Obviously, the news about the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is changing every day, and we're all wondering about how it may impact us in the next several weeks and months. We want you to know that the Cape Symphony is committed to the health and safety of our customers, staff, musicians, and volunteers – we consider all of you to be part of the Cape Symphony family.
We’re monitoring the situation, and are receiving information from the Town of Barnstable, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Center for Disease Control. We’re also receiving advice from the League of American Orchestras. In short, we’re taking the situation seriously.
In Governor Baker's state of emergency declaration, he recommend using precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (see below for a list of those precautions). At this time, all upcoming concerts are happening as scheduled. If we are asked by local, state, or federal officials to cancel events, we will prioritize public health. In the event of a cancellation or postponement, we’ll notify all ticket buyers by email and phone at least five hours before a scheduled performance. The latest updates will be posted on our home page at capesymphony.org and on our Facebook page at facebook.com/capesymphony, and the Cape Symphony Box Office outgoing voice message at 508.362.1111 will also be updated if there are any changes to the schedule.
We’ll be taking extra precautionary measures at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center by providing hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes in high traffic areas. Additionally, the custodial staff will be disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. Of course, we highly encourage those who feel unwell to stay home.
Our guest artists for the remaining concerts during the 2019/20 season are all traveling from within the United States. If a guest artist is unable to perform due to restricted air travel or illness, we’ll do our best to replace the artist, and we’ll notify all ticket buyers of the change.
If you have any questions, please contact the Cape Symphony Box Office. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work to ensure good health for everyone involved with the Cape Symphony.
We encourage everyone to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, flu and other viruses. Here is the list provided by the Center for Disease Control:
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue.
- 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.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.