This page contains information related to Music On Wheels’ COVID-19 response and protocols. These protocols will be informed by latest health guidance from Atlanta and the State of Georgia, as well as the CDC, the advice of our medical consultants, as well as the firsthand experience we have gained throughout the pandemic. We will continue to assess our plan according to any health and safety guidelines that arise throughout the year.
Health and Safety Update
Building Access And Activity Guidelines
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
We strongly urge everyone to use KN95 masks, which are available to the community at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, CVS, and Walgreens stores, as well as Amazon.
Please see the below Health and Safety Update section for information about vaccination requirements for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please also read this page carefully for other information regarding Music on Wheels’ current COVID-19 protocols.
The safety of our community and the integrity of the Music On Wheels experience will continue to be our top priorities.
Health and Safety Update
Music On Wheels, and our success depends on our collective willingness to follow the same set of health and safety procedures. A key component of this safety plan is YOU. These plans are only effective with your cooperation, and we are relying on everyone who enters the building to observe the safety procedures.
Our health and safety plan is determined in close consultation with medical experts, prevailing public health guidance, and our colleagues at Restoring The Years Global Ministries. All protocols are subject to change if health guidelines require it.
The core of our health and safety plan is that all members of the community—including students, faculty, and staff, as well as contractors, vendors, food service providers, and guests—are required to be fully vaccinated or masked upon entry into Music On Wheels Academy of Performing Arts. As of August 1, 2022, Music On Wheels is no longer requiring a COVID-19 booster, but does reserve the right to do so at any point. We still strongly urge all those eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster.
For as long as health guidelines require it, each person entering the building will be required to follow all safety protocols, including masking and other requirements as outlined below in the Building Access and Activities Guidelines section. These requirements are subject to change at anytime.
The following protocols have been put in place to protect the community:
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All those who wish to enter the Music on Wheels Building—students, faculty, staff, guest artists, and employees of any kind—must first demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated or have been approved for a vaccine exemption according to the requirements described in the Health and Safety Update section of this webpage. Community members who have not met the vaccination requirements will be denied access to the Music On Wheels building until they are in compliance. Absences from classes and activities due to vaccine non-compliance will be unexcused.
Masks and Other Activity Guidelines
Masks and Instrumental PPE
Masking is optional in all areas of the Music On Wheels buildings:
All performers may choose to wear or remove their masks for dress rehearsals, final staging rehearsals, and performances—the determination of when masks may be removed will be made and communicated by individual instructors with prior authorization.
Singers and actors may wear or remove masks during any performance-related activities, including studio work, rehearsals, and performances.
Faculty may wear or remove masks to their discretion to demonstrate in a lesson, but should wear a mask when not actively playing their instrument.
Please note some additional important information regarding masks:
Anyone, at any time, may choose to wear a mask voluntarily, including in performance. Nobody in any setting—including students in classroom, rehearsal, and performance contexts—should be asked to wear a mask or be penalized in any way for removing a mask.
Following a required isolation period due to a positive test, masking may be required for additional days, even in performance—this determination will be made and communicated to you by our staff in keeping with CDC and State of Georgia guidelines.
Anyone identified as a close contact of a positive case will be required to wear a mask for a period of time—this determination will be made and communicated to you our staff in keeping with CDC and State of GA guidelines.
We strongly encourage the use of N95, KN95, or KF94 masks—KN95 masks are available at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, CVS, and Walgreens stores, as well as Amazon.
In keeping with current medical advice and CDC guidelines, vaccinated and boosted (if eligible) individuals who are asymptomatic but who have been identified as close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID will be permitted to continue participating in school activities but are required to wear a mask and monitor for symptoms.
Music On Wheels’ Facilities Department has assessed and significantly improved building conditions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have improved ventilation/air quality, humidification, and building controls and added air purifiers in each of the classrooms.
The following forms can be found below: