Local 802 recommends the following measures to ensure that all musicians remain safe and healthy while returning to work. This document is intended only to enhance, and not replace, the minimum standards issued by city, state and federal agencies. Orchestra committees must negotiate side letters to address concerns specific to their rehearsal and performance venues. Musicians should never sign a document that releases employers, venue owners, or contractors from legal liability. Employers, venue owners, and contractors are legally obligated to provide a healthy and safe workplace. Every employer or venue should have a list of standardized protocols that they will follow. Musicians should receive these protocols before coming to the workplace.