Half-Pint Harmonies Covid-19 Safety Protocol

Updated July 30, 2021

 

Due to the nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, Half-Pint Harmonies has implemented intensive safety plans to keep you and your loved ones safe during music class during the 2021-2022 school year. Please note that these measures will follow CDC guidance and will be updated regularly.

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How is Half-Pint Harmonies preparing the classroom to minimize the spread of Covid-19?

  • Vaccinations: all teachers of HPH are required to be fully vaccinated to teach your class.

  • Locations: All buildings have mask requirements required of everyone who goes inside. Our High Point and Greensboro locations have outdoor options if we decide to move outdoors to limit the spread.

  • Class sizes: We have reduced our class sizes significantly to allow for social distancing within the classroom.

  • Sanitation: Before class, your teacher will sanitize any high-contact areas (such as doorknobs, chairs, etc.).

  • Masks: teachers will be masked while setting up, during, and after class.

  • Social Distancing: circle spots will be placed on the floor to guide families to sit as close to 6ft or more apart.

 

How does Half-Pint Harmonies plan to minimize the spread during class time?

  • Masks: All participants (vaccinated or not) must wear a mask if they are over 2 years old.

  • Temperature checks: upon entry to class, your teacher will check temperatures. Anyone with a temperature over 100.3F will be asked to go home and feel better.

  • Sanitation: Every very participant will get hand sanitizer upon entry and before and after any activity we might share items.

  • Social Distancing: families will sit in their designated areas. We understand kids will be kids and we will be moving around, but we will distance as best we can in this type of class.

  • Instruments: all participants will get a personalized bag of sanitized instruments they can use during class and can choose 1-2 sanitized discovery instruments from our bin upon entry. This is different than our usual instrument discovery where everyone plays from a big pile of instruments. FAMILIES MAY CHOOSE TO PURCHASE THEIR OWN INSTRUMENTS TO BRING AND TAKE TO CLASS FOR $18. Email carrie@halfpintharmonies.com by September 7th if you'd like one.

 

What is Half-Pint Harmonies clean-up procedure after class?

  • Sanitation: At the end of class, all individual instruments will be sanitized with alcohol spray, left to dry, and placed back inside their bins. All surfaces will be wiped down. Windows will be opened (if possible) for fresh air circulation.  

  • Times:  There are no classes within 30 minutes before or after your class.

 

What if someone from class tests positive for covid-19?

  • Communication: we will quickly call, email, and text all families who were possibly exposed so they may get their family tested promptly. Any positive cases will remain anonymous, confidentiality is very important to us.

  • Prompt testing: Teacher will get tested as soon as an appointment is available. All teachers must get a rapid test and test negative in the days immediately before we return to in-person classes.

  • Virtual model: we will move all classes to ZOOM for at least 2 classes, more if necessary.

 

Here’s what YOU can do to minimize the spread:

  • Get vaccinated

  • Wear a mask

  • Wash your hands before coming to class

  • DO NOT COME TO CLASS IF ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY’S SOCIAL CIRCLE IS SICK (runny nose, cough, fever, sneezing, sore throat, etc.)

  • If you or someone in your family tests positive for Covid-19 PLEASE call Miss Carrie as soon as possible. This helps protect our families. Your privacy will be honored and identity will be kept anonymous from other classmates.  

 

The Half-Pint Harmonies team is taking the above protocols very seriously and will keep all enrolled participants updated with safety procedures.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. We know times are very stressful. We thank you for your patience, grace, and respectful communications with our team.

 

Musically yours,

Carrie Biesiadecki

Owner/Director/Teacher

678.687.1116

carrie@halfpintharmonies.com