EDITOR'S NOTE: Below is a communication that was sent to the Music for All National Festival participating directors, honor ensemble member parents, and Festival personnel:
Music for All recognizes that the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) is a major discussion issue for many National Festival participants. We continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Music for All is proceeding as planned with the Music for All National Festival and is monitoring the situation. We are in communication with the City of Indianapolis and our Festival hotels and facilities, who have told us they are implementing best practices in their health and housekeeping efforts. The health and safety of our participants is paramount.
Music for All urges all parties to take precautions to limit the spread of any illness, including while traveling. We will maintain measures during the event to encourage routine practices such as frequent handwashing and everyday preventative actions.
Music for All will continue to monitor updates and recommendations from the CDC.