School of Music > COVID-19 Updates
INFORMATION BELOW UPDATED 4/8/2022 -2PM
Update on On-Campus Masks from President Esteban, confirming mask-wearing will no longer be required in classrooms and labs starting April 11. However, DePaul will continue to be a mask-friendly campus and wearing a mask will be highly recommended for indoor spaces.
Please visit the university's resources page for continuing guidance on Covid-19 testing and positive test reporting.
INFORMATION BELOW UPDATED 1/14/2022 - 3 PM
Update on Covid-19 Booster and Mask Guidelines from President Esteban, confirming in-person activities beginning on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Testing: The university recommends testing before returning to campus. Here is the list for the hours of the university’s testing sites on the Lincoln Park Campus and Loop Campus, instructions for how to sign up for testing, and links to information about other testing sites in the Chicago area.
Masks: The university recommends wearing K95 or KN95 mask whenever possible. The university announced that they hope to make them available on campus. If you do not have a K95 or KN95 mask, it’s recommended that you double mask with a surgical mask and a cloth mask. Surgical masks (i.e. paper masks) are available on the first floor of HPC. For wind and brass musicians, you should continue to use the specially designed instrument masks while playing. We do not anticipate that mask requirements in the City of Chicago will change anytime soon.
COVID-19 Protocols If You Test Positive: If you test positive for COVID-19, the university requires you to report your case to the university. For more information about how to notify the university, please visit this site. The form is easy to fill out, and a university contact tracer will follow up with you. If you have been exposed to someone who tests positive at DePaul and deemed a close contact, someone from the university or public health agency may contact you.
If you have symptoms consistent with COVID 19, regardless of whether you are vaccinated or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you stay home and test negative for COVID-19 before returning to campus. Students should immediatly contact instructors to inform them of absence.
Boosters: The university requires DePaul students, staff, and faculty to receive a COVID 19 booster by March 1, 2022. All students received detailed information about the booster requirement in an email from the University Registrar. You will need to submit proof of a booster unless you have an exemption before you register for Spring Quarter courses. Registration opens February 10th; if possible, submit your proof of a booster by February 10th to register when your registration appointment opens. For students who need a booster, please visit the university’s information page about how to schedule one in Chicago.
All of the above items are subject to change, depending on any subsequent updates from the city, state, or university administration.
Winter Quarter Building Hours
Holtschneider Performance Center (2330 North Halsted) and Music North (804 West Belden)are open regular hours for Winter Quarter.
INFORMATION BELOW UPDATED 9/17/2021 - 10 AM
Below are a number of updates pertaining to School of Music facilities access in alignment with state, city, and university guidelines. All changes below go into effect immediately, unless otherwise noted.
Note: In alignment with mask guidance issued July 31, 2021, by the Chicago Department of Public Health, DePaul University has stated that everyone on campus—regardless of vaccination status—is required to wear a face mask indoors until further notice.
Holtschneider Performance Center (2330 North Halsted) & Jarvis Opera Hall (800 West Belden) will operate during Fall Quarter as follows:
Music North (804 West Belden) will operate during Fall Quarter as follows: