Our commitment to your health and safety

The Department of Music is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community members in attendance at our live, in-person events. Protocols for attending in-person events will be developed at the discretion of the department and in conjunction with the evolving university, county, and state health guidelines, and are subject to change over the course of the academic year. The Department of Music will endeavor to keep patrons informed of any changes to safety protocols with as much notice as possible. To stay up-to-date with the latest event protocols, please subscribe to our weekly events newsletter

Protocols for attending In-person Department of Music events

Indoor masking in shared spaces on the UC Santa Barbara campus is welcomed, although not required, in alignment with the recommendations recently released by the California Department of Public Health. Face masks, both surgical and N95, are available without charge for students, faculty, and staff at the UCEN Campus Store Customer Service desk and the A.S. Pardall Center, and at other locations on campus.

Due to the low rate of COVID-19 positivity, the decreasing number of weekly tests performed on campus, and the availability of at-home rapid antigen tests, the university will modify its COVID-19 mitigation efforts at the start of the 2023 winter quarter. Changes are consistent with evolving approaches at other UC campuses and current public health guidelines. Conditions for these COVID-19 operational changes depend on COVID-19 positivity remaining low. The pandemic will continue to be monitored carefully, and if warranted, procedures and operations will be re-established as needed to ensure the welfare of the campus community.

For more information regarding UC Santa Barbara's COVID-19 safety measures, please visit the university's COVID-19 information pages.