Piedmont Youth Chorus
COVID protocols 

PYC’s priority is to always provide a healthy space where its members can explore and make music.  With the heightened concerns surrounding COVID-19, we have created a set of protocols following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local health officials. 

 

Vaccination

We require that all choristers be vaccinated prior to the first rehearsal.  COVID-19 vaccines have been proven safe and effective, and widely accessible.  Everyone aged 12 years and older is recommended to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to keep from getting and spreading the disease. 

 

Health Screening

 

  • On the day of each rehearsal, you will be sent via email a self-screening checklist. Answering these questions will help you determine if you are/your child is well enough to attend the rehearsal.

  • When a chorister enters the rehearsal space, they will be asked if they took their self-screening today and had a positive result.  Temperatures will then be checked by means of an infrared thermometer.

 

Attendance at Rehearsal

  • Each chorister is expected to arrive wearing a mask to rehearsal.

  • During rehearsal, choristers are expected to wear the special singer mask that will be provided to them by PYC.  Their mask can be picked up at the start of rehearsal. At the end of rehearsal, they will return their mask. It will then be laundered between rehearsals.

 

Sanitation

  • Hand sanitizer will be available for the chorister as they enter the rehearsal space.

  • The rehearsal space, Calvary Moravian sanctuary, has an air scrubber as part of its air handling system. The air in the sanctuary is recycled every 15 minutes.

Contact Tracing

In the event that a parent or guardian notifies PYC of a COVID-19 positive test, staff will identify those who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive.  Definition of close contact is within six feet of the positive individual for 15 minutes or longer. In an abundance of caution, PYC staff will notify all present should a positive COVID-19 test be reported. 

 

 

SAMPLE SELF-SCREENING CHECKLIST

               

  • Have you taken your temperature today?

      A temperature of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit is considered a fever.

  • Have you experienced any of the following?

    • Fever or chills

    • New or increased shortness of breath

    • Cough or sore throat

    • Fatigue

    • Headache

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Decreased sense of smell or taste

    • Muscle aches and pain

    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

    • Diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days