Last Updated April 28, 2022


BW Community Arts School is committed to providing a safe learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. We appreciate your cooperation with the following policies so we may continue offering high-quality arts education for all.


Effective Saturday, March 5, BW moved to mask optional. Masks are no longer required in public or indoor spaces like classrooms, common areas or at BW events. While masks are no longer required indoors during most activities, all community members are welcome to continue wearing a mask.

As noted on Baldwin Wallace University’s SPRING 2022: BW BE SAFE page, certain activities on campus may still require masks. All large ensembles and classes with group aerosol producing performance (singing and wind playing) will remain masked, preferably with N95, KF94 or KN95 masks. All Bands, Choirs, Orchestras will remain masked. This includes Community Arts School ensembles.

Get Vaccinated

The best way to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. We strongly recommend all members of our university community get vaccinated. Although it is not required, the COVID-19 vaccine is the single most effective way to protect our community as we resume full in-person experiences.

Monitor Symptoms

Please continue to monitor yourself and your family for any COVID-19 symptoms. When in doubt, stay home if you are feeling ill.

If you or your student test positive for COVID-19, please inform your instructor as soon as possible. Together with CAS staff, any necessary isolation and/or quarantine protocols will be determined at that time.

Learn more about Baldwin Wallace University’s current COVID-19 protocols.



  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated may choose to not wear a mask while on campus and do not need to maintain physical distancing while participating in CAS programs.
  • Individuals who have not been vaccinated must continue to wear a mask both inside and outside of buildings while maintaining physical distancing.
  • During CAS classes containing students ineligible for vaccinations because of their age group, both faculty members and students will continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.