Community Arts Program (CAP): Concert Policy – COVID Protocol

With the Community Arts Program (CAP), the health and safety of staff, students, visitors and vendors are of paramount importance. CAP continues to closely monitor the latest developments regarding COVID-19, and is committed to following recommendations from health authorities and to proactively implement measures to help maintain a safe space. 


  • Masks are encouraged.


Dear Community Arts Program (CAP) Family:

The Community Arts Program (CAP) is committed to doing everything it can to keep children, families, and staff safe during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Miami-Dade County Public Schools closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. In tandem with this decision and earnestly considering an abundance of caution:

  • The Community Arts Program (CAP) suspended all on-ground classes and rehearsals as of Saturday, March 14, 2020.
  • The Community Arts Program (CAP) moved to a virtual platform for children and youth CAP Online classes and rehearsals as of Saturday, March 28, 2020. 

[TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020]  Effective immediately, Mayor Carlos Gimenez has issued an Emergency Order closing “All movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, gymnasiums and fitness studios…” Please check the County’s web site for more information and for regular updates:

[TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020]  Late this afternoon, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) announced that all K-12 schools and career and technical center campuses are to remain closed through April 15. Read more here.

[THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020]  Orders that the totality of Emergency Orders issued by Miami-Dade County, as may be amended or issued from time to time, shall be referred to as the SAFER AT HOME protocols. All residents and visitors are urged to remain in their homes other than to engage in essential activities, as allowed through previous Emergency Orders.

[SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020]  CAP Saturday Music Classes instrument lessons begin online, as per instructions e-mailed to all enrolled students and parents. CAP Harmony, CAP Music Theory Classes, and CAP Performing Ensembles to receive e-mailed assignments with instructions. CAP is virtually connected, and committed to delivering the best to its students – within the safety of their homes. Questions – 305.448.7421, ext. 120 and

[WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020]  Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency for an additional period in Miami-Dade County

[THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020]  M-D County Mayor Executive Order – Orders essential commercial and retail establishments that provide unpackaged food for consumption to limit capacity and monitor entrances and exits in areas where food is sold. Also orders closing of salad bars, self-serve food stations (except pre-packaged grab and go items) and encourages sanitary practices for employees and customers.

[WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020]  Statement from Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez – Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez discusses the need to continue social distancing and staying safer at home, even as the numbers in Miami-Dade show that me may be seeing a flattening of the curve.

[FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020]  Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and the Community Arts Program (CAP) continue to prioritize the health and well-being of its students and employees. Therefore, M-DCPS and CAP will remain closed through the end of this school year and distance learning will continue.

[WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2020]  Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez extended the County’s State of Emergency

[FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020]  Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez held a virtual press conference to discuss testing requirements, importance of social distancing and the County’s efforts Moving to a New Normal.

[WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020]  News Release – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez releases Phase I draft guidelines in anticipation of May 18th reopening.

[FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020]  Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez discussed the reopening of beaches, hotels and pools during a virtual town hall.

[THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020]  Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez joined SURGE teams in Liberty City to discuss strategies for tackling the rise in COVID-19 cases.

[THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020]  The Community Arts Program (CAP) 2020 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series began, and continued 7:30 p.m. (EST) EVERY Thursday through August 13, 2020 at CAP website, CAP Facebook, CAP Instagram, and CAP YouTube.

[WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2020]  Updated Plan for the Reopening of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

[MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020]  Community Arts Program (CAP) 2020-2021 Creative Strings and Jazz Ensembles VIRTUAL rehearsals began. 

[SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020]  Community Arts Program (CAP) 2020-2021 VIRTUAL Saturday Music Classes began.

[THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021]  The Community Arts Program (CAP) 2021 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series begins, and continues 7:30 p.m. (EDT) EVERY Thursday through August 12, 2021 at CAP website, CAP Facebook, CAP Instagram, and CAP YouTube.

[2021-2022 Year – CAP CONSERVATORY FOR THE ARTS & MIAMI JAZZ INSTITUTE]  It is our hope that 2021-2022 will have CAP Faculty and CAP Students on-ground and in person, beginning the fall of 2021.

[WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2021] Here is a list of VACCINE SITES, if you haven’t gotten your shots yet. Many are still open across South Florida; anyone 12 and older is eligible.


The Community Arts Program (CAP) is constantly monitoring situations and seeks to provide the best direction and protocols. It’s equally important that everyone remains individually informed by way of trustworthy sources – for latest developments and news regarding health and well-being.

Together, we can continue to take preventative steps and remain vigilant. CAP looks forward to the abundance of wonderful music and learning to continue here, on-ground, as conditions allow.

Most sincerely,

Mark Hart
Executive & Artistic Director
Community Arts Program (CAP)