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CKYO COVID19 Information


MASKING UPDATE (updated 3/15/2022): Following Fayette County Public Schools' decision to move to mask optional in all buildings and buses beginning Tuesday, March 15, 2022, CKYO rehearsals will also follow suit by making masks optional for all rehearsals in FCPS buildings, ArtsPlace, and Singletary Center for the Arts. While this decision is being made because case numbers are decreasing, we still want to be sure we are looking out for each other and understand that doing so will help CKYO rehearsals and programs continue to safely meet for the remainder of the season. As always, this decision is subject to change based on public health conditions and any updates to the FCPS policy. Disposable masks will still be available at rehearsals to anyone who would like one. We also continue to ask that you monitor how you are feeling prior to attending rehearsal and to not attend if you are having any COVID related symptoms or have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive.  We still encourage mask wearing for any unvaccinated individuals and any student or staff member who feels more comfortable continuing to wear a mask.

COVID19 PROTOCOLS (updated November 1, 2021)

Please review the following and note our COVID-19 protocols are ever-evolving as new guidelines are released and are subject to change.

  • MASKING REQUIREMENT FOR REHEARSALS: CKYO WILL REQUIRE all students and staff to wear masks for rehearsal, regardless of vaccination status. We understand that this is frustrating and that masks make playing and communicating more challenging, but our first priority at CKYO is protecting everyone as much as possible so that we can continue to meet and rehearse each week. Winds and Brass: Please make sure you bring your playing mask and bell cover to rehearsal each week (they were provided to you at the first rehearsal).  If you lose your mask or bell cover, we have a limited number of replacements available but will charge $5 per mask and $5 per bell cover. Regular disposable face masks will be available at check-in for any student who has forgotten their regular mask upon arrival. In addition, all brass players should bring their own towels or other mitigation items for spit valves. Please do not empty saliva from your instruments onto the floor. 

  • STUDENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT: This season we ask students and families to do a health check at home prior to leaving for rehearsal and keep students home from rehearsal if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. By participating in CKYO, all students and their families and guardians agree to the following:

    • CKYO Student will be checked prior to attending CKYO for the following known symptoms of COVID-19 and will NOT attend if they are experiencing:

      • Fever (temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater) or chills

      • Sore throat

      • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

      • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

      • New onset of severe headache

    • CKYO Student will NOT attend CKYO until they are released from quarantine by the health department if:

      • Student has been in close physical contact with a person who is known to have COVID-19.

      • Anyone in the household tests positive COVID-19.

      • Student has recently travelled out of the country.

    • If CKYO Student is tested for COVID-19 for any reason, they will not attend CKYO until results are received. If they test positive, they will NOT attend CKYO until they are cleared to do so by a medical professional.

    • I understand I am required to report a positive COVD-19 test result to CKYO within 24 hours of receiving the results (via phone call or email).

    • If CKYO Student meets any of the conditions above or is exhibiting any of the symptoms of COVID-19, we will notify CKYO about the absence via the Absence Form.

  • CONTACT TRACING: Because students are in assigned seats at rehearsals, CKYO is able to keep close track of others who come into close contact with an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. Per the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, anyone who is within three feet of a person with COVID-19 for the rehearsal period will be considered a close contact. In accordance with recommendations from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, students and staff who are fully vaccinated or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days will not have to quarantine as long as they are not exhibiting symptoms.

  • REPORTING: Students and staff members must report a positive case within 24 hours of receiving the diagnosis. Reports should be made by calling the office at 859-254-0796. If we are not available to answer, please leave a message with the following information: Student Name, Student Orchestra, Date of Positive test, and onset date of symptoms, if present.

  • We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to navigate the pandemic!


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