Covid-19 Mitigation Policy*


FLMC recognizes the importance of in-person music-making and instruction to the growth and development of young musicians. We are committed to offering an in-person musical experience for all of our campers. We are also committed to keeping our staff and students healthy, and so are establishing the following protocols for 2021. 


Illness
Parents and campers should take personal responsibility in choosing not to attend camp if they are feeling ill. Campers will be instructed to inform their camp counselors or the camp directors should they feel ill while at camp (illness includes, but is not limited to: fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, congestion, cough, gastrointestinal abnormalities). Ill campers will be immediately isolated and parents will be called to come get their child.


Masks and Bell Covers
Masks will be worn indoors unless campers are eating, sleeping, or playing a wind instrument. Bell covers for all wind instruments will be used. Choir members will wear masks while singing. “Singers masks” are encouraged, but not required.  


Solo singers during our evening concerts will be far enough away from the audience that they may perform without masks. If singers are able to maintain a 6-foot distance from each other on stage, then they may remove their masks for performance.

All campers are required to provide their own masks and bell covers. Should you need a bell cover, we will have a few available. Please bring enough clean masks to last the week.


Meals
Campers and staff will be encouraged to eat outdoors as much as possible. If weather prevents outdoor dining, then diners in the dining hall will be separated into small groups of six campers per table. 


Dorms/Bunks
The weather in July usually allows for windows to be open at night in the cabins in order to circulate air. As much as possible with the number of available adult counselors, students will be limited to one person per bunk bed. If bunks are not able to be moved six feet apart, then students will be asked to sleep opposite of each other (one person on the top, the next bunk with the student sleeping on the bottom bunk with head the opposite direction). 


Choir
All singers will wear masks in the choir room. The choir room will have windows and doors kept open unless weather prohibits this. Students will spread out as much as possible. 



Concerts
Windows will be kept open in the concert hall as much as possible. Audience members will be required to wear masks while in the hall. 


Positive Covid cases
Should a camper or staff member test positive for Covid either during or immediately following camp, FLMC will work with the Lake County Health Department to contact trace and notify campers. It is our intent to follow health department guidelines.


*This policy is fluid and subject to change based upon current recommendations from the Lake County Health Department.