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 as we return to 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

All patrons 12 years of age and older must show proof of being fully vaccinated* OR provide a negative COVID-19 medical test result (PCR or antigen) taken within 72 hours of the event. Over-the-counter or at-home tests will not be accepted. All patrons must also present a state-issued photo ID in addition to their proof of vaccination/negative test result (photo ID is not required for minors who are accompanied by an adult). 

Masks are required in indoor spaces at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Patrons must bring and wear their own face coverings that fully cover both the nose and mouth. Masks are also strongly encouraged at outdoor venues, particularly where social distancing is not an option. Patrons may be asked to leave a venue if they are not adhering to Department of Music health and safety guidelines. 

*“Fully vaccinated” means a final COVID-19 vaccine dose was administered at least 14 days prior to the event

Acceptable Forms of Vaccination Documentation

  • CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card (physical card or digital photo) plus a state-issued photo ID* that matches the vaccination record card.

  • State of California Department of Public Health Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record plus a state-issued photo ID* that matches the Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record. The Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record must include the recipient’s name and all required vaccination dose dates. Get your Digital Covid-19 Vaccine Record sent to your mobile device for easy retrieval by visiting myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov.

  • UC Santa Barbara Faculty, Staff, and Students may present their daily green UCSB COVID-19 Clearance Survey Badge in lieu of a physical vaccination record card, digital photo of the card, or the Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record. The badge must be displayed via the UCSB Student Health portal and must show the date of the event. Clearance emails will not be accepted.

* Photo ID is not required for minors who are accompanied by an adult.

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