Music Together® of Traverse City
Health Policy and COVID-19 Response (3/15/2020)
The situation regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is evolving quickly and we are actively following recommendations based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in our class communities. We are also closely monitoring new 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.
March 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, she is ordering the closure of all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, to students starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6. Athis time, Music Together of Traverse City is still planning to begin our spring 2020 classes on Monday, April 13th. As you know, this is a rapidly changing situation, and we are planning for potential future scenarios if it becomes necessary to cancel or delay classes. We will keep you updated and informed as the situation continues to unfold and invite you to contact us any time with questions.
In the meantime, we have revised our health policy using guidance from the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf) about best practices to prevent the spread of germs and ensure your family’s continued health and well-being.
Our Health Policy (revised 3/13/20)
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 sanitizing disinfectant.
Classroom surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized 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.
Wave and say hello from a distance instead of shaking hands or hugging.
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. Make-ups can be scheduled by contacting Christy, the director. If specific circumstances warrant more flexibility, we will allow families this semester to carry over makeups to next semester.
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!