CKYO COVID19 Information

We realize that each passing day brings new announcements and guidelines and we are listening to and following recommendations from the state and city. CKYO has safety protocols in place for rehearsals and activities and asks each student participant to comply with all protocols while they are participating in a CKYO rehearsal:

  • Require all staff, conductors, and musicians to wear cloth face coverings/masks, even while playing their instrument during the rehearsal period;

  • Require all students to bring a MUSIC STAND and a PENCIL to EVERY REHEARSAL and performance - CKYO will not provide music stands at rehearsals to cut down on common-touch areas;

  • Ensure that chairs will be separated by at least six feet;

  • Maintain six feet of space between people at all times;

  • Not allow breaks for the entire group - students may use restrooms one at a time as needed;

  • Encourage frequent hand washing and provide hand sanitizer at check-in;

  • Each student/parent should complete the "CKYO COVID19 Health Check Form"  online prior to check-in. If not the staff at the door will ask the students the questions verbally;

  • Each student's temperature will be checked upon entering the building at check-in - if a student has been feeling ill that day, they should not come to rehearsal and follow Absence Reporting. At check-in, if a student's temperature registers 100.0 or above, they will not be allowed to attend rehearsal that evening;

  • Air out the rehearsal area between small ensembles and schedule groups with 30 minute breaks between ensembles to sanitize seating and common-touch areas (hand rails, doorknobs, bathrooms, etc);

  • In order to keep the number of people in each building as small as possible, there will not be a parent waiting area available indoors where rehearsals are being held.

Procedures will remain flexible in response to guidance from public health professionals as research is still underway on the safety of woodwind and brass performance.