Note that the recommendations offered in the document below are designed to reduce risk but do not eliminate it. Please review the data for yourself and keep in mind factors like infection rates in your community and whether you have singers who are in high risk groups. Of course, be aware of and comply with your diocesan guidelines.
Read the updated recommendations for singers/spreakers (Posted August 8)
An important message from our Board of Directors (April 7)
The Board of the Association of Anglican Musicians strongly urges AAM members to follow all directives as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing and self-quarantining are appropriate and will necessitate the alteration of plans for rehearsals, performances, and liturgies.
Our baptismal covenant in The Book of Common Prayer charges us to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.” We are called to follow the example of Jesus in protecting the most vulnerable and those on the margins of our society. Our role in the Episcopal Church and our communities is to engage in practices that protect the health and well-being of all people.
As we seek to fulfill our ministries during this pandemic, we encourage clergy and lay leaders to create and implement policies that promote wellness and safety for all staff and volunteers.