UPDATED COVID GUIDELINES – JANUARY, 2022

COVID-19 Response

The rapid transmission of the omicron Covid variant, as well as updated public health recommendations, have led us to make some adjustments to our Covid guidelines. We ask that every member of the Conservatory community follow all guidelines and requirements.

Recitals

In-person recitals may take place in the Recital Hall under the following conditions:

  • The recital must be pre-approved by the Dean’s Office.
  • Maximum capacity in the Recital Hall is 40 people.
  • Everyone, including performers, must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times.
  • Voice students should wear a singer’s mask.
  • Woodwind and brass students should use appropriate safety equipment (instrument bags or bell covers).
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COVID Symptoms or Exposure

If you have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, stay home for five days following your exposure. Take a Covid test on Day 5. If you have no symptoms and your test is negative, you may return to MCW. Free Covid tests are available here: www.covidtests.gov

If you or a family member are experiencing any symptoms of Covid, do not attend lessons or classes at the Conservatory for at least 5 days and take a Covid PCR test. Test results may take 1 to 5 days. If you have a positive test result, you may return to MCW when you have been symptom-free and fever-free for an additional 5 days.

If someone who has been in the Conservatory building subsequently tests positive for Covid, we will follow NYS health guidelines for notification of exposure.

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Additional Information

MASKS

Everyone aged two or older must wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times in all spaces within our facilities, including studios, classrooms, hallways, and bathrooms. KN95 masks offer the best protection; surgical masks are a second choice.

Students who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons may not take classes in the building but may continue with online instruction.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Please respect social distancing in public spaces and within studios whenever possible.

OTHER PRECAUTIONS
Please observe existing building entrance and exit guidelines, as well as single-use restroom guidelines. Soap and paper towels are available in all rest rooms. Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk.
VACCINES
As per the CDC, we strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated. Conservatory employees are now required to be fully vaccinated in order to teach/work in the building.
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