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The board officers of Woodturners of Southwest Florida Inc have unanimously agreed to resume all club activities effective May 1st, 2021.  All events in the club event calendar are now considered active and available to attend.

Also effective May 1st, 2021 all club events will have masks as recommended but optional.

Until such time the following COVID guidelines are still in effect and will be enforced.

General And Saturday Meetings

All regular monthly club meetings will remain cancelled or held online.

The board has approved up to two Saturdays a month where the club will open the club shop to a maximum of 10 occupants plus two supervisors from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Online registration in advance will be required. All attendees will be known and reviewed in advance. 

Medical Disqualifications

Those with known medical conditions are advised not to attend.
Those who are considered immune-compromised will be not be permitted to attend.

Social Distancing

All members will be instructed to maintain the six-foot social distancing at all times. This will include during any instruction or training provided. Social distancing will be reinforced by the onsite safety supervisor assigned that day.

The room itself contains 12 lathe machines organized around the perimeter. Six of the machines will be disabled for use requiring each operator to work a minimum of eight feet apart.

Personal Protection Equipment

All occupants will be required to wear a mask at all times. The club will provide masks onsite for those who do not bring their own.

All occupants already wear a faceshield while operating equipment. This requirement will not change and is in addition to the aforementioned mask.

Individual-size hand sanitizer will be provided to every occupant during each Saturday session. Larger spray sanitizer bottles will be provided throughout the room.

Equipment Sharing

Each occupant will be assigned a single lathe machine to operate that day. No machine changes will be permitted.

Tools provided onsite will not be shared. The onsite instructor will carry with them their own set of tools when a technique needs demonstrated.

All occupants will be encouraged to bring their own tools.

Sanitizing the environment is deemed unnecessary as the room remains unoccupied for a period of two weeks before the next event takes place.

The onsite instructor will not retrieve tools or accessories on behalf of any occupant. The occupant will be directed to where the item is located so they can obtain it themselves.

Room Cleanup

The assigned safety supervisor and instructor for that day will handle all room cleanup after each event. The remaining occupants will be required to exit the room once cleanup begins.

Chapter 120
American Association of Woodturners

3061 E Riverside Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33916

2020 Grant Recipient

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