Department of Music Coronavirus Updates

LAST UPDATED: Friday, January 8, 2021

The health of our students, faculty, staff and community is our top priority, and we will continue to communicate with you as this situation evolves. Please refer to go.ncsu.edu/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information on the university’s policies regarding the coronavirus.

When returning to Price Music Center and Broughton Hall, help us to protect the Pack and follow these procedures:

  1. Stay home if you have possible COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Self report in case you are diagnosed with COVID-19.
  3. Maintain physical distances in all spaces (6 ft).
  4. Face coverings are required at all times.
  5. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or inside your elbow.
  6. Clean your hands (wash or sanitize) often.
  7. Do not eat in common areas and shared spaces inside the building.
  8. Interact with staff for whom plexiglass protection was installed from behind the plexiglass.
  9. Have only 1 person in faculty and staff offices and practice rooms.
  10. Dispose of gloves, masks, wipes, and cleaning cloths appropriately in the landfill trash can. These items are not recyclable.
  11. Do not remove or change the newly displayed signage.

In addition to campus-wide community standards, the following safety guidelines are in effect for Price Music Center:

  1. Face coverings are required at all times.
  2. Use your elbow or appropriate objects to activate the automatic handicap entry buttons at the front of the building and avoid the high-touch door entry handles.
  3. Price Music Center will operate on a one-way traffic flow system. The primary entrance for Price will be the double doors along Cates Avenue. Exiting the building will be through the rear stairwell door (and around the building to your left).
  4. Occupants of PMC 110 or 120 will exit through the exit doors in those spaces. Traffic patterns will be clearly marked.
  5. The front staircase (Cates Avenue) will be restricted for travel up to the second floor. The rear staircase will be restricted to travel down to the first floor and out the exit at the rear of the building.
  6. Tables and seating throughout the building have been removed. Do not wait or sit on the floor in the hallways.
  7. A hand sanitizer dispenser will be located in the hallway near the Cates Avenue building entrance.
  8. Disinfect surfaces you will touch when you enter a room. Wipes will be available from dispensers in the hallways outside the practice rooms and in the large rehearsal halls. Please protect the pack…of wipes, and take only one.
  9. Water fountains will be available including water bottle refilling stations. They will be cleaned more frequently.

In addition to campus-wide community standards, the following safety guidelines are in effect for Broughton Hall:

  1. Face coverings are required at all times.
  2. The entrance to the music section of Broughton will be the keycard entrance on Stinson Avenue with stairs leading up to it. This door will require keycard access to enter. Please contact Colin Moore at ctmoore4@ncsu.edu to arrange for access to Broughton. The lower level doors on the side of the building will be exit only.
  3. Use your elbow or appropriate objects to activate the automatic handicap entry buttons at the front of the building and avoid the high-touch door entry handles.
  4. Tables and seating throughout the building have been removed. Do not wait or sit on the floor in the hallways.
  5. Disinfect surfaces you will touch when you enter a room. Wipes will be available in each room. Please protect the pack…of wipes, and take only one.
  6. Water fountains will be available including water bottle refilling stations. They will be cleaned more frequently.

The practice rooms in Price Music Center will be available for students by reservation only and during reduced hours.

Reservations are essential because rooms must be left vacant for an hour in between occupants as a safety measure to allow for proper air exchange. This ensures that each time someone enters a practice room, any potentially contaminated air has been replaced with clean air.

Disinfecting wipes will be available to wipe down piano keys before use. More information on how to reserve a practice room can be found here.

For the safety of our students, campus community and friends we will not hold indoor or in-person concerts this spring. Our ensemble directors are developing a variety of innovative plans for live streamed or recorded performances. Music performance minors will have recitals and family and friends will be able to watch them online.

Instrument rentals are available for students this spring, by appointment only. Read the instrument rental announcement for information on how to schedule your appointment.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Colin Moore (ctmoore4@ncsu.edu) with questions regarding rentals and building access.

In order to reduce traffic and density in the building, locker rentals will only be available for larger instruments and students requiring special accommodations. Contact Colin Moore at ctmoore4@ncsu.edu with any questions about instrument storage.

We strongly encourage students to follow the guidelines recommended by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for the cleaning of both rented and personal instruments. 

Pack Essentials – This is a difficult time — help is available. NC State and campus partners have developed many programs to support students in need of food, housing, financial, and educational security. Don’t wait; if you’re experiencing challenges due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) submit a Pack Essentials application today.

Stay active – WellRec is sharing free online workouts you can do at home!

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