COVID-19 Policies for Summer 2021
Play Week Maryland
These policies were created based on CDC guidelines, our speaking with a prominent infectious disease specialist in New York, venue requirements, and state and local requirements. These rules are effective as of July 2021.
It is required that all applicants be vaccinated and have passed the two-week post-vaccination waiting period. You will be asked to send a copy of your vaccination card with your application.
The CDC no longer requires mask wearing and social distancing for vaccinated people in most situations.
Mask wearing will be required in many indoor public spaces, including in the dining hall when not seated and in the Gibson Arts Center public areas when there are people present who are not in our group.
Since we will be in our own "pod" of vaccinated participants and staff when we are in the dorm and in playing groups, mask-wearing will be at your own discretion.
All participants, faculty, and staff will be required to sign a venue COVID-related "hold harmless" statement at time of registration.
All Gibson Arts Center employees have been vaccinated. Please note that we have no control over the percentage of other college employees who will be vaccinated, so mask wearing may be required in other campus public areas.
Specific Guidelines for Wind Players (as required by venues)
During all coachings, rehearsals, and performance, the condensate inherent in playing wind instruments must be contained and controlled. Specifically, any cleaning string or similar device run through any instrument to clear condensate must be stored in a closable airtight container to be supplied by the musician. The container must be handled ONLY by the musician, and should be disposed of or emptied and properly cleaned as soon as possible.