First Notes Class Information

By participating in this program, you agree that there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 and will not hold First Notes, participants, or third parties liable in the event of infection.

Face Masks

  • Indoor classes – CDC-compliant masks covering the mouth and nose are required adults and children ages 3+
  • Outdoor classes – Face masks are optional


  • Please bring a blanket or beach towel to keep your family members together and 6 feet from other families

What to Bring to Class

To avoid contamination, teachers do not distribute class items.  Please bring:

Family Health Protocols 

  • Adults and children must wash/sanitize hands before entering the First Notes class area
  • Please take temperatures of all participants before attending class.  No family member may attend if any child, family member or caregiver has a fever (99.9 or higher degrees) or any signs of illness.
  • Temperature will be taken upon arrival at indoor classes for both students and caregivers, and must be 99.9 or lower.
  • If any child, family member, or caregiver has symptoms of Covid, is diagnosed with
    Covid or is exposed to anyone with Covid, no child, family member, or caregiver from the family may attend First Notes until they are symptom-free for 14 days in accordance with CDC and PA Public Health guidance.

Teacher Health Protocols

  • Teachers take their temperature at the start of their day and are required to report any fever or other signs of illness, in which case class will be taught by another teacher, cancelled, or held virtually.
  • Teachers will report if they experience any known Covid symptoms immediately, and will not be allowed to return to teaching until they are symptom-free for 14 days, in accordance with CDC and PA Public Health guidance.


  • All information regarding the health of our participants and their families is kept confidential to respect the privacy of the families we serve.  First Notes cannot directly notify families if other participants within their class have contracted the Coronavirus, or other communicable illnesses. However, at the first sign of symptoms or upon exposure, we encourage our families to follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and/or local health authorities, and to not attend First Notes classes until all household members are symptom free for at least 14 days.
  • Should we become aware that a teacher or participant tests positive for Covid, we will follow the direction of the CDC and local health authorities.


  • Any participant who is not in compliance with these guidelines will be notified verbally or in writing, and is expected to immediately come into compliance.
  • Noncompliance may result in dismissal from the program without refund.