2020 Health Policy

At Music Together of Decatur, we are closely monitoring the situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our community and, until the situation is resolved, we will continue to defer to the CDC and other health professionals on how best to prevent the spread of any infectious disease. 

We have revised our health policy using guidance from the CDC about best practices to prevent the spread of all germs and ensure everyone's continued health and well-being. 

Classroom Cleaning Protocols: 

All instruments that are distributed will be disinfected between classes and at the end of the day with hospital-grade, child-safe disinfectant. 

Some instruments and props may be taken out of circulation.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available for use as needed during class.

Family Health Protocols: 

We ask for your help in keeping all the members of our musical community healthy by following these protocols. Our classes may have immune-compromised individuals (including pregnant women) who may be more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, including influenza and COVID-19, so your vigilance and adherence to this health policy is extremely important.

  • If you or your child is sick, please stay home until you are fully recovered.
  • If you or your child has had a fever, we'll be so glad to see you after you've been fever-free for at least 24 hours (without assistance of fever-reducing medication).  
  • Wash hands frequently. (If you sing the “Hello Song” to all the members of your family, that'll be at least 20 seconds.) Use alcohol hand-gel before, after, and even during class.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow. (You can practice this with our chant, "I'm freezing, I'm freezing, hope I don't start sneezing . . . Achoo! Achoo!”.) Then, wash your hands or use the provided hand sanitizer.  
  • If you or your child becomes ill with something contagious after attending class, please contact us to let us know.

Schedule a Make Up:

We have a generous, unlimited makeup policy, so please keep that in mind. 

Questions? 

Contact Director Wendy Snell at Wendy@MusicTogetherOfDecatur.com, with your questions about this health policy or our plans for responding to COVID-19. We welcome your feedback.

Let’s keep making music together . . . for the health of your whole family*!

* Read more about the research from Music Together Center Director Julia Priest at Music and Movement of Newton.