COVID-19 and Singing Resources

It's vitally important that we each access credible sources for answers to our questions about COVID-19.

You will find several links below, including links to the local health authorities governing the areas where each of the choruses in our region is located.

This page will be updated as new research becomes available.

An Important Reminder from International President Joan Boutilier
(BarbershopNOW – August 2021)

This message is to remind you to please remain vigilant regarding health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants among choruses and quartets. The International Board of Directors recognizes that the virus’s impact is different depending on the city, state, region or country in which we live, but it is not ‘gone’ from our world. For most of us, singing safely in person is still a challenge, as choral singing does provide a high risk of spreading the virus. The top priority of Sweet Adelines International is the health and safety of all singers.

Information about COVID-19, its variants and transmission is ever-evolving. We encourage you to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization regarding social distancing, mask wearing and the importance of the vaccine for individual and community health. Just as important, please stay in touch with and follow your local guidelines and mandates. There are also resources available on the Sweet Adelines website at Thank you for everything you are doing to navigate this difficult issue and remain Sweet Adelines Strong!

International Coalition of Performing Arts Aerosol Study
Sweet Adelines International (requires member sign-in)

Barbershop Harmony Society
Choral Canada

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Government of Canada

State/Province Local Health Authority     Chorus
New York State St. Lawrence County Acapella North Chorus
Province of Ontario Durham Region Public Health Durham Shores Chorus
Eastside Harmony Chorus
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit Northumberland Chorus
Halton Region Public Health Circle of Harmony Chorus
Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health Greater Kingston Chorus
Peel Region Public Health The Heartland Singers
Peterborough Public Health Kawartha Music Company
Ottawa Public Health Bytown Beat Chorus
Canadian Showtime Chorus
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Barrie Soundwaves Chorus
Harmony North Chorus
Toronto Public Health North Metro Chorus
Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health Orangeville Show Chorus
York Region Public Health York Harmony Chorus

Copyright © 2024 Lake Ontario Region 16