COVID-19 Safety Protocols Update
The ICA Board, staff, and the ClarinetFest® 2022 Artistic Leadership Team are excited to welcome you to Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada USA this summer. After consulting with our legal team, we will be asking ClarinetFest® 2022 attendees, artists, staff, and exhibitors to adhere to the COVID-19 Safety Protocols outlined below.
CLARINETFEST® 2022 COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK:
By attending ClarinetFest® 2022, you acknowledge and fully understand the risks associated with contraction of the COVID-19 virus and other contagious diseases and agree to attend this event at your own risk. You expressly acknowledge that COVID-19 is highly contagious, and infection can result in serious illness and death. You acknowledge the risk of infection and transmission are higher in indoor facilities, that there are no safety precautions that eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19, and that individuals with various underlying medical conditions may experience worse outcomes. You acknowledge you derive personal satisfaction and a benefit by virtue of your participation in ClarinetFest® 2022, and you are willingly attending ClarinetFest® 2022. Irrespective of the steps taken by the Company regarding COVID-19, you understand that participation in ClarinetFest® 2022 could increase your risk of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19. Notwithstanding the risks associated with COVID-19, you acknowledge that you are voluntarily participating in ClarinetFest® 2022 with knowledge of the danger involved. You hereby agree to accept and assume all risks of illness, personal injury, psychological injury, pain, suffering, property damage, and/or financial loss related to COVID-19, arising from your attendance at ClarinetFest® 2022, whether caused by the ordinary negligence of the company or otherwise.
In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), the International Clarinet Association is requiring ClarinetFest® 2022 performers and attendees (including minors, volunteers, staff, guests, contractors, and vendors) to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations may be granted.
You will therefore be required to show proof of vaccination in order to pick up your badge on-site. The ICA will not store information about your vaccination status; a visual check of your documentation will be completed by our registration staff. Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases. The ICA has adopted this policy on mandatory vaccination to safeguard the health of our members from the hazards of COVID-19.
As part of helping all participants stay safe and healthy, all registrants must adopt the following practices:
MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT CLARINETFEST® 2022
The ICA requires all persons above the age of two years old to wear a well-fitting mask that covers their nose and mouth while at all ClarinetFest® 2022 events inside the Peppermill Resort. The CDC and TSA strongly recommend surgical-style masks such as N95 and KN95 over cloth face coverings. The ICA requests that attendees protect one another by wearing these types of masks while attending ClarinetFest® 2022 if possible. Bandanas and neck gaiters will not be permitted at ClarinetFest® 2022.
PERFORMER AND PRESENTER EXEMPTIONS
CLARINET ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ICA Executive Director Jessica Harrie at EDO@clarinet.org.
*Please note that these requirements are subject to change due to the ongoing and changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Any changes to these policies will be communicated via email as necessary.
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