Updated: March 29, 2023

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Rain City Rock Camp is committed to safeguarding the health and wellness of our community. The steps outlined below reflect the most up to date safety precautions we have implemented in order to hold in-person events. We will continue to adjust and communicate as the situation evolves.

Rain City Rock Camp has created our COVID-19 policies with the safety of our staff, participants, volunteers, families, and community members in mind. We recognize that no policy offers absolute protection from harm, and that there is inherent risk in even the best of plans. Our policies include practices to maintain safety of in-person programs; our success is dependent on candor and open communication. Our policies may differ at times from the mandates and guidelines implemented by local, state, and/or national governments. However, we are using science-based recommendations to ground our policies on practices that will reduce risk of infection for our staff and community. We believe we keep each other safe; prioritizing equitable safety policies keeps us accountable to our community. Please consider your circumstances and comfort with risk tolerance in all programs. We welcome your questions and being in conversation with you. 

A credit, shout-out, and thank you to JazzEd, which we adapted from and referred to often as a template for writing clear and practical COVID-19 safety policy. Thank you for your flexibility and commitment to keeping one another safe. Please reach out to us at info@raincityrockcamp.org for questions or clarification. 

Program Safety Requirements

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While Rain City Rock Camp Staff and Teaching Artists are fully vaccinated, Youth and Adult participants are NOT REQUIRED to present proof of vaccination.


Based on available supply, we will be able to provide free rapid tests. Further details will be provided during enrollment & orientation for each program based on RCRC’s community health guidelines and available regional data.


Masks will continue to be required in large groups (assemblies, larger workshops, Showcases, etc.). They will be optional in small group settings (instrument instruction, band practice, etc.), with groups establishing their own norms around masking. We strongly recommend K95/KN95 type masks (RCRC will have them available as needed). Double masking is also acceptable. Masks may be taken off for food and water breaks.

We will revisit our masking policy prior to the start of 2023 summer programs and communicate out any changes.


Before attending a Rain City Rock Camp program or event, participants are encouraged to review a comprehensive COVID-19 symptom self-check and confirm the following:

  • Whether in the last 10 days you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. The CDC defines close contact as:
    • Having been within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a combined total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period or
    • Having provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19 or
    • Having had direct physical contact with, shared eating or drinking utensils with, or been sneezed or coughed on by with someone who has COVID-19
  • Whether in the last 10 days, you have experienced a combination of any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever or feeling feverish (such as chills, sweating)
    • Cough
    • Mild or moderate difficulty breathing (breathing slightly faster than normal, feeling like you can’t inhale or exhale, or wheezing, especially during exhaling or breathing out)
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches or body aches
    • Unusual fatigue
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea


Participants are encouraged to maintain at least 3 feet of distance between each other. Volunteers and Teaching Artists should maintain at least three feet of distance between participants to the extent possible or reasonable for instructional purposes.


Our HVAC system contains a HEPA-grade filter that circulates air throughout our Umbrella program space. Tabletop air filters will also be present in the space.


Program spaces and supplies will be cleaned and sanitized each day. All cleaning and disinfecting supplies will be provided by Rain City Rock Camp. 


Participants and volunteers who have come into close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 will need to take a rapid test following exposure, and additionally get a PCR  test 5 days after exposure.

Close contact includes anyone in one or more of the following categories:

  • Been within 6ft of a person with COVID-19 for a combined total of 15 minutes or more within a 24-hour period.
  • Lived in the same house as someone with COVID-19.
  • Cared for someone with COVID-19.

If there is a positive COVID-19 case within one of our bands or small programs, all participants and families with participants in close physical contact will be notified.