School Update – 3/10

Greetings Guitar Shedders,
Please read the following update carefully.
Our plan at Guitar Shed is to remain open unless Atlanta Public Schools (APS) decides to close schools in our area. I am meeting with local business owners and officials to determine the best plan of action going forward. We ask that you adhere to the following guidelines APS has issued.

-Stay home when you are sick, and keep your children at home when they are sick. As a reminder, students running a fever must stay home from school until they are symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication 
-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. 
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Disinfectant wipes are available in all lesson rooms and in the lobby. We are taking deep cleaning measures on all surfaces, instruments and common spaces. 

For the remainder of March, we are adjusting our cancellation policy to allow makeup credits within 24 hrs. only for students who are sick. 

We plan to offer Skype video lessons if we close down. Skype is a free service and works on most phones and computers that have a camera built-in. We will not make Skype lessons mandatory for students, but hopefully, this will make up for some lost income for our teachers. This is not ideal but will keep some semblance of normalcy and our students will continue to progress on their instruments. Lesson times will stay the same and the bonus is you can learn in your pajamas!

Your health is paramount. Take care of yourselves, take care of each other and if you or your children start to feel symptoms please stay at home to avoid any potential spread.