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Dear Music Works Family,

Based on updated recommendations provided by Public Health-Seattle & King County, we are sharing additional important information with you.


Normal operations are not impacted at this time. Music Works will continue to operate on a normal schedule as recommended by Public Health-Seattle & King County. We currently do not have any confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases or exposures at Music Works.


We do ask that students please wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after their lessons. We have also instituted additional cleaning of the facility and instruments here at Music Works.


The updated guidance does recommend canceling or postponing large community events. Based on this guidance, Music Works has cancelled this weekend’s Student Showcase recital.


Public Health also recommends that people at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others. People at higher risk include those that meet any of the following characteristics:


  • 60 and older

  • have underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes

  • have weakened immune systems

  • are pregnant


We are continuing to monitor this situation and receive guidance from health officials on appropriate steps we should take. If there are any further changes to our schedule or operations, we will post these on our website and contact students via email.


If your student is sick for any reason, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider if necessary, then let Music Works know of the absence. If your student is not sick, but you are fearful that they may become sick, please call Music Works. We are working on options for remote lessons, particularly if the student is or lives with a person in the high-risk group. Thank you so much for your patience as we move through this together.

Link to the Public Health recommendations:


All the best,


Karen Nestvold

Executive Director



If your child has any of the following symptoms, they can probably go to school:

  • Sniffles, runny nose and/or mild cough without a fever. This could be an allergic response to dust, pollen or seasonal changes.

  • Vague complaints of aches, pains or fatigue

  • Single episode of diarrhea or vomiting without any other symptoms

Stay Home!

If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep them at home or make appropriate child care arrangements:

  • Fever – 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Remember that a child must be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.

  • Fever with Cough – a fever of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit plus a cough could indicate a virus that needs attention from a medical provider. Please call your healthcare provider.

  • Shortness of Breath – difficulty breathing especially if it affects talking or walking, feeling of tightness in the chest, wheezing, blue/dusky color around lips or beds of nails. This could be serious, please call your healthcare provider or 911.

  • Eyes – thick with mucus, pus draining, pink eye. With pink eye you may see white or yellow discharge, matted eyelids after sleep, eye pain and/or redness.

  • Chronic Cough and/or green nasal discharge – These conditions may be contagious and require treatment.

  • Sore throat – especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck. With Strep throat, the child may return to school after 24 hours on antibiotics.

  • Diarrhea – three or more watery stools in a 24 hour period

  • Vomiting – two or more times in a 24 hour period

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