Navigating through COVID-19
The VYOA is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our students, families, and staff.
Please Note: The VYOA has a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all musicians.
All students 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022. All students ages 5-11 must be fully vaccinated by February 1, 2022. Unvaccinated students will need to submit a weekly negative test to participate. At this time, the VYOA is accepting a PCR test that has been taken within 96 hours of a lesson, class, or rehearsal. Given the high number of Covid infections due to the Omicron variant, the VYOA is also accepting negative home rapid tests. These tests must be taken the morning of the lesson, class, or rehearsal. All students are strongly encouraged to wear N95, KN95, or surgical masks when inside the Elley-Long Music Center.
Effective March 13, 2022, the Elley-Long Music Center and VYOA programs are mask optional.
The VYOA will be following the recommendation of the Vermont Department of Health. If you test positive for Covid-19, stay home and isolate for 5 days. You can leave your home after day 5 if your symptoms have improved AND you have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medicine that reduces fevers. Please visit the VT Department of Health (link below) to learn more.