Health and Safety at OCMD

At OC Music & Dance, the health and safety of our students, teachers, families, and staff is always given the highest priority.  As we prepare to reopen the school and resume our normal activities, you may rest assured that we are always following the best practices recommended by the health care community. 

Watch our video on entry procedures for parents and students: 

Entry Procedure Video


Health Protocols
We have put in place several new protocols, including:

· Brief, contact-free health screenings for anyone wishing to enter the building

· The use of face coverings and hand sanitizer upon entrance and exit
· Frequent disinfecting of surfaces before and after lessons
· One-way entrance and exit
· Physical distancing implemented in commons areas, classrooms, and practice rooms

Prior to opening, the building will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. We will repeat the process on a regular basis. In addition, OCMD has installed an air filtration system throughout the building ensuring our air will now be continuously cleaned to remove contamination, pollutants, and pathogens (like viruses and bacteria).

 

Pre-Entry Questions
Prior to entry to the school, please be prepared to answer the following questions.  Anyone who reports 2 or more of the symptoms listed below will not be allowed entrance.

1. Symptoms
In the last 14 days, have you, or any person with whom you have been in close contact within that same period, shown or complained of any of the following symptoms:

· Fever (body temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater)
· Cough
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Chills
· Muscle pain
· Headache
· Sore throat
· New loss of taste or smell

2. Travel
In the last 14 days, have you traveled internationally or been in close contact with another person who has traveled internationally within that same period?

 

Re-Opening Statement for Dance
Our Chair of Dance, Tawny Chapman, has prepared a special reopening message for dance families. You can access it here.

Recommended Instrument Cleaning Guidelines
The following guidelines include recommendations for safely cleaning and disinfecting musical instruments, including detailed guidelines for piano collecting and cleaning from NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), the Piano Technicians Guild, and the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators (OCMAA).

For Brass, Woodwind, and String Instruments

NAMM Guidelines

OCMAA Guidelines

For Pianos

Piano guild Guidelines

For questions regarding OCMD’s health and safety protocols, please contact our Director of Operations, Walter Yenkosky, at walter@ocmusicdance.org.