Procedures in Response to COVID-19
At A Suite Sound, we continue to stay informed through research, guidance, and advice, as provided by educators, mentors, and colleagues to learn how A Suite Sound may best provide services under current circumstances.
We understand and respect that everyone has varied views for personal reasons in regard to COVID-19. With this in mind, we are continuing to offer both in-person and telehealth formats for all services.
Your family’s health and comfort is of our utmost concern. So, please be sure to let us know how A Suite Sound Music Center may best support your family. Additionally, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!
The music therapist/teacher WILL wear a new disposable 3-ply non-medical mask for EACH indoor session/lesson. We understand that there are considerations for wearing masks and therefore do NOT require clients and/or parents/guardians to wear masks. During Suite Sounds in the Park, the therapist WILL wear a mask if momentarily approaching clients within 6 feet.
Client/Parent/Guardian may choose to GIVE PERMISSION or NOT GIVE PERMISSION for the therapist/teacher to be within 6 feet of the client/parent/guardian during services. Vocal volume may be decreased, and use of vocal recordings and instrument-play may be increased to minimize risk of droplet spread. During Suite Sounds in the Park, social-distancing (min 6-ft) between households WILL be encouraged.
*Please Note: Parent/guardian may be required to sit with the client during private lesson/session to ensure effectiveness.
Observing infection-control protocols and complying with infection-control procedures is practiced at A Suite Sound as outlined in the Music Therapy Board Certification Domains, as well as in Standards of Clinical Practice as outlined by the American Music Therapy Association. This will continue to be practiced with extra care (e.g. No sharing items with people OTUSIDE of household during Suite Sounds in the Park, routine hand-washing, no use of stuffed animals and scarves; all objects-- books, instruments, games, etc. will be disinfected between each session). A Suite Sound WILL provide hand sanitizer available to all group participants prior-to/during/after A Suite Sound in the Park Sessions.
The music therapist/teacher WILL routinely monitor personal temperature. Clients are asked to routinely monitor personal temperature, as well. Normal Temperature: BELOW 100’F. Music therapist/teacher WILL monitor for COVID-related symptoms. Clients are asked to monitor for COVID-related symptoms, as well. Possible symptoms include Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache,
New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea.