How will CYSO keep our young musicians safe?

CLICK HERE to access the full CYSO COVID-19 protocol document/ ***VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!

CYSO will be implementing the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Guidance for Indoor Events. Keep reading here for some of the highlights of the CYSO safety plan.

  •  We will have a staggered entrance and exit time for each ensemble. This will keep the doors to the building free of congestion. CYSO staff will be checking temperatures of each student before they enter the building. Absolutely no student with a temperature or exhibiting signs of illness will be allowed to attend a CYSO rehearsal.  CYSO staff will oversee the entrance to the building. Doors will be open and no one will be allowed to touch the door. There will be floor decals for students to stand on to ensure 6ft distance. Masks must be worn by students and CYSO staff at all times, including outside the door before you enter. Students will be directed to the rehearsal table to sanitize their hands before entering their rehearsal space. All students will be seated 6ft apart and everyone must have their own individual stand, no sharing. Strings wear masks in rehearsal, winds will be seated far back and 6ft apart/without masks. There will be plastic shields provided for wind/brass instruments that require extra separation based on Berlin Philharmonic/Vienna Philharmonic safety protocol studies. Breaks will be 5 minutes and staff will oversee 6ft spacing and limited numbers in bathrooms at all times. There will be decals placed on the floor to ensure 6ft distance during bathroom breaks. No food in rehearsal, water bottles only, and no sharing. Students are encouraged to carry sanitizing wipes in their instrument case.                                              

  • Due to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment COVID-19 guidelines, CYSO is limited in capacity due to our venue size. We have enough square footage in the school to accommodate our students and staff within these guidelines. We are very sorry to say there will be no room for parents at rehearsals. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and if the department of public health and environment eventually changes these guidelines, we will happily notify you of this change. For the time being we hope you will use this time to run errands, eat dinner, walk the dog at the nearby dog park, and explore other options nearby. A little quiet time for you could be a beautiful thing. 

  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available in every room. 

  • If your child is sick they must stay home on rehearsal days. No students will be allowed in rehearsal if they are sick.

  • All safety precautions are subject to change based on the status of the virus. 

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