Due to the steady downward trend of COVID cases and the availability of vaccines and covid tests the GDYO has made the decision to rescind our requirement for all students and staff to remain masked.

Effective immediately; masks are now recommended, but not required.

If you feel comfortable continuing to wear a mask, then please do so.  Even for the end of the year concerts, masks will be optional for those students that still prefer to wear them.

We reserve the right to reverse this policy if at any time another outbreak occurs and cases begin to again rise in number.

Additionally: The self assessment is no longer required, although we continue to ask you to monitor your exposure to the virus and not attend rehearsal if you are sick or have been exposed to someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the parameters stated below.


COVID-19 Update

At this time, the GDYO is still proceeding with in-person rehearsals and performances.
We are continuing to follow and, in some cases, exceed State and Federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety.
We will continue to follow these guidelines as well as pay attention to local school districts’ activities and will make decisions accordingly as things develop.


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



In case of a confirmed COVID case (updated 1-25-2022)

  • The GDYO must be notified immediately.
  • If the person has tested positive, they may return to rehearsal 7 days after the date the test was administered as long as their fever and other symptoms have ended. A negative covid test is not required.
  • If they are asymptomatic they may return after 5 days, if they can provide a negative covid test.

In case of Confirmed COVID exposure (updated 1-25-2022)

  • You may attend rehearsal 5 days after exposure as long as you are not experiencing symptoms. No test required. 
  • Or you may attend rehearsal 72 hours after exposure as long as you are not experiencing symptoms and can provide a negative covid test