From the Washington State Department of Health:
“We now know that COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future. It’s important to understand how to live our lives while keeping ourselves, loved ones and community as safe as possible. How can we do that? By using all the tools we’ve learned so far: getting vaccinated and boosted, getting tested and staying home if sick or exposed, wearing a mask in crowds, and keeping our distance.”
The overriding priority for WSMTA is the health and safety of our teachers, visiting artists, students, and their family members. Flexibility remains a key word in our lives, so having a back-up plan for any in-person music event is prudent.
For additional insight into possible legal issues surrounding pandemic protocols, MTNA has prepared a helpful guide to legal liabilities, available here. It also addresses concerns individual music teachers have as they consider their policies on face to face lessons vs. online lessons. MTNA is available to answer questions: email@example.com or (888) 512-5278.