Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] [SPAM][SPAM][SPAM][DCHAS-L] singing and wind instruments indoors
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 13:59:42 -0700
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This has been widely researched since the almost 100% infection following a choir recital and the high  rates in religious settings.

See Lindsey Marr on Twitter. She is an bioaerosol researcher and posts references to very good peer reviewed information.




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Hi All,


I have a non-chemical safety question for you.  This is a talkative bunch with many opinions on many subjects, so I figured it’s okay to be off topic.  I am particularly interested in your opinion if you are at an institution in MA.  Is your institution permitting your music/theater folks to do indoor singing or playing of wind instruments for the Fall?  Curious of your or your colleagues opinions on this.  Mine is that this is currently not permitted under theatre and performance sector specific MA reopening guidelines (even though those technically apply to only performances and not classes).  I think it’s splitting hairs to say it’s different if they are in front of an audience or not.  What are your thoughts?






Kristi Ohr, Ph.D.  (pronouns: she/her)
Chemical Safety Services Manager

Environmental Health and Safety
UMass Amherst
40 Campus Center Way
Draper Hall
Amherst, MA 01003
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