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Old 03-04-2020, 03:47 PM
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Glass Blowing classes and COVID-19

Thoughts? Should glass blowing classes to the general public be suspended now or should we wait to see what happens.

We have had 8 confirmed cases in San Antonio, TX from people that were brought here by the CDC to be quarantined - none residents of San Antonio.
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Old 03-04-2020, 05:08 PM
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I'd be aware. I'd have individual pipes for each student. Mark them. Constant Hand washing is wise just as it was in the ER for me thirty years back. No one got sick. . If they sneeze, leave them out . You have an equal risk at the grocery store really.

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Old 03-04-2020, 08:29 PM
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We're a public 'experience' based glass business, and every morning we wipe the pipes down with rubbing alcohol. I even had the boy start q-tipping inside the pipes with alcohol. The first time he did it the q-tip cam out black.
We also have a box of single use alcohol wipes that everystudent must use on the mouthpiece before blowing their bubble. I wash my hands and face in between each thirty minute class with soap and water.
Beyond that, there's not much to be done besides changing the whole business model, and that ain't happening.
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:53 AM
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There isn't a ton to be done aside from continuing hygienic procedures that should already be habitual. Shelter in place seems like a really bad business plan. If it's to the point that I fear picking it up from the studio, then they've probably shut down the city.

Honestly I've been amazed at how little disease does runs rampant at glass studios.
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:50 AM
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Maybe all those people you thought had lost interest died..
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Old 03-05-2020, 02:02 PM
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Would you shut down classes for the seasonal Influenza outbreaks we see every year? Standard precautions apply. Im a huge fan of all steel mouthpieces on blowpipes in shared situations for their ease of sanitation.
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