This page will be updated regularly as a count-down to when singing together is safe again based on current recommendations from the CDC and other public health institutions.
Total US Population Vaccination Percentage
Safe Congregational Singing:
National Threshold = 70% to 85% of population fully vaccinated
Current National Vaccination Rate = 65.1% (as of March 8, 2022)
Most up-to-date national and local stats can be found here: CDC COVID Data Tracker
To utilize the CDC’s “Community Levels” tool to find information specific to your city/county, go here: CDC Community Levels
OUR CURRENT RECOMMENDATION
If your local community falls within the CDC’s “Low” Community Level, the Center for Congregational Song’s recommendation is that it is reasonable for your community to sing together. While the pandemic continues, there will still be risks during our public gatherings, especially for those who are immunocompromised or too young to get vaccinated. Continuing to maintain social distance and wearing masks/face-coverings helps reduce the risks to these populations.
Last updated: March 8, 2022
A Note Added March 8th, 2022 – There have not been any major scientific updates over the last four to five months concerning the risks of Covid-19 and congregational singing. However, guidelines, testing availability, and overall recommendations have continued to improv and become more specific to local areas.