CMC COVID-19 Policies

We are currently offering in-person programming for strings, winds, and piano students, strictly following CDC and Franklin County public health guidelines for COVID-19 prevention. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community is our top priority and it is important that our protocols and programming reflect that priority.
From the CMC Board of Trustees:

Please note that now that the FDA has given approval of the vaccine (ages 12 years old and up). The board of trustees has placed an expectation that all eligible faculty and students are vaccinated.

What is CMC doing to help stop the spread of COVID-19?

Requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test. Air Purifiers will be in use, windows cracked open (please prepare by wearing layers), and doors ajar.

COVID-19 Policies

Students, coaches, and audience members will be required to adhere to the following guidelines during all Chamber Music Connection (CMC) coachings, rehearsals, events, concerts, gigs, etc.
  • 1.

    Present proof of vaccination
    Students 12 years and over who are unvaccinated, present a negative COVID test, received within 72 hours of entering CMC, or a negative rapid antigen test within 24 hours before entering CMC.

  • 2.

    Complete health check (GoogleForm questionnaire)

  • 3.

    Required to wear higher grade masks (N95, KN95, KF94) at all times, including while playing. Wind players must perform with instrument masks and bell covers.

I’m vaccinated, what do I need to do to participate in CMC? 

For those who are 12-16 years old, if you are vaccinated, please send us a photo of your COVID-19 Vaccination card or bring it with you to CMC and share it with us when you arrive. 

I’m unvaccinated, can I still participate in CMC?

For those who are over 12 and unable to be vaccinated, you must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of entering CMC, or a negative rapid antigen test within 24 hours before entering CMC.

Requirements while onsite at CMC.

All students, faculty, and staff are required to wear higher grade masks (N95, KN95, KF94) at all times when onsite at CMC. MASKS and BELL COVERS: Wind players are also required to wear masks at all times, including when playing. Specifically designed instrument masks and bell covers are expected to be used until otherwise advised. Please contact the Admin Team if you need help finding the proper mask.

Please see videos below regarding proper fit and seal of masks:

What to Do if You’re Not Feeling Well

If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure, we will make every effort to offer a virtual setting through Zoom so that you may still be able to work with your group and attend your coaching.

I’ve tested positive, or someone in my home has tested positive for covid:

If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, we encourage you to join via Zoom. Please let us know if you want this opportunity and we will check into setting up a zoom camera for you. 

Furthermore, we expect that all students, families, and faculty receive a negative test result or quarantine for a full 5 after symptoms are resolving or are asymptomatic, before returning to CMC or any on- or off-site CMC rehearsal. Please see the CDC Guidelines COVID quarantine/isolation after exposure, symptoms, or a positive test:

As always, we want to encourage you to reach out and let us know if you have any questions, concerns or feedback for us.

Columbus performing arts organizations Covid-19 statement:

Beginning October 1, 2021, a group of leading Columbus performing arts organizations will require all patrons, staff, and volunteers to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend their indoor arts events and performances.


This is in addition to all persons being required to wear masks indoors at all times regardless of vaccination status. The implementation of both precautions is critical to venues remaining open and performing arts organizations moving forward with their fall schedules.


Under this policy, anyone entering the event must either show proof of being fully vaccinated with an Astra Zeneca, J&J, Moderna, or Pfizer vaccine or a negative COVID test with their valid ticket and government-issued ID.


In general, patrons aged 11 and younger are not required to provide proof of a negative test but are required to wear masks. Some exceptions do exist, so patrons should check the individual organization’s web site for specific policies.


This policy comes in response to the rise in COVID-19 transmission rates in Franklin County, and these organizations will continue to assess the ever-changing impact of the pandemic, adjusting safety requirements and procedures according to updated public health guidance and applicable law.

As always, we want to encourage you to reach out and let us know if you have any questions, concerns or feedback for us.

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