Glass Shop COVID safe SOP

Glass shop COVID Migration Plan   

Social distancing/scheduling

Glass shop office hours 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday- Thursday.  Lori will work remotely 3.5 hours Fridays.

Customer contact

Access to the glass shop will be prohibited. 

Any glass ware to be repaired or picked up will be left outside of the glass shop at a designated area and at a prearranged time to minimize contact between myself and customers and among customers.

All consultations whenever possible will be done remotely.

PPE requirements

Mask use

 I will wear self-supplied or University-provided barrier or cloth masks while entering and exiting the glass shop and when working outside the main shop or if in house consultations are required.

Customers requiring an in house consultation will be required to wear a face mask.  A six foot distance will be maintained at all times.

Face coverings are worn as a courtesy to mitigate asymptomatic individuals from unknowingly transmitting the virus. They are not PPE and do not negate the need to practice social distancing and other mitigation measures.


Other PPE

Safety glasses continue to be required while blowing glass.

Gloves will be worn during cleaning and disinfecting procedures and when required for heat.



                Glass ware repairs/modifications

All glass ware must be clean, dry and degreased prior to dropping off for repair or modification. Please DO NOT tape or glue broken glass ware together.  Bringing small shards of glass in a bag or otherwise is NOT necessary. 

All glass ware dropped off for repair or modification will be annealed overnight at 565°C.  After placing glass in the annealing oven the handles of the oven will be disinfected with appropriate solutions and the operator will wash her hands for at least twenty seconds

Proper gloves will be worn when handling broken glass ware.


COVID response

                Suspected or Confirmed Case of COVID-19

If an employee exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive COVID-19 test result, employee to contact MyHealth@Work (412-647-4949) per existing guidance. If the individual has received a positive test result, they will contact Pete Chambers, who will contact Ted Fritz or Jay Frerotte.

The sick individual is not obligated or advised to contact coworkers about their symptoms or a positive result. MyHealth@Work will determine what contact tracing may need to be done following guidance from local, state and federal health authorities. Monitoring / reporting.

Working spaces or zones occupied by the potentially infected individual will be closed for the time period required by the University of Pittsburgh Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Infected personnel will self-quarantine as required by the EOC ( and not return to campus until they have been medically cleared.

Individuals who worked directly with the potentially infected person will self-quarantine as required by the EOC.

Completed glassware will not be removed until disinfected or deemed safe for removal.

The facility will be closed and staff quarantined as required by the EOC.



Any issues in instituting this plan should be reported up to Pete Chambers.   If a response is not received within two days, issues will be reported to Adam Leibovich.