COVID Policy


The board has established the following COVID policy. This policy is subject to change due to CDC, state and school district guidelines.


We will meet in the multi-purpose rooms at Falcon Ridge and Blackhawk Middle Schools to allow for more socially distanced rehearsals. Be sure to check the calendar each week for rehearsal location.


We will also have a 15 minute social break during rehearsal to let the air in the room recirculate.

Masks

Based on current guidance from the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health, masks will be required at all times for in-person rehearsals. The Board will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health and may adjust this requirement in the future.

N95 and KN95 masks can be found at:

https://shop.projectn95.org/all


Singer mask options can be found at:

JW Pepper

Southeastern Performance Apparel

Amazon

There are also patterns for the face masks:

Maker Mask

Singer

Vaccinations

For those who choose to participate in-person, we are requiring proof that you have been fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine and have received the booster. You may present a card issued by the CDC, your pharmacy, or your doctor’s office. You may show the card, a photocopy, or electronic copy of the card.

Accommodations

Upon receipt of sufficient proof of need, the Board may, in its discretion, offer accommodations to members who are unable to wear a mask or obtain a COVID-19 vaccination due to religious or medical needs. If you are unable to wear a mask or obtain a COVID-19 vaccination for religious or medical reasons, you may contact the Board to request an accommodation by emailing Meg Jacot, Membership Coordinator, at megjacot@hotmail.com. The Board will provide information about methods of proof that will be accepted and available accommodations. Please contact the Board to request an accommodation in advance of the open house or the first rehearsal.

Quarantine policy

  • If any member or staff member tests positive, and has attended a rehearsal, they must notify Diane Nieling, Communications Chair, immediately (dnieling56@gmail.com or 651-216-5988). They must also quarantine according to CDC recommendations and skip at least one in-person

  • Any member or staff member who has had close contact with another person who has tested positive is encouraged to monitor for symptoms of COVID, take a COVID test 3-7 days following exposure, and attend the next rehearsal virtually.

  • If a choir or staff member has tested positive and has attended rehearsal while potentially infectious, the Board will promptly notify choir and staff members of the exposure. Consistent with CDC guidance, following an exposure choir and staff members are encouraged to wear masks when in public, watch for symptoms, and complete a COVID test 3-7 days after exposure.

  • Because COVID can produce a wide variety of symptoms, any choir member who is experiencing any symptom of an infectious illness should stay home and attend rehearsal virtually until they are no longer experiencing symptoms.