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COVID-19 Protocols

The Department of Music will continue to follow CDC and CWRU COVID-19 guidelines. We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19-related developments throughout this year. As we have throughout the pandemic, leaders will adjust university practices in accordance with guidance from health experts from within and beyond the university. Learn more about CWRU's COVID-19 response.

Our primary goal is to provide a safe environment in which to make music. As such, music ensembles will follow all University and Department of Music operational guidelines. Specialized performance masks, bell covers, and absorbent pads for wind/brass players are recommended. Instruments and equipment should never be shared under the current COVID operational plans and must be cleaned (by the user) before and immediately following each use. 

Fall 2022 Campus COVID-19 Protocols

effective date August 22, 2022


Case Western Reserve continues to require masking on university shuttles and Safe Ride vehicles, as well as in clinical patient-care settings. Masks are not required elsewhere on campus, including in classrooms.

Meanwhile, the university strongly encourages the use of high-quality, well-fitting face masks (such as N95s, KN95s, KF94s, and FFP2s) to reduce transmission risk in crowded settings, or for individuals who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Proper use of a N95 respirator/mask greatly reduces infection risks, adding to the protections afforded by up-to-date vaccinations.

Wearing masks in all group music-making settings, including performances, is encouraged.


Individuals attending Case Western Reserve events are expected to be fully vaccinated, including boosters if eligible. All visitors and members of the university may choose whether to wear masks indoors on campus, unless they are in clinical settings, including the dental clinic, or have received university approval for an exception. We encourage everyone in the campus community to respect individual choices to wear a mask. Please remember that those with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home. 

CWRU Music Building Access

The Department of Music has 4 practice rooms in Haydn Hall (2nd floor) and 6 practice modules in Denison Hall that are available to music majors and CWRU students (non-majors) taking ensembles (MUEN) or applied lessons (MUAP). Continue to check our Policies and Operating Procedures for updates about safety measures, room reservations, building hours, lockers, etc. 

Card Swipe Access

Please make sure to request after-hours (card swipe) access for Haydn Hall and Denison Hall. Note that you will need to provide your 7-digit student ID number, which is found in your SIS account. This step is not required if you intend to enroll in any music ensembles (MUEN) or lessons (MUAP). 

CIM Health Updates

CIM partners with Case Western Reserve University for student health services and works collaboratively with CWRU on the health and safety of the entire campus community. Find CIM's plan to keep the music playing and visit CWRU’s comprehensive page to find their campus policies and procedures as well as information about how to access health and mental health services.

CIM | COVID-19 Resources

CIM Building Access

CWRU students who wish to access the CIM building for classes and lessons will need to enter the building through the North entrance (Hazel Drive). CWRU ID Cards will give you access to the card swipe panel. Please allow a little extra time to get to your room location in case of delays, particularly during the first week of the fall semester.

If your ID Card is not working at first, you will need to enter on the west-facing side of the North entrance (the side that opens toward Hazel Drive and which has an intercom). Mr. Sean Schulze, Associate Dean for Academic Partnerships, will be there on Monday morning to direct students who are having difficulty. 

Card Swipe Access

Please make sure to request card swipe access to the CIM building. You will need to provide the 6-digit number on the back of your ID Card