COVID-19 Safety Procedures

In order to operate safely and in accordance with local, state, and federal public health guidelines during the current global pandemic, the CSYSA has implemented the following procedures with which all students, families, and staff are required to comply.

Updated Sept 1, 2021

1.  Mask Requirements:

Unvaccinated Students

Unvaccinated students are REQUIRED to wear a cloth face covering while at CSYSA activities. Families must provide a face covering for their student. Students are required to wear masks in rehearsals, based on scientific studies of aerosolized particles (NFHS/Boulder, BBE).

Fully Vaccinated Students
Fully vaccinated students are REQUIRED to wear a cloth face covering while on CSYSA premises. However, if seated in the rehearsal site with at least 6 feet of distance, they may remove their mask while playing. Masks must be worn at all times when not seated. These same procedures apply to students with naturally acquired immunity.


2.  If any sickness is detected before coming to any CSYSA event (fever, dry cough, sore throat, shortness of breath), the student should stay home. If the student has had any contact with someone with COVID-19, they should stay home.

3.  If any unvaccinated student has had contact with another person who is suspected or verified to be positive for COVID-19, they should stay home until a negative test result can be obtained no less than 5 days after the initial exposure.

4.  While at any CSYSA event, students must report any sickness that they feel immediately. If sickness is recognized, student will be isolated and a call will be placed for immediate parent/guardian pickup.

5.  Students must stay with their musical group and not mix with musicians from other ensembles.

 

6.  During rehearsals students will be spaced 3 feet apart if masked, 6 feet if unmasked, and should also observe this measure of distancing at all times while on CSYSA premises.

7.  Instrument Specific Requirements:

All brass players must bring their own water cloth. Disposable cloths are preferred. Water keys must not be emptied onto the floor.

Woodwind players must not blow out instrument holes and reeds may not be shared.

8.  Any unvaccinated student who has been instructed to quarantine by their school due to exposure to a COVID-positive student must also quarantine from CSYSA activities during their quarantine period.

 

9.  CSYSA rehearsals will be limited to 100 people in each large rehearsal room. This includes conductors, parent managers, coaches, and staff. We ask Parent Managers to keep track of the number of people in the rehearsal room.
 

10.  Families must continue to immediately report positive tests to the CSYSA.

The CSYSA may modify or update these guidelines as regulations change and as more accepted scientific information becomes available regarding the effects and spread of the disease.

The CSYSA may modify or update these guidelines as regulations change and as more accepted scientific information becomes available regarding the effects and spread of the disease.