Greetings TPC Community!
Although we are certain you have received many communications on this issue, The People’s Conservatory also wants to assure you that we are committed to doing our best to take care of the health and well-being of our community. We are monitoring recommendations of the CDC and the Department of Public Health as well as staying in contact with school districts, our peer organizations, and will keep our community informed as the situation evolves.
As of today we will be suspending our weekend class schedule as well as homeschool classes for the next two weeks--March 15-29th.
Unfortunately we do not own our own space and thus we cannot guarantee that all necessary precautions will be met in all of the venues in which we operate. Given this reality we believe it is important to err on the side of caution and do our part to help flatten the curve. Fortunately the next couple of weeks overlap with spring break for some of you, thus we hope it is not a major constraint. We hope to know more in the coming weeks, and to be guided by facts to help us determine our next steps. Let’s continue to keep each other healthy and out of harm’s way.
Here is a link to the most up to date OUSD coronavirus newsletter. Keep this link handy as they try to update as regularly as possible: https://www.ousd.org/coronavirus
To keep our community healthy, it will take a group effort. We ask that you assist us by doing the following:
Stay at home if you are sick, especially if you have a fever, dry cough or flu-like symptoms, and for at least 48 hrs after symptoms cease.
Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
Try to avoid touching your face.
Inspired by our partner organizations, TPC would like to uplift empathy during this time and remind us all that viruses do not target specific racial or ethnic groups. We hope you join us in combating stigma caused by misinformation and misguided fear by leading with kindness and only sharing facts. We thank you for doing your part to keep TPC a vibrant, safe, and compassionate place, and standing with all of our Bay Area communities.
Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus
COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ARTISTS: https://teachingartistsguild.org/covid-19-resources/?utm_source=Teaching+Artists+Guild&utm_campaign=03f7ef416b-Q12_Eblast_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f81bf3420f-03f7ef416b-159990901&goal=0_f81bf3420f-03f7ef416b-159990901&mc_cid=03f7ef416b&mc_eid=0af329fe84
A list of resources for musicians and live music professionals during COVID-19:
American for the Arts: Coronavirus Resource and Response Center:
The Actors Fund (not just for actors): Am I eligible for help?
COVID-19 Emergency Funding and Artist Resources: https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2020/03/covid-19-emergency-funding-artist-resources/
General California Resource: https://climaterwc.com/2020/03/17/california-edd-providing-support-for-workers-impacted-by-covid-19-pandemic/
Bay Area COVID-19 Mass Resource List:
Link to EDD site: https://www.edd.ca.gov/claims.htm