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STATEMENT ON COVID 19

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many complex challenges to the operation of the Plainville Wind Ensemble.  Throughout this challenging time, the Board of Directors has met regularly to determine the best course of action to both fulfil our mission as well as ensure the safety of our members.  As the Governor implements reopening phases for Connecticut, it is appropriate to consider this guidance for the safe return to our musical activities. The Board must carefully evaluate all decisions while navigating these uncharted waters.  Whatever accommodations become necessary, the goal must be to return to full ensemble rehearsals and our concert schedule once health and safety permit.

The science behind the care and protection of the general public during this pandemic as well as the opinions of medical professionals are still evolving. The situation is fluid and we realize circumstances change day to day. Several research projects are now being conducted to study COVID-19 and the performing arts. They include the study of aerosol projection of particles while playing and singing, surface retention of contaminants, appropriate methods for disinfecting instruments and surfaces, and the control of projected air. We hope these studies will provide concrete information and guidelines in the near future. Meanwhile, we must be vigilant, apply what we DO know and reevaluate all procedures as we move toward resuming our musical activities.

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