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Response to COVID19

The WVU Community Music Program offers 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. 


As of July 27, and unless another announcement is made before the start of the Fall semester, WVU has updated its COVID-19 guidanceas campuses across the WVU System prepare for the start of the 2022-23 academic year and the first day of classes Aug. 17.

Masks, classrooms and research

Masks are not required on WVU campuses but are always welcome. The University will stock dispensers with disposable masks and hand sanitizer. If a person contracts COVID-19, they must isolate for 5 days and wear a mask for an additional 5 days while in the classroom or other indoor spaces. While faculty and advisors may not require masks, they may share that they prefer masks be worn in their classrooms and offices. Virtual options for non-class office meetings are available for those not comfortable meeting without a mask.

Faculty are not required to create seating charts this semester. 

Students who contract COVID-19 will be responsible for alerting instructors and working with them on a plan for missed classes and course work.

For personal safety and the safety of others, students and employees should not ignore symptoms of COVID-19. Those with any COVID-19 symptoms should not report to campus for work or class.

Private Music Instruction

Community Music Program faculty, students, and parents are not required to wear masks during private music instruction anymore. Nevertheless, all parties involved are welcome to do so, and also express their personal preference to the music instructor and parent. Music students, teachers, and guardians can take advantage of the hand sanitizer and disposable masks found in each music classroom. 

Read more: WVU has updated its COVID-19 guidance (July 2022)

Stay informed 

WVU will no longer maintain a University-specific COVID-19 dashboard since data is available through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human ResourcesPandemic information, related resources and links to previously archived WVU dashboards are available at related to COVID-19 and WVU's health and safety protocols can be sent via email to or by calling 304-293-6006.