COVID-19 Health Practices

2020 Health Policy for Twinkle Together

We ask for your help in keeping all the members of our musical community healthy by following these protocols. Our classes may have immune-compromised individuals (including pregnant women) who may be more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, including influenza and COVID-19, so your vigilance and adherence to this health policy is extremely important. Our teachers reserve the right to send a family home from class if they feel these sickness protocols are not being followed.

Classroom Cleaning Protocols

  • All instruments that were distributed will be disinfected between classes and the end of the day.
  • Teachers will be passing out instruments rather than dumping out onto the floor
  • Classroom surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized before and after classes.
  • Our teachers will make sure to wash their hands before and after class and make use of hand sanitizer.
  • Some instruments and props may be taken out of circulation.
  • Parents are always welcome to come to class and pick out their own instruments and wipe them down or bring in their own instruments.
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available for use during class – please note we do not use alcohol in our hand sanitizer for the safety of children, if parent prefers alcohol, we advise to bring your own.

Family Health Protocols

  • We ask that all adults and children wash their hands before and after class for at least 20 seconds. (Sing the “Hello Song” to all the members of your family: that'll be at least 20 seconds!) Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for this.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow. (Practice this with our chant, "I'm freezing, I'm freezing . . .  sneezing . . . Achoo! Achoo!”) Afterwards, wash your hands or use the provided hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes. 
  • Fist-bump or wave instead of shaking hands or hugging.
  • If you or your child is sick, please stay home until you are fully recovered. If you or your child has had a fever, you must be fever-free for at least 24 hours (without assistance of fever-reducing medication) before returning to class.
  • If you or your child becomes ill with something contagious after you were in class, please contact us immediately.