Shock City Studios Response to the Covid-19 Outbreak
Shock City Studios is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for its employees and guests during the Covid-19 outbreak. Shock City Studios is in full compliance of the guidelines spelled out the City of St. Louis’ Guidance for Business Office Operating Protocols in the City of St. Louis. In addition, Shock City’s landlord, 2200 Gravois Leasing LLC, has verified that the building is in full compliance of the City’s Guidance for Commercial Office Buildings Operating Protocols. Here are some of the most important safety protocols and technology that Shock City has implemented:
All employees and guests are screened before they enter the facility
- We require temperature checks of all of our employees and guests as they enter the facility. Employee temperatures are visibly posted at the entrance and are shown to guests as they enter.
- Employees fill out and sign a Daily Employee Health Screening Form.
- All employees and guests are required to wear masks at all times. Masks are provided for guests who don’t have one in their possession.
- Staff and guests are required to sanitize their hands before entering the facility and maintain proper social distancing.
- If guests are showing symptoms of a respiratory illness, admit to symptoms, or have a temperature above 100.4, they will not be able to enter the facility. They will be allowed to reschedule their session to a future date or are given a full refund of their deposit.
- Studio A can hold a maximum of 3 clients and an engineer.
- Studio B can hold a maximum of 2 clients and an engineer.
- Booth Lounge can hold a maximum of 6 clients.
- Non-essential guests are not allowed in the facility or to sit in on sessions.
Distancing protocols are in place
- Vocals cannot be recorded in any space other than the vocal booths or Lounge Booth.
- Microphones, mic stands, pop filters, headphones and music stands are sanitized before each session. Disposable headphone and microphone covers are available for use.
- Guests are not allowed to be behind the console with the engineers in the studios. Floor markings and public guidance posts are in place to cordon off that area and must be followed.
- The common area couches have been moved to the Booth Lounge to discourage gathering in the front lobby.
- Shock City staff disinfect all touchable surfaces with a commercial grade disinfectant in the studios and vocal booths before every session and also disinfect them after each session.
- All touchable surfaces in the common area are disinfected each night.
- Engineers wear facial coverings at all times.
- Studio A, Studio B, Booth Lounge and the Common Area are all detached from each other and each have their own roof top H/VAC unit. Each room’s H/VAC unit is equipped with hospital-grade MERV 13 air filters, and have also been retrofitted with Aerus ActivePure Air Scrubbers that utilize UVX light with Radiant Catalytic Ionization that create superoxide ions and hydro peroxides to clean the air and attack microorganisms.
More information on this technology: https://www.airscrubberbyaerus.com/#ourtechnology
- UV Sanitizing wands are available to additionally sanitize keyboards, computer peripherals and studio equipment knobs.
- Hand sanitizing stations and pumps are available at each entrance, in every room, and hanging in the hallways.
- All staff, engineers and musicians will be required to wear face masks while in the facility. An exception is made for vocalists and wind instrument players while they are performing.
- Face masks will be provided for free for any guest the does not have one in their possession.
- To avoid unnecessary contact, we only offer single serve bottled water and Monster energy drinks. We strongly recommend that guest bring their own coffee or other beverages with them to their sessions. Outside food is allowed only at the producer’s desk, at designated guest seating in each studio.