COVID PROTOCOLS FOR SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS
THE MUSIC SCHOOL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS for SEPTEMBER Private Lessons & Classes
Masks must be worn by staff, students, parents, and all visitors while on Sunnyvale
Presbyterian Church campus, regardless of vaccination status. In the event the Santa Clara County mask mandate is lifted, the only people who will be permitted to remove their masks for the duration of their lessons on campus will be fully vaccinated Voice, Woodwind, and Brass students.
The Entertainers, Voice Class, Strum Class, and Private Voice, Woodwind and Brass students
must be fully vaccinated (two weeks past their second shot), and are required to submit proof
of vaccination status to The Music School office before beginning lessons on campus.
Voice, Woodwind and Brass students who are under age 12 and/or not fully vaccinated will
continue their lessons online. Strum Class students who are under age 12 and/or not fully
vaccinated are permitted to attend in person if they are enrolled with a fully vaccinated adult.
Vaccination has been verified for all Music School faculty and staff.
Music School Private Lesson students and staff members who stay home as a precaution are
encouraged to hold lessons online in lieu of an in-person lesson, on their regular day and time.
Students and staff are required to stay home if they experience any COVID-19 symptoms such
as persistent cough, fever in excess of 100.4 degrees, chills, sore throat, shortness of breath,
diarrhea, new loss of smell or taste, muscle pain.
Any student or staff member that experiences a fever in excess of 100.4 degrees may not
return to campus until they have been fever-free for 72 hours or more without the use of
medication, or they are fever-free and have obtained a negative test result for COVID-19.
Any student or staff member that experiences a new loss of smell or taste, or a combination of
2 or more COVID-19 symptoms may not return to campus until their symptoms have resolved
and they have obtained a negative test result for COVID-19.
If an unvaccinated student has been exposed to a household member or non-household close
contact (within 6 feet) who has tested positive for COVID-19, they may not return to campus
for 10 days or until they have obtained a negative test result from a test taken at least 36
hours after the exposure.
Tuition charges will not be adjusted to accommodate student absences. Exceptions will be
determined by the Director on a case-by-case basis.
Music School staff will park in the small faculty parking lot on Hollenbeck Road.
Music School students and parents will park in the main parking lot next to the church on
Fremont Avenue. Signs will be posted for foot traffic to avoid interaction with PELC student
drop-off and pick-up.
No parking is permitted on the long driveway off Hollenbeck Road next to the preschool
playground or in the Lima Family Mortuary parking lot.
Hand sanitizer, disposable masks, and contact-less thermometers will be available on campus
All high-touch surfaces such as pianos, tables, doorknobs, and light switches will be disinfected
Doors and windows will be kept open for maximum air flow.
When doors and windows are closed, the air-conditioning system will be turned on and each
room will run an air purifier.
Restrooms are available in the 200 and 700 buildings. Students will be directed to the 700
building for use during lessons or class time.
Students and staff are encouraged to bring individual water bottles, which may be filled in the
The Music School shall require parents and staff to immediately report to administration if a
household member or non-household close contact tests positive for COVID-19. Contact
Chantelle Urbina, Director via firstname.lastname@example.org (408) 739-9248×407.
In the event of an exposure, The Music School administrators will notify all families who have
been exposed as a close contact. Confidentiality will be maintained as required by the county
The Music School administrators will notify the County of Santa Clara PublicHealth
Department of any positive COVID-19 case by emailing email@example.com and
calling (408) 885-4214.
Rooms used by any COVID-19 positive person will be immediately closed off and will not be
re-opened until the room is well ventilated, cleaned, and disinfected.
Close contact is defined as being within six feet of a person infected with COVID-19 for at least
15 minutes, beginning two days before the infected person had symptoms or tested positive.
Fully Vaccinated Participants are Music School staff, students, and volunteers who are two
weeks past receiving their second vaccine shot.
Partially Vaccinated Participants are individuals who have received one or two vaccine shots,
but are not two weeks past receiving their second vaccine shot.
DEVELOPMENTS IN RECOMMENDATIONS
As recommendations from the CDC and state and county requirements continue to develop,
we will adjust accordingly in some areas.
Santa Clara County Public Health Department: https://www.scc.gov.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov
Before you travel, check the Santa Clara County Public Health directive for the
current travel restrictions: https://covid19.ca.gov/travel/#current-travel-recommendations