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Pacific Symphony working with UCI public health experts on COVID-19 plan

Stu News Newport, Dec. 11, 2020

December 11, 2020

Pacific Symphony working with UCI public health experts on COVID-19 plan

University of California, Irvine public health experts are providing consulting services to Pacific Symphony to enable the Orange County ensemble to once again play music together – which hasn’t happened since early March because of the coronavirus pandemic. … “Pacific Symphony has some very unique considerations related to preventing the spread of the virus,” said Karen Edwards, chair and professor of epidemiology in UCI’s Program in Public Health and the project’s faculty lead. “Even without audiences present, they’ll need to take a number of precautions to stay physically distant, especially when performing music.”