Orvieto Musica 2022 and COVID-19
UPDATE (June 10, 2022)
According to the New York Times today, as of 12:01 a.m. this Sunday, June 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lift the requirement for American travelers to provide a negative COVID test result before boarding a plane to re-enter the U.S. The CDC foresees this change remaining in effect for at least 90 days.
Orvieto Musica, Inc. continues to encourage participants to contact their air carrier for up-to-date requirements, however.
UPDATE (May 25, 2022)
Although new Omicron variants continue to appear around the world, and although COVID Omicron cases are currently increasing daily in the United States and in Europe, we are heartened to know that there are anti-viral drugs available to some that seem to be effective in helping those infected to recover more quickly, and to see that those who are fully vaccinated (and perhaps even boosted) generally seem to experience a lower incidence of serious health consequences from a COVID positive diagnosis.
PLANNING FOR ORVIETO MUSICA 2022
We are confidently planning to be able to hold Orvieto Musica 2022 “on the ground” in Orvieto safely this summer! (We continue to celebrate the fact that we were in Italy together for Orvieto Musica 2021this past summer as well!) We will be travelling with a wonderful group of musicians, faculty members, staff and Board members and are excited to be able to share our music with our friends in Orvieto once again.
Artistic and Executive Director of Orvieto Musica, Nyela Basney, took an advance trip to Orvieto at the beginning of May and can report that she had a wonderful visit, felt comfortable with the COVID precautions the Orvietani are taking and was very happy to see so many visitors once again enjoying the beauty and grace of the city.
COVID TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR ORVIETO MUSICA 2022
Current and often updated protocols for American citizens to enter Italy are provided by the United States Embassy in Italy here: https://it.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/#:~:text=Beginning%20on%20May%201%20and,(EMA)%2Drecognized%20vaccine. Current protocols for American citizens re-entering the United States after visiting Italy this summer can be found at the website of the airline with whom you are planning to travel.
Although on May 1, Italy dropped the mandate for wearing masks indoors, the Italian government continues to recommend mask-wearing indoors and at crowded outdoor events. Mask-wearing continues to be mandated, in Italy, on public transportation — trains and buses.
THE WAR IN UKRAINE
We continue to hear news of the continuing war in Ukraine with deep pain and sadness. We have also witnessed how, internationally, the arts and music in particular have been seen as a vehicle to support and to heal. As always, we will continue to rely on the U.S. State Department for information and directives regarding international travel this summer and will provide any updates here.