Advice for Musicians in Relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A Message From AFM Local 47

The health and safety of our members and their families is of paramount importance. With the developing global situation, we have put together the following guide set out below concerning health and contractual matters relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

For advice on hygiene and preventing the spread of COVID-19, observe the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the prevention of catching and spreading germs here. Additionally, the Professional Musicians Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund offers these precautionary guidelines.

If you are feeling unwell, please contact your employer right away and follow the safety precautions as outlined at the links above.

For information regarding future and recent travel, stay updated on the most up-to-date advisories here.

Regarding contractual matters, if one of your engagements is canceled or you are unable to work due to COVID-19 or any other illness, please check your contract to review the cancellation policy and to review any force majeure provisions that may apply. If you have any questions, please reach out to your AFM Local 47 representative:

  • Electronic Media Division (EMD): 818.414.8931
  • Live Performance: 323.804.6511 (Diane) / 323.806.5274 (Michael)
  • Sound Recording: 323.993.3170

You may also use this online form to send us an email.

Additionally, out of an abundance of caution, your union is preparing contingency plans to ensure that there would be minimal disruptions to our operations resulting from any issues surrounding COVID-19. As this is a developing situation, AFM Local 47 will continue to closely monitor this issue and update members accordingly.

Please visit for the latest updates.

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