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           COVID-19 Guidance, Precautionary Measures and Mandates

  • The Calhoun Music Academy is legally required by law and will respect as well as follow and enforce all guidance and executive orders issued by the Federal, State and Local Governments, New York State Department of Health and CDC.  

  • The Calhoun Music Academy is a division of Brian Calhoun Music and Drums Inc. a privately owned Small Business Corporation.  As a privately owned business, the Calhoun Music Academy can also legally mandate and enforce any additional precautionary measures we deem necessary to better help ensure everyone's comfort and safety at any Calhoun Music Academy rehearsal or event.

  • Many of the people who attend Calhoun Music Academy rehearsals and events have children who are too young to be vaccinated or have compromised immune systems and need to take necessary medical precautions to ensure  maximum, health and safety at all times, regardless of vaccination status.  MASK MANDATES WILL BE RESPECTED AND STRICTLY ENFORCED FOR EVERYONE AT ALL TIMES, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. 

  • The Calhoun Music Academy is a judgment free zone, if anyone feels that it is necessary to personally take additional precuations they will be respected at all times.

  • The Calhoun Music Academy has no political affiliation.  We want to make sure EVERYONE who attends our rehearsals, events and performances feels comfortable and safe at all times. 

  • If any person attending any Calhoun Music Academy rehearsal or event is displaying anyone of the following symptoms prior to coming we ask that you do not attend.  If any person in attendance at any Calhoun Music Academy rehearsal or event displays any of the following symptoms you will be sent home as a precautionary measure and will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to returning.

  • COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.

  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

  • Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

  • The Calhoun Music Academy will adjust and update our guidance and mandates in accordance with the CDC, Federal, State and Local Governments as the world returns to a new normal.  

  • Since most of our in person rehearsals and performances will take place on school grounds all Directors, Instructors, Volunteers, Members, Families, Support Staff and Visitors will be required to follow the same rules, regulations and laws that are mandated by the New York State Department of Health.  Masks are required for everyone at all times regardless of vaccination status.  ALL LAWS AND MANDATES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED Failure to respect or follow laws and executive orders issued by the Federal, State and Local Governments, as well as the NYS Department of Health at any Calhoun Music Academy rehearsal or event will result in the person being asked to no longer attend any rehearsal or event associated with the Calhoun Music Academy.

  • Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new, comprehensive plan to help ensure a safe, productive return to schools this fall in the midst of rising COVID-19 numbers fueled by the Delta variant. As part of this plan, Governor Hochul has directed the New York State Department of Health to institute a universal mask requirement in all schools, public and private, as determined necessary at the discretion of the Commissioner. The Department of Health will issue the requirement through regulatory action established by the Public Health and Health Planning Council.

  • For more information please visit NYS Department of Health Website 

  • For more information please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website

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