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BHS and partner organizations share updated resources

As part of its contning engagement with

BHS and partner organizations share updated resources

The Barbershop Harmony Society stands alongside leading choral organizations in bringing best-practice information to all singers.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, this coalition has presented webinars, published shared statements, and delivered dozens of guidance articles and background research on COVID-19 to singers of all interests. Participating groups include:

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • Chorus America
  • Barbershop Harmony Society
  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

With updates recently published from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the coalition is distributing a new series of links that include new research and approaches to safely gathering. Work by BHS in educating its members has been cited by other organizations as innovative and useful across the choral world.

Latest resources released by partner organizations

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The CDC issued updated masking guidance as of July 27, 2021, in response to new evidence on the Delta variant currently circulating in the United States. They recommend that all people, including the fully vaccinated, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission (96% of counties in the U.S. as of August 23). Fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease, or not fully vaccinated. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status. The CDC continues to recommend that people without vaccines mask, distance, and take other precautions, as well as avoiding specific situations.

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS)

Chorus America