Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates
This page has been last updated: May 11th, 2021, 3:30pm EST
Please note this is a “living” document. It will be updated regularly as new information becomes available via federal, state, and local agencies.
Arrival and Departure Procedures
- Student arrivals will be staggered. Registered students will receive a designated arrival time via email prior to the start of the festival. Departure times will also be staggered. Please look for detailed information in your “inbox” as the festival draws closer.
- Students are required to receive a COVID-19 test no more than 5 days prior to arrival at PIMF, and must submit proof of a negative result prior to arriving on campus.
- Rapid COVID-19 tests will be administered upon arrival. Students must receive a negative result (with no fever) before proceeding to regularly scheduled activities.
- Students will be sent a symptom tracker form to fill out 10 days leading up to their arrival on campus. Symptom tracker forms will be returned via email or fax two days prior to the start of each respective festival session.
- See the Symptom Tracking section below for daily Symptom Tracking information.
- Enrollment has been reduced to nearly 50% capacity for 2021.
- Evening concerts and events are closed to families, friends, and community members. Thank you for your understanding, we hope to be back to full capacity in 2022.
- All rooms utilized by PIMF will follow room capacity limits to allow for participants to social distance at federal, state, and county required distances.
- Masks are required at all times – both indoors and out – for students, faculty, and staff (except while in respective resident rooms or individual private practice rooms).
- Winds and brass players are required to bring bell covers for their instruments. Flute players must bring (and use at all times) a flute boot.
- Students are expected to bring an appropriate supply of disposable face masks. Please do not bring or use cloth masks while at the festival.
- Students will be required to track their symptoms daily on a symptom tracker app on their smartphone. Students without cell phones will be issued daily paper forms to fill out with the assistance of their assigned camp counselors.
- Staff and Faculty will be required to administer self-screenings each morning.
- Students, Staff, and Faculty will receive daily temperature checks.
- Separate facilities will be provided should isolation and/or quarantining be necessary.
PIMF COVID guidelines will be updated regularly. Check back each week for additional information.
For More Information:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Pennsylvania Department of Health
- Montgomery County Office of Public Health
Detailed Coronavirus-related procedures will continue to be updated as the festival draws near.