And they are basing their info on bad science. Studies show playing an instrument doesn't spread the Covid....
So, how does that work for sports? If I heard the news correctly last night, UIL is allowing football to begin strength and conditioning in June. Now, I'm not a coach but I can assume strength and conditioning would mean weight rooms, which are inside. So, wouldn't that be considered "indoor sports"? I'm not being flippant; I genuinely want to know because there is a lot of stuff flying around and a lot of it is contradictory. In fact, some of the info in this thread is contradictory to what the actual language states:
6. Students on campus should not participate in activities like those listed below, because of their potential for spreading the virus through respiratory droplets:
- Playing wind instruments
- Indoor sports
School gyms, weight rooms, and indoor workout facilities are to remain closed for purposes of athletic or fitness activities to both students and the community. Outdoor sports are allowable only if they can be conducted in accordance with Department of State Health Services guidance.
This should mean no wind instruments period, inside a build OR out (the language is not specific to this). In fact, the language goes out the way to make the distinction between indoor and outdoor sports. Wouldn't the same distinction be made for choir and band as well?
I really think clarification needs to come from the top (UIL music office) on what is and isn't allowed. As always, we should plan for one thing, but have multiple back up plans for when things change.
That was only for outdoor sports. It's on the TEA summer guidelines. No wind instruments is mentioned for the summer at school.
TEA states "should not participate with":