Coronavirus Update

 

This is a make-up week. The Coronavirus has made life more difficult for all.


With the outbreak of COVID-19, the health of the entire community is of prime concern to Northeast Iowa School of Music. Beginning today, Monday, March 16, we will follow the Dubuque Community Schools' lead and cancel face-to-face lessons for four weeks, resuming Monday, April 13.  Our teachers are preparing to offer online lessons when possible. You will need a computer with a camera and mic. The school of music will be in touch with you to communicate their plans for instruction.


This is a very uncertain time for non-profits in our community. Our teachers depend on lessons as their income. Please consider these options:


1. Take advantage of online lessons if offered by your teacher. This is a great way to keep your student learning during this period. 


2. Donate your lesson fee (if option 1 is not possible) to reduce the financial impact on your teacher.


3. Request a refund for missed or discontinued lessons.


The arts community will experience the economic impact of this health crisis for the foreseeable future.  At Northeast Iowa School of Music, we are proud to create an environment where our students can reach their full creative potential, guided by teachers who are supported in their art form, together bringing meaningful musical experiences to our community. We encourage social distancing and are asking supporters to consider aiding our mission and vision by making tax-deductible contributions to help us navigate the impact of this situation. 


We will provide ongoing updates about programming (such as lessons, ensembles, and ChamberFestDBQ) as more information is available from the CDC and Dubuque Department of Health.

David Resnick, Director
Northeast Iowa School of Music

Questions?
Please contact the office at 563.690.0151.


The Dubuque County Health Department and City of Dubuque Health Services Department encourage residents to rely on information regarding COVID-19 from the IDPH and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. 

They also recommend individual residents take these action steps:

   • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
   • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
   • Avoid close contact (at least 6 feet distance) with people who are sick or experiencing respiratory symptoms such as cough
   • Stay home when you are sick.
   • Cover your mouth with your upper arm or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
   • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
   • Take social distancing measures. Restrict where and when you gather with others.


For more information, visit https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus

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