TCB COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

PURPOSE

To ensure the safety and well being of the Thornton Community Band membership. Thornton Community Band practices all safety precautions to the best of our ability as outlined by the CDC, local, state, and federal entities to protect the membership of the Thornton Community Band. The Thornton Community band recognizes the need for musical outlets during this time and does its best to provide these when able to balance this need and safety. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change with the information available.

Updated 9/26/2020

PROCEDURES

COVID-19 or Corona virus symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. This is not a list of all possible symptoms and the CDC is continuing to update this list as more is continued to be learned.

Board Responsibilities

  1. The TCB board will evaluate the safety of holding rehearsals and cancel as needed.
  2. The board will do its best to balance the mental health with physical health and safety of band members.
  3. If practice is held, the board will ensure there is enough space for each member to have a minimum of 36 (6×6) square feet or more per person.
  4. The board will ensure all attending are following the guidelines below to the best of their ability.

Member Responsibilities:

  1. TCB Members are NOT to attend rehearsal if they have a known exposure to COVID-19, if they are ill in any way, or exhibiting any of the above listed symptoms. It is recommended if a band member is experiencing any of COVID-19 symptoms, they do not attend rehearsal or concert and consult with their medical professional.
  2. In order to participate in rehearsals and concerts, ALL band members must sign the COVID-19 Liability Release form which can be found here: http://www.thorntoncommunityband.org/banddocuments/
  3. Each member is to have their temperature taken upon arriving at practice. If their temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher, they are to immediately leave and notify their section leader and Band administration. They cannot return to practice until they have had at least three consecutive days of temperature below 100.4 degrees with no fever reducing medicine.
  4. Members are to always to wear a mask while at practice unless actively playing a wind instrument. This mask is to cover both the nose and mouth.
  5. All members should utilize a bell cover for their instrument if rehearsing indoors. If you are unable to acquire one for yourself, just let us know by emailing admin@thorntoncommunityband.org
  6. All members are to maintain social distancing of 6ft or more unless they are members of the same household.
  7. All members are to limit the amount of movement through the space whenever possible.

REFERENCES

  1. Tri-County Health Department https://www.tchd.org/
  2. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) https://covid19.colorado.gov/, https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe, 
  3. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/