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Covid-19 Announcement 10/2/2020

Dear ESYO Friends & Family,

Rehearsals are underway at ESYO's safe-studio in Proctors. We've taken all the necessary precautions to ensure a safe season of joyful music-making. We are grateful to all the students and parents for making the start of our new season a success. We hope that you are enjoying sounding together as much as we enjoy hearing your music echo through the halls of Proctors.

By now, you've noticed that things are different. We've accessorized our instruments with some pretty inventive PPE. We've all grown accustomed to wearing masks, social distancing, and washing our hands more often. Some of us are even adapting to rehearsing online using ESYO Stream. As challenging as it is to play your instrument with these new changes, our ability to come together each week to play music with our friends is an opportunity that is not possible in many communities across the globe.   

Fall is here, and the traditional cold & flu season is right around the corner. Most of us have returned to school in some fashion and are increasingly meeting up with friends for the first time since March. For the health and safety of our friends and family and the wellbeing of the ESYO community, it is our collective responsibility to follow all recommended CDC health guidelines during rehearsal and outside of ESYO. COVID-19 is still a threat to health and wellbeing. We hope that you will continue to join together and play your part.

Here are a few important reminders. 

  1. Instrument PPE is like a face mask. It is required, and for it to work, we must wear it properly.  
  2. ESYO is serious fun! Bring your smile and excitement to rehearsal. It's ok to chat with your friends (and make new ones), but we must maintain a safe distance of 6ft or three Cellos between you and your friends. 
  3. Share your love of music and not your germs. If you are sick or someone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home, notify your ensemble manager, and attend rehearsal online using ESYO Stream.
  4. Be mindful of your health and complete the ESYO Health Questionnaire before each rehearsal. Be sure to bookmark the link in your web browser.
  5. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water. Generously use the sanitizing station set-up outside Key Hall or GE Theatre.

We look forward to seeing and hearing your play each week. We are excited to announce that all ESYO concerts will be recorded live on Proctors Mainstage and streamed online to a virtual audience. Preparations are underway for the Grand Opening of ESYO's first-ever Virtual Concert Hall. Tickets and information about virtual performances are to be released shortly. 


Your ESYO Team

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