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Covid Policy

Updated September 12, 2021
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Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO) will return to in-person rehearsals for the 2021-22 season. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our students, their families, and our team of music and administrative staff. The information below outlines the policies and procedures that BYSO will follow so that we can maintain a safe and healthy environment for our programs. At this time, Governor Jay Inslee has amended the Washington Ready proclamation 20-25.16 on Sept. 3, 2021. These policies and procedures follow the K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 School Year (Aug. 10, 2021) which states that it has based its requirements on “existing science, expert public health guidance, current policies, stakeholder input, and the CDC COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools.” Please check for updates to the guidelines as the contents may change.

The Overview of Prevention Measures section in the K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 School Year (Aug. 10, 2021) document provides guidance for COVID-19 mitigation measures, and BYSO will be mindful of those that apply to our program:

  • universal face coverings/masks (in this document, universal masking means that face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals, regardless of vaccination status)
  • physical distancing
  • improving ventilation
  • handwashing and respiratory etiquette
  • cleaning and disinfecting
  • staying home when sick and seeking evaluation
  • contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation
  • responding to cases of COVID-19
  • meeting the reporting requirements to public health

BYSO In-Person Program Policy and Requirements

References and Resources

  1. Washington Ready proclamation 20-25.16 (Sept. 3, 2021)
  2. K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 School Year (Aug. 10, 2021)
  3. Proclamation 21-14 (Vaccination Requirement)
  4. COVID-19 vaccination requirement for K-12 school employees: frequently asked questions (PDF) (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)
  5. Secretary of Health Mask Order 20-03.4 (Aug. 19, 2021)

 

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