responsive measures. It remains our top priority to keep our students, members, staff, visitors and instructors safe and healthy.

To assist in that effort, we are asking you to please let us know of any contact or possible contact you might have had with the Coronavirus. Your identity and information will be kept confidential.

To help us keep you and our community safe, please e-mail The League’s Human Resources Department at health@artstudentsleague.org to let us know IF:

  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19,
  • You have had contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19; or
  • You, or someone with whom you’ve had close contact, has recently traveled to a country that the Centers for Disease Control has identified as having a risk of Level 2 or higher (China, Iran, Italy, South Korea or Japan).

If you meet these criteria, or if you feel ill or develop any symptoms consistent with coronavirus such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please do not come to The League and follow the recommendations of the CDC. Click here to read the CDC’s recommendations.

Any information you report to us, which will be kept confidential, will help The League make decisions in the best interests of all our students, members, staff, visitors and instructors.

Again, please help The League by e-mailing health@artstudentsleague.org  if you have reason to believe that you have been exposed to the Coronavirus.

Please note that, to date, The League is not aware of any COVID-19 cases in our community and are taking these proactive steps in a best effort to protect you all.


F.A.Q.s

• If the school is closed, will I be able to get my things from my locker?

The League building will be open limited hours Thursday, March 12 through Saturday March 14 only for students and members who wish to pick up materials from their studio or locker. After that, there will be no public access to the building until classes resume.

The hours for pick up are:

  • Thursday 9:00am to 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm

• Will I receive tuition credit or reimbursement for missed classes and/or workshops?
When The League is reopened, students will be credited for any missed classes or workshops.

• How will I be notified if there are confirmed cases at The League?
The League will email its community as soon as any information regarding the above is known. Please check your email regularly regarding status updates.

How do I join The League’s email list?
If you do not receive email from us, please (re)subscribe via this link: http://eepurl.com/gpWN31. To prevent missing an email, please also add media@artstudentsleague.org and The Art Students League of New York to your email address book, and check your spam/trash folders.

• What about upcoming gallery events — like lectures and the class concours opening receptions?
All public gatherings, including gallery lectures and exhibition receptions, have been postponed until further notice. Please visit our Events page to see the most updated information regarding gallery events.

• What is The League doing to help keep us safe from the Coronavirus?
The League is staying up-to-date on the development of the virus. As of now, there are no confirmed cases at The League. However, the best way to keep yourself and others at The League safe is to follow CDC’s recommendations: If you feel ill or develop any symptoms consistent with coronavirus such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please do not come to The League. If you have reason to believe that you have been exposed to the Coronavirus, please email health@artstudentsleague.org.