Music Ed & COVID-19

International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study Updated Guidelines 7/9/21

Dr. James Weaver (NFHS) and Dr. Mark Spede (CBDNA), Chairs Dr. Shelly Miller, University of Colorado Boulder and Dr. Jelena Srebric, University of Maryland, Lead Researchers

As the United States continues the process of moving to post-pandemic conditions, questions about music activity abound. Many questions still exist for the fall and the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. Although the United States is reaching a higher level of vaccinated adults, the vaccination rates for those ages 12-17 remains low. Importance will need to be placed on local and state respiratory disease transmission rates for use of mitigations. Depending on developments with respect to variants such as the Delta variant and other potential risk factor enhancements, these suggestions are meant to provide some best practices as we move out of the pandemic.