NAFME

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Cleaning the Head Joint

  1. Using a cotton swab saturated with denatured, isopropyl alcohol, carefully clean around the embouchure hole.

  2. Alcohol wipes can be used on the flute's lip plate to kill germs if the flute shared by several players.

  3. Using a soft, lint-free silk cloth inserted into the cleaning rod, clean the inside of the headjoint.

  4. Do not run the headjoint under water as it may saturate and eventually shrink the headjoint cork.

'MASK' OPTIONS

1. Win-D-fender Originally made to allow flutists to perform in windy situations outdoors. Blocks wind from coming near tone hole, controls droplets from playing. 

2. Flute Mask Pattern Similar to other homemade masks. Level of protection determined on mask fabric.

3. Broadway Singer Mask Similar to other homemade masks, but creates space between mouth & mask. Originally created for singers, will need adjustment to work with flute. 

4. Regular Mask Use a mask you are comfortable wearing, move the mask down or to the side while actively playing then put back on. Be sure to maintain a safe distance (CDC/WHO 6 ft or more)

U IOWA

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...'A lack of evidence about aerosol generation and elements of aerosol dispersion is explicitly noted in the Freiburg review. Even if there is minimal airflow from playing, if aerosols are produced especially in the context of deep breathing, there is a risk of spreading the aerosols around the environment. This risk is not quantifiable at the moment. Several centers in the US are investigating aerosol production from wind instrumentalists; these include University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, Rice University, and University of Maryland...'

ASSESS YOUR RISK

1. Are you playing inside or outside?

2. Are you able to maintain a safe social distance?

3. Can you limit time exposure?

4. Has anyone knowingly been exposed to Covid-19?

5. If you're feeling sick, stay home.

6. Do not share equipment.

7. Clean your instrument.

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