Health Policy

Music Together® in Central MN
Health Policy and COVID-19 Response (8/24/2020)

 

We recognize the serious public health risks posed by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and are actively following the latest recommendations 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 and taking into account 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.

  • For the latest public health information related to COVID-19, including how to protect yourself and what to do if you feel sick, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.
  • For the latest data on local COVID-19 cases by county, please see the MDH COVID-19 Dashboard.

 

Given the current situation and ongoing uncertainty in local schools, we've decided to offer our Music Together classes online again this Fall. Our online classes are dynamic and fun and offer a great experience for families with young children interested in engaging with music in a deeper way while still practicing physical distancing. For more information, please visit our Online Classes page.


When we're able to return to in-person classes, we will continue to use best practices recommended by the CDC and MDH to prevent the spread of germs and protect our families and community.

 

Our General Health Policy (revised 8/24/20)


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 disinfectant that is registered with the EPA and meets the criteria for effective use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Classroom surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant 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.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, please stay 6 feet apart from other families and say hello from a distance rather than shaking hands or hugging. It's tough to do, but it helps us keep everyone safe.
  • When required by law, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask all adults and children, 2 years and older, to wear masks in class and in the public spaces in our facilities.
  • Children under age 2 years must NOT wear face coverings

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!