Our COVID policies as of August 21, 2023:
Masks will be optional. Anyone who wishes to wear a mask is encouraged to do so.
We will expand the distance between seats to use more of the space in Parker Hall. We may need to experiment with different arrangements to find out what works best.
Members with minor symptoms* or who are a known close contact** to a COVID case may attend Wednesday rehearsals as long as they have a negative COVID test, wear a mask, and sit away from the group.
Singers with minor symptoms who have tested negative for COVID can stand among the group and sing masked in dress rehearsals and concerts.
We will not have a COVID committee at this time.
Refreshments will be available during rehearsal breaks.
* "Minor symptoms” means no fever, no coughing, and no sneezing that’s unrelated to an allergy or other chronic condition.
** A close contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
The Board will do ongoing monitoring of Massachusetts wastewater trends and hospitalization data and will update guidance accordingly. We will reevaluate policies at least every three months.
Photo: Edward J. Hynes, 2017