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Safety Guidelines

SAFETY GUIDELINES

Thank you for returning to MCMA for another year of music and learning! We are so looking forward to seeing you all once again.

As you all know, the safety and health of our students and faculty is at the top of our priority list, and in keeping with all provincial public health directives, we have created some safety guidelines that will be followed by all students, parents, faculty and staff entering our building for lessons.

Until June 30th, the University of Winnipeg is requiring masks for everyone visiting campus, and proof of vaccination until April 30th. The University of Winnipeg will suspend the vaccination mandate for visitors on campus effective MAY 2, 2022. Should the COVID situation worsen, they may reinstate these mandates at a later date.

Which disciplines will be taught in-person?

All in person lessons are available for all disciplines. Virtual lessons may still be accommodated upon request.

Some teachers have also opted to teach virtual lessons only, even if their discipline is available for in-person lessons, and we understand and support their decision. We are able to offer students the choice of participating in virtual or in-person (if available) lessons.

Will I be screened on the way in?

Everyone entering our building is asked to complete the COVID-19 Self Screening tool ahead of their music lesson. That tool can be found here.

Please stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick and self-isolating. Anyone displaying illness will be sent home. If you cannot attend in person, we will arrange for your lesson to be delivered virtually or be made up at a later date, you will not be penalized for missing a lesson due to illness.

Will I have to wear a mask?

The MCMA is requesting that visitors to our space continue to wear masks to protect our community – the students, their families, our teachers and our staff. We ask that you please wear a mask in all common areas (lobby, office, hallways) and the studios. If teacher and student mutually agree, you may remove your masks when you are in studios participating in lessons if you are able to maintain physical distancing. Masks are available upon request from the front desk.

Until June 30th, the University of Winnipeg is requiring masks for everyone visiting campus, and proof of vaccination until April 30th. The University of Winnipeg will suspend the vaccination mandate for visitors on campus effective MAY 2, 2022. Should the COVID situation worsen, they may reinstate these mandates at a later date.

How do we get into the building?

When you arrive, please use the intercom to the right of the door to call security. When prompted, identify yourself and your teacher and security will buzz you in. If there are any issues, call the MCMA office at 204-988-7650 to be let in by our office staff.

Can I wait in the waiting room for the duration of my child’s lesson?

We request that parents drop off and pick up their children outside of the building if possible, rather than entering Bryce Hall as there is limited waiting space in our building. Of course, we understand that you may want to wait with younger children and will accommodate one parent waiting with the child(ren).

Where do I got when I get there?

Upon entering the building, students will follow signage and proceed up the staircase on their left. Once up the stairs, students are asked to wait in the socially-distanced spots that are designated by signage on the floor and wall outside of the studio hall door.

Students will wait outside of the studio hall door until their teacher emerges from the studio to let them in. If you want to sit in on the lesson, please ask the teacher when they come to get your child. Some studios may be large enough for three people, but many are not.

How do I exit the building?

After their lesson, the student will proceed out of the building down one of two staircases, as directed by their instructor. Students will proceed out of the building via the access door at the bottom of either the Chapel Staircase or the Main Staircase to the left (where they entered the building). Please follow all signage if you are unsure of where to go.

Will there be hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes available?

Of course! Hand sanitizer and wipes will be accessible in all studios, and floor markings will be present to encourage physical distancing during the lesson.

Will there be access to the washrooms?

Restrooms will be available for public use, and cleaned on an enhanced schedule.

What are the staff and faculty doing to maintain a safe and healthy environment?

MCMA staff will also adhere to an enhanced cleaning schedule of wiping down high-touch surfaces like doorknobs throughout our space and surfaces in the office, wearing masks at all times, and staying home when feeling sick.

The MCMA has implemented safety measures in our studios and offices to help keep our students, staff and faculty safe.  We have HEPA filters in every studio space, and plexiglass shields in most studios.  Through the University of Winnipeg, there have also been a series of measures implemented, in keeping with Public Health directives, to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. For more information on the University of Winnipeg’s HVAC return to campus strategy, click HERE

If you have questions about MCMA operations, or regarding registration, please call or email the office before coming in person to make your inquiry. If you have any questions about our safety guidelines, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We are here to help, and are striving to keep in-person contact to a minimum. Cashless payments are encouraged.

 

Thank you for your continued commitment to music education. We are looking forward to seeing you!