Aurora Chorus is committed to creating a comfortable, enjoyable, and safe environment for our singers, musicians, staff, volunteers, and audience members. In response to the continued threat to the health and safety of individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are adopting these safety protocols for the 2022-23 season and will revise them as warranted. The updated protocols below are in effect now and will be reviewed regularly to follow the latest public health recommendations.
- Anyone feeling ill or experiencing symptoms related to a cold or infectious disease is asked to take care of their health and protect others by staying home from rehearsal or performance. Singers are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 with appropriate boosters. In addition, singers are required to be masked while singing either in rehearsal or performance. The COVID masking policy for the fall term has been updated to require masking while in the rehearsal space. You may remove your mask when outside the rehearsal room and socially distanced. The Artistic Director, accompanist, other supporting musicians, staff and volunteers must be vaccinated for COVID-19 if attending rehearsals, performances and other Chorus events. In rehearsal, those fulfilling these roles are not required to wear a face mask. During performances, those fulfilling these roles will follow the policy for audience members unless agreed to by the Artistic Director and Board of Directors.
- Anyone having close contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19 is expected to refrain from attending rehearsal/performance for 5 days to monitor. CDC: Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact. Make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before returning. If you don’t get tested, wait to return until a full 10 days after your last close contact with a person with COVID-19.
Audience members are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and to wear face masks while attending performances. Accommodation may be made for folks providing a negative COVID test result within 24 hours prior to the concert.
Aurora’s Board of Directors will continue to monitor updates from government and health agencies regarding safety while in public and our policy may be revised as needed.
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