Music Related Recommendations

updated 8/11/2021

 

In alignment with Santa Clara County Public Health Order, the following are music-related recommendations until further notice (effective August 3):

 

 

Face Covering, Instrument Covering, and Physical Distancing Requirements
for shared indoor environments
  • Performers are urged to wear their face coverings to the greatest extent possible.
    • Face coverings are optional for performers (including singers) while actively performing or practicing.
    • If face coverings are not worn, performers must maintain at least six feet of physical distance from attendees and employees and are encouraged to maintain as much distance from other performers as possible.
  • Instrument coverings:
    • All players of brass and woodwind instruments can optionally use bell screens.
  • Audience:
  • If face coverings are removed, performers must maintain at least 6 ft of distance from attendees and employees. They are encouraged to maintain as much distance from other performers as possible.
  • Attendees and employees must remain masked while attending or working at the performance except when another exception applies.
Face Covering, Instrument Covering, and Physical Distancing Requirements
for group outdoor activity
  • For fully vaccinated persons, face coverings and instrument coverings are optional. No physical distancing requirement.
  • For unvaccinated persons:
    • If face coverings or instrument coverings are not worn, must maintain 6 ft physical distancing or complete weekly COVID testing.
    • If face coverings and instrument coverings are worn, no physical distancing requirement.
      • Face coverings:
        • Players of brass and woodwind instruments should wear face coverings with a mouthpiece/embouchure slit when playing their instrument.
        • Wear non-slitted face covering when talking. Limit talking with embouchure slit face coverings.
      • Instrument coverings:
        • Players of brass and woodwind instruments should use bell screens whenever feasible. Pantyhose or multi-layer material can be used if a specific bell screen is not available.
Indoor Activity (non-residential) and Outdoor ActivityAll instruments and voice allowed. Ensemble activity and recitals allowed.

Personal Indoor EnvironmentAll instruments and voice allowed in private residential space if the door remains closed to prevent aerosol spread.