Health Policy

Music Together® in Central MN
Health Policy and COVID-19 Response (3/26/2020)

 

The situation regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to evolve quickly and we are actively following recommendations based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in our class communities. We are also closely monitoring policies and procedures put in place by our local school districts and by facilities managers where we offer classes. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

At the time of this writing, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, schools will be implementing distance learning procedures through May 4th. On March 25th, Governor Walz issued a stay at home executive order requiring Minnesotans to limit their activities outside the home. The churches we partner with for classroom space have also suspended public worship services and gatherings during this stay at home period. Given the current situation, we have decided to offer our Music Together spring classes online. For more information, please visit our new Music Together Online page.


When we're able to return to in-person classes (hopefully this summer!), we will continue to use best practices from the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf) to prevent the spread of germs and protect our families.

 

Our Health Policy (revised 3/13/20)


We ask for your help in keeping all members of our musical community healthy by following these protocols. Our classes may have immune-compromised individuals (including pregnant women) who may be more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, including influenza and COVID-19, so your vigilance and adherence to this health policy is extremely important. Our teachers reserve the right to send a family home from class if they feel these sickness protocols are not being followed.


Classroom Cleaning Protocols

  • All instruments that were distributed will be disinfected between classes and at the end of the day with sanitizing disinfectant.
  • Classroom surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized before and after class.
  • Some instruments and props may be taken out of circulation.
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available for use during class.

Family Health Protocols

  • We ask that all adults and children wash their hands with soap and water before and after class for at least 20 seconds. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for this.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wave and say hello from a distance 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 48 hours (without 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!
If you miss a class during the semester due to illness or other circumstances, you can make it up by attending one of our other classes at any of our locations. Make-ups should be scheduled using our online make-up scheduler. If specific circumstances warrant more flexibility, we will allow families this semester to carry over makeups to next semester.


Questions?
We’re always happy to hear from you. Contact us with your questions about this health policy and our plans for responding to COVID-19. Let’s work together to keep our class communities healthy and safe!