Safe-Singing Guidelines

Columbia Choirs is dedicated to the physical, mental, and emotional health of our members and community. The following safety protocols are established for the protection of all singers, staff, and guests. As we progress through the fall and winter months, we will continue to monitor and follow local and state public health and CDC guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19.

In-Person Safety Guidelines

All participants will be required to purchase a specially designed singer’s mask to wear during the entirety of rehearsal.
All participants 12 years of age and older are required to be fully vaccinated to recommended efficacy. Singers may apply for a medical or religious exemption to this requirement. Exempt singers must present a negative weekly PCR test to attend rehearsal.
Singers will maintain at least a 6-feet distance when they are standing in rehearsal, as they enter and exit the building, and during break times.
Participants will be required to complete a health check by the safety coordinator each week before entering the rehearsal space. Health checks consists of:
  • Temperature taken.
  • Singer's mask examined for proper coverage.
Regular air exchanges will be adhered to throughout rehearsal. These breaks will take place outside the rehearsal space to allow for full air circulation and will be outdoors weather permitting. Doors and windows will be kept open as much as possible to allow for appropriate air flow (depending on the venue). Singing activity may be held outdoors, weather and venue permitting.
Food is not allowed in rehearsal spaces. Singers are encouraged to eat a snack on the way to/from rehearsal. Singers are encouraged to bring their private water bottles for use during outdoor breaks. Masks must not be removed from face inside the rehearsal room, even to drink water.
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