Music Related Recommendations
Winter 2021 All Environments:
- Maximum occupancy determined by guidelines below. Strongly encourage the smallest group possible.
- Outdoor settings are preferred over indoor settings.
- 50-minute time limit with 30-minute “buffer” time between meetings for droplets to settle.
- Wear face coverings at all times (additional info below).
- Use bell screens (use pantyhose material if specific bell screen is not available) for brass and woodwind instruments whenever feasible (including flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone).
- Clean and disinfect high touch points in practice areas and shared instruments.
- No singing or playing of wind and brass instruments is permitted indoors at this time. Consult with EH&S for a case-by-case exception.
Winter 2021 Outdoor Environments:
- Outdoor physical distancing requirements: 6 feet for instruments, 6-12 feet for larger instruments (e.g., trombones), 15 feet for vocal or instruments that cannot be played with a face covering.
- Recommend use of metal nose bar in the face covering for singers
- For brass/woodwind instruments, wear face coverings with an embouchure slit when actively playing the instrument.
- Brass/woodwind instruments can only be used outdoors at this time.
- Instruments that cannot be played wearing a mask (slit or no slit), must be played outdoors.
Winter 2021 Indoor Environments:
- Indoor classrooms must have mechanical ventilation.
- Instruments that can be played while wearing face coverings without embouchure slit (e.g., string, keyboards, percussion) may use indoor spaces, provided the requirements for indoor instruction are met (see “In-Person Instructions”).
- Where one or more of the instruments is unable to be moved outside (i.e. piano, organ), use of specialized indoor classrooms is permitted.
- Room occupancy may be determined by physical distancing requirements.
- Physical distancing requirements: 9 ft for low-risk instruments (e.g., stings, keyboard, percussion), 9 ft for instructor/director.
- No singing or playing of wind instruments is permitted indoors at this time. Consult with EH&S for a case-by-case exception. This will be reevaluated for Spring 2021.