Handbell Industry Council Releases Guidelines for Safely Returning to Ringing
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our perception of what “normal” might look like. When will things return to “normal?” When will we begin to ring again? What is the new “norm” for schools, churches, concerts, conferences and community groups?
With the virus continuing to strengthen (as of June 12, 20 states are reporting an increase in the number of active cases), these questions are still difficult to answer but it is time to make plans for moving forward to a new norm. Let’s be proactive and begin planning for what a safe return to ringing might look like.
The Handbell Industry Council has developed a series of documents to help you start thinking about a safe return to ringing. In the meantime, continue to abide by the recommendations of the CDC and your local health organization as you make informed decisions about returning to ringing.
Video of the Month
Here’s a fun video by The RingNYC, a community of handbell musicians residing in New York City. The RingNYC provides various ringing opportunities throughout the season for junior and senior high schoolers, college students, young professionals and beyond. This cover of “Happy” is arranged by CJ Caminiti and the group describes it as “for handbells, percussion, and your best moves.”
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