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COVID-19 safety protocols for Department of Music events (updated 16 June 2022)

Current COVID policies for Department of Music events

Your health and safety are our top priorities. Please be assured that the Department of Music is following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Santa Clara County, and the state of California for increased health and safety procedures.

The Stanford Department of Music is presenting in-person events in our venues as we continue the 2021–22 academic year. The following policies are based on current state, local, and university guidance. As has been the case for the past several months, this information is subject to change; we will keep you informed via our various publicity channels and signage posted at our venues regarding current COVID policies applying to our concerts.

  • Patrons should stay home if they are experiencing a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19.

  • Visitors and non-student spouses/family who have been to the Stanford campus and test positive for COVID-19 must, within 10 days of their visit, complete a reporting form to assist Stanford in reducing exposure by assessing the need for enhanced cleaning and complying with the state’s general building exposure notice requirements. The reporting form is available here.

  • Vaccination or negative COVID test verification is no longer required for entry across all Department of Music venues, including Bing Concert Hall and Studio.

  • Masks are recommended, but not required, for both unvaccinated and vaccinated patrons across all Department of Music venues, unless otherwise indicated by the event presenter. 

While we are taking measures to enhance the safety of our patrons and employees, an inherent risk of exposure to and infection with COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, and a visit to a Department of Music venue may still pose a risk to your safety. By visiting a Department of Music event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in removal from the venue.