IFS Board Approves COVID-19 Planning Committee to Explore Season 71
On Thursday, June 18th, the Idaho Falls Symphony Board of Directors voted to approve the creation of a COVID-19 Planning Committee, which will consist of staff, musicians, and board members and will examine issues of personal attendance at live events and propose policies to assure the safety of our patrons, musicians, volunteers, and staff. The committee will reference CDC guidelines as well as federal, state, and local government policies and recommendations to make decisions pertaining to:
masking and other PPE policies
the number of patrons, volunteers, and staff permitted into each performance venue and how far apart they must be kept at all times (aisles, the lobby, restrooms, seats, etc.)
the number of musicians permitted onstage and in rehearsal spaces
alternatives to in-person gatherings
The committee plans to make recommendations to the Board of Directors by the middle of July so that the direction for next season can be announced soon. We thank everyone for their understanding and patience as we navigate this opportunity to learn and adjust. Subscribers will keep their seats regardless of any temporary disruption of in-person concerts; your seats will still be reserved according to our records. These are difficult times with information changing daily, and we are grateful for your ongoing support. Please know that our first priority is the health and safety of our Idaho Falls Symphony community.
More updates about both seasons 70 and 71 were announced during our recent annual meeting, which was streamed to both Facebook and YouTube. And if you are feeling the need for some beautiful music, please enjoy the Idaho Falls Symphony String Quartet performing Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E-Flat Major at The Downtown Event Center.