Dear EYSO Families,
As you know, coronavirus (COVID-19) has been on our radar for the last several weeks and we’ve been working closely with ECC’s emergency management team and others. At the recommendation of ECC and in the best interests of our students and staff, we are suspending in-person rehearsals at ECC effective immediately through Sunday, April 5.
To be clear, we are still not aware of any confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) among EYSO or ECC students and are taking this action as a precautionary measure. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and keep you apprised of plans to resume normal activity.
Most importantly, the learning will continue! Our conductors and coaches will continue to communicate and work with students regularly (albeit with some changes), and we’re still working toward a full season and our scheduled concerts. Conductors and coaches will follow up with their specific ensembles (including CMI) soon about how they will be adjusting their teaching and communications to achieve this.
While our physical rehearsal offices at ECC will be closed while rehearsals are suspended, our administrative office will be open and operational in support of our continuing programming and to answer any questions you have, via phone or email. We will continue to communicate regularly, including through our weekly eNews and our student Member Pages.
We encourage you to continue to monitor news concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) at ECC’s Emergency Management page and on its Coronavirus ECC FAQ & Resources page. We also encourage you to follow the health and hygiene recommendations you receive from your schools and public health officials.
We deeply appreciate your understanding and support as we face this issue together. It is in thoughtfully facing and working through challenges like this that the true EYSO mission shines.
Stay tuned for updates as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation.
K. Eric Larson, Executive Director
Matthew Sheppard, Artistic Director