Arts Ed NJ COVID-19 Resources

SUMMER Ready 2021

SUMMER Ready Guidance for Visual and Performing Arts Education for New Jersey Public Schools 

Updated as of  6/30/2021

Arts Ed NJ is releasing the following recommended guidance for summer visual and performing arts activities:

1. Outdoors (All ages): There are no mask, distancing, or time limitations for any outdoor visual and performing arts activity. Proper hygiene strategies should remain in place.

2. Indoors (12 years of age and older): For rehearsals and performances, there are no mask, distancing, or time limitations on any indoor visual and performing arts activity. A properly ventilated space should be used. Proper hygiene strategies should remain in place.

3. Indoors (11 years of age and younger): For rehearsals, mask should be utilized by all performers except wind players where the instrument itself should be masked. Time should be limited to 60 minutes followed by one air exchange before resuming. Distancing of three feet (measured center of seat to center of seat) is suggested when feasible but should not preclude an activity from taking place.  A properly ventilated space should be used. Proper hygiene strategies should remain in place.

4. Indoors (11 years of age and younger): For performances, there are no mask, distancing, or time limitations on any indoor visual and performing arts PERFORMANCE. Proper hygiene strategies should remain in place and the performance should be conducted in a properly ventilated space.

Recommendations are based on current NJ Department of Health guidance for masks and findings from the International Coalition of Performing Arts Aerosol Study. 

Fall 2021 guidance will be released in late July.

 


 

Performing Arts Coalition Aerosol Study at the University of Colorado and University of Maryland.

NFHS Information Page 

Research Report 


September Ready Report 


Prior Memos 

Other COVID RESOURCE links on Arts Ed NJ


Guidance for Use of Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER)

For information  and guidance on how the Federal ESSER funds may be utilized and how much is available for your school district visit our resources page 


Resources from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS).

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for Wind Instruments


NHFS Return to Music


NHFS Return for Speech and Debate


NHFS Theater Safety Course – on NFHS Learn

FREE, about 1 hour to complete, lots of supplemental resources, designed for anyone who uses the theater

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