Posted by Heidi Brann on 18th Mar 2020
It took something surreal and life changing to post on the blog today.
I would like to share with you what I am doing, as a reed maker in response to COVID-19.
In addition to keeping my hands washed and regularly sanitized, I am wiping down the surface area that I work at as well as tools with disinfecting wipes.
I am also sanitizing finished reeds with alcohol and rinsing them in hot water. I then allow them to dry and package them as usual in shipping vials.
The shipping vials have been ventilated with holes on both ends of the container. These vials are not recommended for long term use with your reeds. A proper reed case is recommended.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the preparation of your reeds. And, if you would like your reeds sanitized in a different way, or not at all, I'll comply with your request.
Thank you! Your trust in my product is the most important part of our business together. Stay healthy!
All the best,
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