*All things Covid….
We follow the guidelines and protocols established by Grace Church School.
* Everyone over the age of 12 must be vaccinated a minimum of two weeks prior to first rehearsal.
*Anyone ineligible for the vaccine or under 12 must have had a negative covid test not more than 72 hours prior to first rehearsal. If your child is a Grace Church School student, their school test submission is sufficient. If your child attends another school, please submit negative test results here.
Update from NY State via B. Reilly 28 August 2021
Covid Update from GCS, George Davison 24 August 2021
*Masks will be worn at all times indoors.
*When singing a six foot distance will be maintained between singers.
Most Recent Update: 7 January based on the communication issued today by GCS.
Return from Positive Test Quarantine
Fully vaccinated people who test positive for Covid-19 must quarantine and isolate. They may return to in-person after five days from the date of their positive test (day zero) if they are symptom free, have had no fever for 24 hours and are feeling well.
Counting days begins from the date of the positive test, which is day zero. On the sixth day, students may return if they are symptom free, have had no fever for 24 hours and are feeling well.
Return from Household Quarantine
If a fully vaccinated person lives with someone who tests positive for Covid-19, they can return after five days if they are symptom free AND present a negative test taken after the fifth day.
Fully vaccinated choristers who are vaccinated and boosted who are exposed to Covid-19 by a contact from outside of their household do not have to quarantine. They must monitor their symptoms closely and get tested on the fifth day from exposure.
Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people who are exposed as a close contact (indoors, unmasked for 15 or more minutes in a 24-hour period), must quarantine for 5 days.
Masks will continue to be required at all times. All members of the community should wear properly fitting KN95, N95, or surgical masks moving forward. The data suggest that these masks provide much more protection than cloth masks especially against the more contagious Omicron variant. These masks are readily available at drug stores and from online retailers.