Coronavirus Update on Touring
With 28 years of international concert tour experience, Classical Movements has worked through some of the most challenging situations, from volcanic eruptions to political uprisings to terrorist attacks – but coronavirus has proven disruptive on an unprecedented level. For 2020, we planned to take 59 ensembles on tour to 44 countries on 6 continents, some of which we had been working on for two years. Even as we have dealt in the last two months with tours that have been forced to cancel, our commitment is of course to our clients, our staff and the many small business and guides that we partner with around the world.
Hopefully for the entire world, this period of uncertainty will soon be behind us. Meanwhile, we continue to look forward to the future and to work on the projects that are moving ahead as scheduled later this year, as of now, as well as on tours planned for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
Even as we all navigate this difficult time together, all 12 members of Classical Movements’ staff are continuing their work from home. We know the last thing on your mind is traveling right now, but when this is over many of you will be eager to once again share your music with audiences around the world. It can take a long time to plan a tour and we are eager to help.
All 12 of us are here for you now and we will be here, as we always have been.
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- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throw the tissue away after use. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
- Clean and disinfect doorknobs, switches, handles, computers, telephones, bedside tables, bathroom sinks, toilets, counters, toys and other surfaces that are commonly touched around the home or workplace.
- To the extent possible, avoid touching commonly used surfaces in public places like elevator buttons, door handles and handrails and avoid handshaking with people. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.