Response to COVID19The WVU Community Music Program is resuming in person activities and is continuing virtual instruction after request and mutual agreement with the assigned instructor. We are doing our best to prioritize the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. We ask that you remain in contact with us with any questions or concerns regarding the delivery of in-person private instruction. Our website will be updated frequently to reflect any guideline changes that may occur in the near future.
This announcement is an extension of requirements put in place in September which were set to be reevaluated in early October: West Virginia University has revised its masking guidelines and after October 21 mask requirements for individuals in all indoor spaces will be lifted, regardless of vaccination status. However, masks will be required for all those in classrooms, teaching and research labs on all campuses.
The College of Creative Arts is considering its performance venues to be part of classroom/lab settings as they are being used to present student work. As such, all audiences will be required to wear masks. Signage at the entrances to those rooms will state “Masks required in all venues regardless of vaccination status; disposable masks available from house management.”
Private Music Instruction
String and piano players are asked to wear a mask at all times, while woodwind and brass players, and vocalists are asked to wear masks when not playing or singing, and utilize the plastic divider placed in the classrooms for extra safety. Brass players are asked to use bell covers while playing indoors and carry their own little cloth/towel to place on the floor for the drainage of accumulated fluid in the instrument. Everyone entering campus buildings and facilities - including any classroom, lab or venue being used as a classroom - must wear a mask properly above the nose and keep it on while inside.
Vaccine clinic and testing opportunities
WVU strongly encourages everyone to be vaccinated and for students and employees to verify their vaccine status at http://myhousing.wvu.edu. In partnership with the Monongalia County Health Department, WVU continues to host weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics on campus on Fridays from 1-3 p.m. in the lower gym of the Student Recreation Center. No appointment is necessary. Free parking is available in lot ST-4.
At this time, the clinics only will offer the Pfizer vaccine. Those who are interested in receiving a vaccine may visit a clinic during operating hours. Vaccines will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. First and second doses as well as booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine will be available at the clinic. Children aged 12 to 17 are eligible to receive a vaccine at the clinic if they are accompanied by a legal guardian.
In addition to the weekly vaccination clinics, WVU Medicine Student Health has the Pfizer vaccine available for WVU students at its clinic in the Health and Education Building. Walk-in appointments are offered during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
The Monongalia County Health Department also is offering free vaccinations by appointment on most days at its facility at 453 Van Voorhis Rd. Anyone who wishes to be vaccinated can call the Monongalia County Health Department at 304-598-5119 to schedule an appointment.
Other vaccination opportunities can be found at vaccines.gov. The University is partnering with the Monongalia County Health Department to hold community testing on campus.
Free COVID-19 testing is available at the Student Recreation Center:
- Mondays – 8 a.m. to noon
- Tuesdays – noon to 4 p.m.
- Wednesdays – noon to 4 p.m.
- Thursdays – 8 a.m. to noon
- Fridays – 8 a.m. to noon
COVID-19 updates are available through WVU’s public dashboard on the. Return to Campus website which features daily testing information updated by 2 p.m., as well as vaccination verification rates, isolation and quarantine data updated each Wednesday by 2 p.m.