2022 COVID-19 Health & Safety Policies

Coastal Sound Music Academy COVID-19 Vaccine Policy & Safety Plan

Updated September 5th 2022

Policy Description

This Policy is implemented on an ad hoc basis to reflect the current understanding that group singing warrants additional precautions. It is recognized that that understanding and broader health policies may change due to restrictions or guidance from BC CDC or Provincial Health, which in turn may influence this policy.

COVID-19 Vaccination Definition

For the purposes of this Policy, “full vaccination” and “fully vaccinated” are understood to mean that two doses in a two-dose vaccine series or one dose in a one dose series (i.e. Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) have been administered to the person in question, and that at least two weeks have passed after the administration of the final dose.

COVID-19 Vaccination for Singers

CSMA requires that all singers in DeCoro (Adult Choir) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when participating in any in-person activities during the 2022-2023 season.

As per BCCDC recommendations, CSMA strongly encourages all singers who are eligible, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccination status information may be collected, documented, and saved in the manner which best protects this sensitive medical information, and will only be shared with such staff and volunteers who have a legitimate need to know this information.

COVID-19 Vaccination for Staff, Contractors, and Volunteers

Full COVID-19 vaccination is required of all staff, contractors, and volunteers who work with members in person during the 2022-2023 season.

Vaccination status information may be collected, documented, and saved in the manner which best protects this sensitive medical information, and will only be shared with such staff and volunteers who have a legitimate need to know this information.

COVID-19 Safety

All in-person activities for the 2022-2023 season, including rehearsals, workshops, tours, retreats, and performances, will be guided by CSMA’s current COVID safety procedures. These procedures are subject to regular review and revision based on current public health conditions.

 

SAFETY PROTOCOLS as of September 5th 2022

CSMA will continue to observe COVID-19 prevention and mitigation practices that are recommended by the PHO and BCCDC. CSMA will continue to monitor and respond to this situation, and will update singers/ families as necessary.

There is no such thing as ‘zero risk’ when it comes to COVID-19. As we return to indoor rehearsals and events it is essential to singers safety that:

If you are ill – stay home

If you don’t feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home and you should get tested, or use the COVID-19 Online Self Assessment Tool.

COVID-19 safety procedures as recommended by the PHO and BCCDC are followed. These safety protocols may include, but are not limited to:

Health checks/self-monitoring

● Making hand sanitizer available upon entry and exit to the rehearsal space.

Cleaning high touch surfaces

● Physical distancing as necessary

Ventilation is monitored and controlled at our rehearsal venues. MERV 13 filters, additional air cleaning units and fresh air access are in use.

Mask use: as per current BC guidelines, wearing a mask will be a personal choice. Some choir groups may decide to require mask-wearing. This is subject to change and we will regularly reassess and adjust our mask policies as we feel necessary.