From the Aerosol Study Facilitators:
Music educators in your network are urged to participate in the Music Program - COVID Check In #2 to identify and track how music programs across the United States have been impacted during the COVID pandemic. Participation in this survey will provide valuable, timely insights that will help inform ways to better support music programs. To be eligible to complete the survey, an educator must have taught or directed a K-12 or collegiate music program in the United States from August 1st – December 15th, 2021.
The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, March 4. This survey will not collect any personal information and is completely anonymous and the survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.
All respondents are required to go through the provided web link due to survey standards; everyone needs to have the opportunity to read the participation statement prior to starting the survey. The survey and additional resources can also be found on the Aerosol Coalition Page.
As the United States experiences another variant of the coronavirus, questions about music activity abound as we move into 2022. With the contagiousness of the omicron variant of the SarsCov2 currently having a high degree of community spread in many areas of the country, the coalition highly encourages the use of all the study’s mitigations during this surge. The mitigations have proven to be effective. The updated guidelines can be found here. View the recorded webinar here.
Please note: These suggestions are meant to provide some best practices as we continue to move into new phases in the pandemic. It is important to know and understand your state and local health department guidance and local and state respiratory disease transmission rates should be considered when adopting mitigation protocols.