All students must sign a liability release form before the start of the 2021-2022 season.

GDYO COVID Policy

Due to the overwhelming number of cases, especially pediatric ones in the DFW area the GDYO will be enacting the following measures, effective immediately to help curb the spread of COVID-19

  • All students and staff are required to be masked while inside any of our rehearsal venues (Sammons, Willow Bend, UNT)
  • Parents will not be allowed inside rehearsal venues.
  • Students must submit a health self-assessment before attending rehearsal each week (available above)
  • If the student or any of their family members are ill, the student should not attend rehearsal.
  • Snacks will not be provided at rehearsals, students may bring a bottle of water and a snack if they need them.  The snack may only be eaten outside during break time.
  • Break time will be limited either by section, or eliminated altogether. Each ensemble will have a different approach, please refer to your newsletter for details. 
  • Wind players (GDYO, Philharmonic, Wind Symphony, GDYO Jazz & Flute Choir) may remove mask while playing, but should be worn all other times.  Brass Players need a bell cover on the end of their instrument.

In case of a confirmed COVID case

  • The GDYO must be notified immediately.
  • If the person has tested positive, they may not attend rehearsal for two weeks and must provide a negative PCR test result before doing so.
  • All members of that persons section must also quarantine for two weeks, or may return after one week if they can provide a negative PCR test taken no sooner then 5 days after exposure to the infected person.

In case of Confirmed COVID exposure

  • The GDYO must be notified immediately.
  • The student may attend rehearsals, if they can provide a negative PCR test taken no sooner then 5 days after exposure to the infected person.