Safer Choir Rehearsals in the Period of COVID19
The Skagit County Choir in Washington State called a rehearsal for March 10th of last year. Sixty-two members showed up. Everyone reported being healthy.
One soprano said she had a very mild cold. As a precaution, the director had the choir members spaced by sitting on every other chair. The choir started with one fortissimo number, and sang loudly several anthems throughout the evening.
Out of the 62 Skagit County choir members who came for that early March rehearsal, 87% became infected with Covid19 virus, three were hospitalized, and two died.