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BSM COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Procedures

Dear BSM Community,

On July 12th we reopened our Brownstone after over a year of virtual learning. It has been a joy to connect with our students, families, and faculty in person. Over the course of this year, it is our goal to return to a higher level of in-person teaching and music while ensuring the safety of our entire community.

In order to do this and as part of our commitment to maintaining a safe space for learning, and in compliance with developing guidelines issued by federal, state, and our local government, BSM is requiring all vaccine-eligible employees, students, and visitors over the age of 12 to receive an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccination for the Fall 2021 semester. To meet the vaccine requirement, all vaccine eligible individuals coming into BSM’s building must be two weeks past either their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by no later than October 15th.

Click here to find an updated summary of guidelines and procedures. Over the last two weeks of August 2021 we will be following up with students and families regarding the next steps for informing us of your vaccination status, but I would like to highlight the following:

  • Currently, students under the age of 12 are still permitted to take in-person lessons without being vaccinated. We will continue to monitor guidance around this.

  • We are still requiring all employees, students, and guests to complete a daily health screening before they enter the building.

  • Although many of our faculty members will be teaching in person this fall, 100% of them will still be teaching online. If a student would prefer to continue lessons online, the faculty member will be able to teach live from Bloomingdale or from their personal home or studio.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or our registration team at registrar@bsmny.org.

 Enjoy the final weeks of summer break, and I am so looking forward to making music in person again. 

Best,

Erika

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