A Message from our Director, Gerry Zaffuts
Rehearsals for fully vaccinated members of the Washington County Band will resume on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, starting June 15, 2021. After a long year for everyone, the band is looking forward to resuming making music together. The decision to regroup was made by the WCB Board and Band Director, based on the latest CDC guidelines and compliance with the NYS rules regarding safely reopening events to fully vaccinated persons.
The revised CDC recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals read as follows:
Fully vaccinated people can:
Resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
Indoor and outdoor activities pose minimal risk to fully vaccinated people.
Fully vaccinated people have a reduced risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to unvaccinated people.
Fully vaccinated people should still get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Fully vaccinated people should not visit private or public settings if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
As a group of musicians and colleagues we are trusting everyone to follow and honor the reasons for this decision. We will not be asking for proof of vaccinations as a means to attending rehearsal. We do ask, however, that if any of you are not yet fully vaccinated, please wait until you are to come to rehearsals. Also, some of you may prefer not to attend rehearsals even though you are fully vaccinated, waiting until you are more confident with this new reality. Please feel comfortable knowing you are encouraged to do what you feel is best for you at this time.
Rehearsal details for Tuesday, June 15:
1. Rehearsal will be at our usual space, the United Presbyterian Church “the White Church” on West Broadway, Salem, NY.
2. Starting time 7:00 p.m./ending time 9:00 p.m.
3. Music folders will be available for everyone.
4. Bring a music stand. We will be sitting more separated than usual – one musician to a stand.
5. Chairs are available but feel free to bring a more comfortable one for yourself.
6. Bring a music stand light if you wish.
Looking forward to getting together. Regards, Gerry Zaffuts, Band Director