Covid-19 Information and Resources

The following page details COVID information and resources for the Department of Music. Those that are looking for WWU campus COVID information should visit Western's Coronavirus Information site.

Performing Arts Center Hours and Safety Guidelines

This section includes PAC hours during winter and spring 2021, and information regarding required COVID testing, daily attestation, and PAC safety guidelines. 

Performing Arts Center Hours

The Performing Arts Center (PA/PAC) is closed for regular use during summer quarter.

Safety Guidelines and Requirements

Details regarding fall 2021 access will be posted in September 2021. As of April 14, 2021 WWU is on Level 3 of the Safe Start Plan and we are hopeful that we will move closer to Level 4 for fall which will allow greater flexibility and access to the PAC.

All students accessing the PAC for classes, practice rooms, remote-learning, or rehearsals must be tested on campus every two weeks and fill out the daily attestation form according to university policy and guidelines.

In-person classes, rehearsals, remote-learning

Students who have chosen to be vaccinated may submit proof of their vaccination to avoid required on-campus testing.

  • Upload your vaccination card through the MyWesternHealth Portal after two weeks following your last dose. 
  • Processing could take up to five business days.
  • Continue to test on campus until your vaccination is processed. Your badge will tell you the next testing deadline. 
  • If you have chosen not to get the vaccine you must be tested on campus every two weeks. 

Attestation vs. Testing/Vaccine

All students coming to campus must submit the daily attestation survey regardless of vaccine status. Only on-campus testing is waived once the vaccination card is processed.

From the COVID Vaccine Page

Click this link to access the WWU COVID Vaccine Page

As a student with an on-campus presence, if I'm fully vaccinated, do I still have to get tested every two weeks?

Any fully vaccinated student with an on-campus presence will no longer be required to participate in surveillance testing every two weeks. To be cleared from this testing requirement, students can submit a copy of their COVID Immunization Card to the Student Health Center (SHC) via the secure patient portal at MyWesternHealth. SHC staff will update the COVID Clearance Status and remove the testing requirement. Daily health screens will continue to be required. Uploading the COVID vaccine card in MyWesternHealth is a secure and safe way to communicate private health information to the Student Health Center, and student vaccination information will not be shared.

Updated guidelines for fall 2021 will be posted in September 2021. 

A mask is required for all students, faculty, and staff in the Performing Arts Center (PAC).

  • Brass, voice, wind: Brass, voice, and wind students rehearsing alone in a practice room, remote-learning room, or rehearsal room may remove their mask during their reservation.
  • Guitar, percussion, piano, and strings: Guitar, percussion, piano, and strings students must always keep their masks on in the PAC at all times.
  • Recitals: Those performing a solo recital may remove their mask if indicated by the department through recital guidelines.

Students, faculty, and staff cannot enter any space during ventilation time. Students cannot enter a room unless it is previously reserved for practice, remote-learning, rehearsals, or FTF classes. Students must leave the PAC immediately after their last class or reservation.

Using the instructions posted in each room, use a disinfecting wipe to wipe down anything you have touched including doorknobs, light switches, and music stands. Dispose of wipes in trash cans located in the practice room hallway. Do NOT use bleach wipes on the pianos.

The ICS team and university consider the use of the PAC as a privilege. Any student who fails to follow guidelines will lose access to the PAC. Thousands of other students need/want to access campus spaces that are unavailable to them. Your cooperation is a shared responsibility and crucial for the safety of all students, faculty, and staff in the CFPA and university.

PAC Space Available to Students

This section contains information for reserving PAC practice rooms, and requests for remote-learning rooms, and rehearsal space. 

Practice Rooms

PAC practice rooms are currently restricted to music majors and minors and those enrolled in music courses. 

All guidelines will be updated in September 2021.

All guidelines will be updated in September 2021.

Links and Resources

Performances and Course Modality

Fall 2021 Recitals

Guidelines for fall 2021 recitals will be added to this page in September 2021. 

Safety guidelines will be updated in September 2021.

Safety guidelines will be updated in September 2021.

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact the Program Coordinator, Lee Anne Frahn if you have any questions or concerns.

Looking for more information?

If you have any questions, we're happy to find you an answer. Call the Music Department Office 360-650-3130, or view the directory of faculty and staff.