COVID-19 Rehearsal/Performances Protocol

As a result of the possible community transmission of diseases, you could be exposed anywhere to infectous diseases including, but not limited to, Covid-19 (also called Coronavirus).   The Clarke County Community Band will follow the State, Federal and CDC regulations and recommendations for universal personal protection and disinfection protocols to limit transmission of communicable diseases.  Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms should NOT come to rehearsals or performances since this could lead to spreading the virus to others.  Please DO NOT come to rehearsals or performances if you can answer YES to any of the questions below.

 Have you tested positive for or been diagnosed as having Covid-19 within the last 7 days?

  Yes _________       No ________                                           

If you are unvaccinated, have you had direct contact with a Covid-19 positive individual within the last 10 days?

  Yes _________       No ________                                           

Do you have:

 YES         NO 

_____     _____   A fever or above normal temperature

_____     _____   A cough                                                       

_____     _____   Shortness of breath                                                                                                

_____     _____   Trouble breathing                                                                                               

_____     _____   Persistent pain, pressure or tightness in the chest                                              

_____     _____   A runny nose                                                                                                          

_____     _____   Recently lost or had a reduction in your sense of smell                                         

_____     _____   Do you have a sore throat

_____     _____   Extreme fatigue or extreme muscle pain

_____     _____   Are you caring for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or that has COVID-19  like symptoms

Clarke County Community Band COVID  Rehearsal/Performance Protocols:

Surface disinfecting wipes will be available so that high contact surfaces (such as music stands) may be decontaminated before and/or after rehearsals/performances, as needed.  The band will provide disposable disinfectant wipes at rehearsals/performances.

You are welcome bring your own music stands.  Please do not mix up personal music stands with the school's music stands.

Discharge from spit values is Potentially Infection Material that is not limited to the COVID virus, and  it should be treated as such.  Do not discharge your spits valve directly onto the floor.  Please bring a cloth, a paper towel or a paper cup to collect the discharge from your spit valves.  The band will provide a disposible absorbant pads/cloths if you do not have one of your own. Please place used paper towels/paper cups/disposible pads in the garbage can after use.

Clarke County Schools are graciously allowing the band to use its building and equipment.  There are no longer any specific COVID regulations other than do not come to rehearsal/performance if you have COVID symptoms or have tested positive for COVID in the last 7 days.  The Clarke County School system has the right to revoke this privilege if they feel that the Community Band is not following adequate COVID protocols. Wearing a mask while playing is no longer required by Clarke County Schools.  You may wear the mask, if you wish.  Masks can be provided by the band or you can bring your own.  

These protocols have been reviewed by licensed health care professionals and are based on CDC, Clarke County Schools regulations and Virginia Department of Health recommendations.  No one in the band wants to be the COVID protocol police or mask police.  Please respect these protocols even if you do not personally agree with them.

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is everyone's responsibility. 

Music Mask   The band has purchased music masks like these that will be available at rehearsal for those who would like one.

You are also welcome to bring your own mask.