2021-2022 COVID Protocols

PYC COVID Protocols

August 2021

We can’t wait to welcome all singers back to PYC September 12!

For the safety of all singers and our community the following safety protocols will be followed.

Vaccinations

All PYC staff, artistic team, volunteers, and eligible students (age 12 and above) are required to be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines to attend rehearsals. Singers who are in the process of being vaccinated and have received at least one dose of the vaccine, may also start rehearsing. 

Please provide proof of full vaccination or proof of your first vaccination to PYC by Wednesday, September 1st in order to attend the first rehearsal on September 12th. (Sept 11th HS day retreat)

Proof of vaccination may be a photo of your vaccination card or documentation from your doctor.  You can send this electronically to pacificyouth@aol.com, mail a copy to the PYC 620 SW Main St. Suite 203, Port. OR 97205 or upload at using this link - Vaccine Verification Form. When your second vaccination is complete, please send proof of full vaccination.

Students aged 11 and below are strongly encouraged to get fully vaccinated as soon as it is available and send a copy of proof of vaccination to PYC.

Vaccination exceptions exist for medical reasons. Please contact Ruth Finn at pacificyouth@aol.com with your request for exemption.

Masks and Social Distancing

Following the state mandate 8/11/21 masks will need to be worn for all indoor activities even if you are vaccinated.

Rehearsals inside and outside will be masked for the immediate future.

Please note that many of our wonderful high school singers sang together this summer masked with great success! (and had a wonderful time!)

We have found Starks triple filter masks easy to sing in.

https://starks.com/products/face-masks/?_kx=80rVqVdlL7K36QKaWSBtwuyB6z-KwX2bs7gYOYRNrq8%3D.UpnyE7

Rehearsal Guidelines

When students sign into rehearsal each week, they will also note/acknowledge that that they are not experiencing COVID symptoms (a list of symptoms will be visible for students to review). 

PYC will ensure surfaces are cleaned per CDC/EPA COVID guidelines and will have hand sanitizer available.

Our younger (unvaccinated) choirs will begin rehearsals distanced outside in the beautiful Trinity Courtyard during these opening beautiful months.

Our older (vaccinated) choirs may also rehearse inside (distanced) and out.

Once weather changes we will rehearse inside, distanced, masked, and with windows open.

Communication

  • If a student exhibits COVID symptoms while at PYC, they will be set apart from the rest of the group and parents will be notified immediately.
  • Please let us know as soon as possible if your student has tested positive for COVID.  The student’s identity will be kept confidential.
  • If a student, staff, artistic team or volunteer, tests positive for COVID, PYC will notify impacted families immediately.  The infected person is expected to follow Oregon Health Authority Guidelines regarding quarantine.
  • If you are not feeling well, please fill out an absence form and choose to stay at home.

We are confident that together we can create a safe and wonderful singing environment for all. Thank you for doing your part! We love to hear from families please contact pacificyouth@aol.com or call 503 780-1675!