On June 1, 2021, the City of Minneapolis declared it was lifting the mask mandate and distancing requirements indoors and outdoors, following the lead of the CDC and the State of Minnesota. As of this time, our city stood at nearly 80% vaccinated. See the state of MN Vaccine Data center for up-to-date info.

In light of these developments, KFAI wants to welcome volunteers back to the studios for programs, production, and everything in between. We have trusted in scientists and doctors as we took all appropriate precautions, and we will continue to put our trust in these experts when they say we can safely return to parts of our old lives.

What’s new:

  • Vaccinated volunteers will no longer be required to wear masks in the station.
  • KFAI is reopening to guests. Volunteers bear full responsibility for their guests following all station health regulations. The limit to guests in the studio is removed, but it is the volunteer’s responsibility to ensure that all parties are comfortable with the arrangement.
  • Social distancing measures are no longer necessary. However, we ask that you respect everyone’s boundaries, and not enter people’s spaces without first checking with them.

What we still ask:

  • Any unvaccinated volunteers must continue to wear masks for their own protection and for that of those around them. Volunteers are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after their final vaccine shot.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, Throw tissues into no-touch trash cans and immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Notify a staff member and do not come into the station if you are exhibiting any health issues or symptoms of COVID-19. If you are well, but have a sick family member or recently had close contact with someone with COVID-19, notify the staff and work together with them to follow all appropriate public health guidelines.
  • Any unvaccinated volunteer or guest refusing to wear a face cover will be asked to leave the station’s premises. Failure to comply in a timely and agreeable manner will result in disciplinary action.

For those of us who have medical or personal discomfort with returning to the station, we ask that you please work closely with KFAI staff to identify positive solutions for you. Of course, wearing a mask is still welcome! Additionally, KFAI reserves the right to require masks and health measures again in the future if they become necessary.

See you soon!

 

The above regulations are endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Please refer to the documentation of these organizations for inquiries about the rationale of these changes.