COVID Policies – Sept 2021

KYO 2021-2022 Season

COVID Update

(as of August 29, 2021)

As we approach the return to school and extracurricular activities, we have been hard at work preparing for the KYO’s 2021-2022 season. We are pleased to share that KYO will return to in-person activities at the beginning of this season. UPBEAT! Downtown is set to launch on September 13th, 2021 with a family information and orientation session, and The Orchestras resume with in-person auditions for new musicians on September 18th, 2021.

The health and safety of KYO members continues to be our top priority. We have developed a plan that meets public health standards, and aligns with best practices that reflect our current and evolving health environment. Our COVID-19 Wellness Plan, which includes vaccination/testing requirements, will evolve as the pandemic situation evolves and we will alert our KYO community when we make changes.

KYO will host all programs at our rehearsal home at All Saints’ Anglican Church Parish Hall (located at Rubidge and Sherbrooke in Peterborough).

  • UPBEAT! Downtown operates Tuesday – Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 pm during the school year;
  • JKYO rehearses Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm;
  • IKYO rehearses Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:45 pm (and until 8:00pm on sectional days);
  • SKYO rehearses Sunday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 pm (staggered arrival/departure).

KYO retains the ability to flexibly, and as necessary, provide synchronous remote rehearsal attendance for individuals required to self-isolate or, at the direction of Peterborough Public Health or Ontario Health, shift to fully online program delivery.

We’ve implemented these plans to prioritize a safe learning environment, and are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have (please email KYO@KawarthaYouthOrchestra.org)

KYO COVID-19 Wellness Plan for 2021-2022 (as of August 29th).pdf