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Stay healthy at music class

Merry Music Makers Health Policy and COVID-19

As you may know from the news, COVID-19, commonly known as novel coronavirus 2019, has become a more widespread concern. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of our musical community, we are carefully monitoring the evolving situation.

We are welcoming students to class as usual and continue to implement preventive measures in line with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have always had high standards of cleanliness, which assists with illness prevention, and recently increased our health protocols.

Classroom Cleaning Protocols

  • All instruments that were distributed (not just those that end up in the “Wet Bin”) will be disinfected between classes and the end of the day with sanitizing disinfectant.

  • Classroom surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized daily.

  • As usual, alcohol-based hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available for use during class.

  • We have also increased the frequency of our normal deep-cleaning schedule.

Family Health Protocols

  • We ask that all adults and children wash their hands before and after class for at least 20 seconds. (Sing the “Hello Song” to all the members of your family: that'll be at least 20 seconds!) Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for this.

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow. (Practice this with our chant, "I'm freezing, I'm freezing . . . sneezing . . . achoo! achoo!”) Afterwards, wash your hands or use the provided hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes.

  • Fist-bump or wave instead of shaking hands or hugging.

Illness Policy

  • If you or your child is sick, please stay home until you are fully recovered. If you or your child has had a fever, you must be fever-free for at least 24 hours (without the assistance of fever-reducing medication) before returning to class.

  • If you or your child becomes ill with something contagious after you were in class, please contact us immediately.

  • Schedule a make-up class! We have a generous makeup policy, so please keep that in mind.

As you know, this is a rapidly changing situation, and we have started planning for future scenarios in case it becomes necessary to postpone classes.

Questions? Contact me at about this health policy or our plans for responding to COVID-19.

Let’s keep the music going!

Camille McClain

Executive Director

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