At Wakefield Music, we take the health of every member of our community very seriously. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have learned how to teach remotely and learn.  We also know the importance of masks and distance. As a result, we are making the following mandatory policies for our safety and yours. This policy will be re-evaluated as newer data are analyzed and national and state guidance change for public health and elementary schools.

REQUIREMENTS:

1.Remote lessons will continue to remain an option and are required when there is any illness or if you or someone in your household is at increased risk. Please contact Caroline to coordinate a remote lesson, including same day.

2.All students and any persons who accompany them must wear a mask at all times during indoor lessons regardless of vaccination status.

3.All students and every member of their household must be fully vaccinated, including completing the vaccination protocol for COVID-19 with all recommended boosters for everyone ages 5 and up.

4.Any student is required to have remote lessons if any of the following apply:

a.The student or anyone in the student’s household has tested positive for COVID during the previous 2 weeks.

b.The student or anyone in the student’s household has traveled to a country where COVID-19 is prevalent as defined by US State Department Travel Advisory of Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 within the past 14 days.

c.The student or any household member has ANY of the following symptoms of acute respiratory illness: 

1.New or worsened cough

2.New fever or chills

3.New or worsened shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

4.New sore throat

5.New or worsened muscle aches

6.New or worsened fatigue

7.New or worsened headache

8.New loss of smell or taste

9.Congestion or runny nose

10.Nausea or vomiting

11.Diarrhea

d.If anyone living in the studio residence is ill or showing signs of communicable illness.

5.PLEASE NOTE:  All in-person attendance is at your own risk. Wakefield Music strongly recommends that anyone who is immunocompromised or lives in a household with an immunocompromised person should arrange remote lessons. 

6.Willful violations of these policies can result in immediate withdrawal from Wakefield Music and forfeiture of all lessons and fees.

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