TMA Update Regarding COVID-19

Performers, directors, staff and fans:
The TMA Executive Board met this evening to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the remainder of the 2020 season. Performer and spectator safety is paramount and remains at the center of all discussions.
As of this evening, we are proceeding as scheduled for contests at Pulaski County and Corydon Central.  As the situation remains fluid, we ask that you continue to check your email and our website for any updates. We remain in contact with our hosts for Championships Week One and Week Two and await further information regarding their decisions. 
Please remain patient as we navigate this uncharted territory and work to make the best decisions for everyone involved.
The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures. These measures include:

•  Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus.

•  Wash your hands and do so frequently especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Use regular soap and water and sing Happy Birthday (to yourself) while you wash. This will take approximately 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available/convenient, use an alcohol-based gel in its place. To be effective, the alcohol content should be 60% or higher.

•  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands and avoid close contact with people who are displaying symptoms.

•  When leaving the restroom, use a paper towel or tissue when reaching for the door handle. Dispose of immediately.

•  When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth AND nose with a tissue. Dispose of the tissue immediately and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol content. If a tissue is not available, sneeze or cough into a flexed elbow.

•  When talking with people, keep some distance. Keep at least one arms distance between you and other people, especially if they are sneezing and/or coughing.

•  Eat smart to maintain your strength.

•  Sleep is important – plan your schedules accordingly.

•  Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects such as performance equipment, instruments, props, and tarps with sanitizing wipes.

•  Avoid handshakes or hugs. Consider a head nod or elbow bump (not a fist bump).hanks,

Doug Wash
TMA Board of Directors – President