Here is the latest in regards to mask guidelines and our lesson environment.
We would like to start off by saying that we respect everyone's decision in terms of how the topic of vaccination has been approached. Thus, we have chosen to deal with our mask guidelines in a standardized way. Here is where we currently stand to ensure we provide a proactive lesson environment:
1) At this time, we will no longer provide touchless thermometer checks prior to lessons. However, we would like request that Adult Students and Caregivers remain diligent in monitoring the well-being and potential symptoms for themself and/or children before each lesson. These are the screening questions that will need to be reviewed:
- Are you experiencing a fever, a headache, a cough, loss of taste/smell or shortness of breath? - Have you been in contact with anyone suspected of having Covid-19?
- If the answer is yes to any of these questions, we will either have lessons online or provide a make-up lesson while health status is being assessed and thereafter as needed due to test results/medical recommendations.
2) At this time, our team of Instructors will continue to wear masks when providing in-person lessons for Students inside or outside and when working with them at their residence or at schools. While responsibility is key, it is challenging to implement the recommended 3 ft. distancing in some cases when instructing music, so masks will help create a safe environment while not compromising the progress made in lessons.
3) Per CDC guidelines, the following individuals are exempt from wearing masks at all times:
- Persons younger than two years old. Very young children must not wear a mask because of the risk of suffocation.
- Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a mask could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a mask without assistance.
- Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication. If you have any questions or something you would like to discuss together, please do not hesitate to reach out.
4) Amidst the moving pieces with mask guidelines, we realize that those under 12 are awaiting their vaccination options, so we need to be cautious as we work with this group. Also, we realize that some Students who are over the age of 12, may have younger siblings or higher-risk individuals in their household. As time goes by, we will make modifications in line with the CDC recommendations and provide updates.
5) Students have the flexibility to choose from an in-person or online lesson environment. We can work with you on adjustments as needed.
6) For in-person lessons, we can provide lessons in both inside or outside settings. Whichever is most comfortable for you/your household. Please do not hesitate to discuss this with your Instructor or M.O.M. Program Director, Stefanie Hirayama.
7) To ensure we are all doing our part to care for each other, we'd like to kindly ask that those traveling internationally this summer refrain from having in-person lessons for a period of 7-days following the return from your trip. This will allow time to proactively monitor your health condition. If applicable, we can provide lessons online or conduct a make-up lesson while health status is being assessed or as needed thereafter due to test results/medical recommendations. Please feel free to reach out with any questions: (707) 824-0307 or MoveOverMozart@gmail.com.