2021-2022 COVID-19 Protocol

By cmtwhso on October 08, 2021

West Hartford Symphony Orchestra is committed to taking every precaution to prevent the spread of Covid-19 for players, volunteers, and audience members as we enter our 19th season.

Therefore, until further notice, the WHSO Board of Directors has instituted the policy that all players, volunteers, vendors, and audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative Covid-19 PCR test, not a home test, that is time stamped within 48 hours prior to all rehearsals and performances.

Copies of vaccine cards (screenshots are fine) should be sent to WHSO Covid Coordinator, Lindsay Perkins, at lindsay9380@gmail.com.

Additional Covid protocols:

   ●  Before entering the rehearsal building each member will have their temperature taken by an infrared temperature gun. Anyone with a temperature greater than 100 degrees will not be allowed to attend rehearsal/concert. If you are not well please stay home.

   ●  All players or any guests in attendance will wear a mask during rehearsals/concerts anytime they are not playing. Players can quickly pull down their mask while playing and then put it back on whenever resting. Alternatively, musician masks may be used for wind instruments.

   ●  Bell covers must be used on all instruments with bells.

   ●  Spittle pad must be used during rehearsals/concerts to empty spit valves.

   ●  Spittle pads, extra disposable masks, and hand sanitizer will be available at rehearsals and concerts, although you should provide your own if you are able.

   ●  Musicians are responsible for disposing of waste.

   ●  Musicians will be spaced out during rehearsals/performances.

   ○  Strings will be spaced 3 feet apart.

   ○  Winds and brass will be positioned 6 feet behind the strings, and 6 feet apart.

   ●  Players who are not following Covid guidelines will be asked to leave rehearsals/concerts.

We are all in this together. We thank you for your cooperation as we navigate these unusual times.

Patrons, volunteers, and vendors

Patrons, volunteers, and vendors involved on concert day will be required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative Covid-19 PCR test, not a home test, that is time stamped within 48 hours prior.

Patrons, volunteers, and vendors will wear masks while indoors at all times.