MIC COVID-19 Information & Updates

 

Last updated: May 9, 2022

 

Masking

All visitors to Music Institute of Chicago buildings, ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth. 

 

What should I do if I have Covid-like symptoms? 
If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, shortness of breath, or coughing, please do not enter an MIC facility. Please contact your teacher to make arrangements for online instruction if you feel well enough to take a lesson.

 

What should I do if I test positive for Covid? 
If you learn that you have tested positive for COVID-19, you are not permitted in an MIC building until 5 days after your most recent positive test and only if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.

 

What should I do if I have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid? 
If you learn you have been in close contact (less than 6 feet away from someone with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, the CDC recommends the following:
 
If you are fully vaccinated
If you are up to date on your vaccinations, you do not need to quarantine. You may continue to enter MIC buildings with a mask. The CDC recommends getting a Covid test after five days. If you test positive, quarantine for at least 5 days, after which you may enter MIC buildings if you are symptom-free.

If you are not fully vaccinated
If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, quarantine for at least 5 days. You are not permitted to enter an MIC building until at least 5 days after the exposure. The CDC recommends getting a Covid test after five days.  If you test positive, quarantine for at least 5 days, after which you may enter MIC buildings if you are symptom-free.

What to Expect Upon Arrival at an MIC Campus

  1. Please read the screening questions at the entrance and "Self-Screen." If you answer "yes" to any of the questions, please do not enter the facility. Contact your teacher to make arrangements for a remote lesson. 
  2. MIC staff will ask you whether or not you are experiencing any symptoms and whether or not you have traveled internationally in the last 7 days. If you answer "yes" to either question, you will not be permitted to enter the building.
  3. MIC staff will enter your arrival time on the pre-printed registration lists at the entrance. This is done in case contact tracing should be necessary.

 

International Travel
Faculty, staff, students, and visitors who have traveled internationally withint the past 7 days are not permitted to enter MIC buildings unless they show proof of a negative Covid test taken 3-5 days after their return to the United States. MIC will accept a negative result of an at-home Covid test accompanied by a signed attestation form stating that they have tested negative within 3-5 days after their return from international travel. Please complete and print the attestation form for Covid testing and present it upon entry to the building. Once this is provided, in-person lessons may continue. Please contact your teacher in advance to make arrangements for online instruction while awaiting test results. Please submit test results directly to Dean Emily Abraham or to front desk staff.

 

Please note that MIC staff and faculty are required to be vaccinated. Our stringent safety protocols have made MIC a safe place to work and learn.

 

Proof of Covid Vaccination or Negative Covid Test - No longer required, effective February 7, 2022


In the days ahead, MIC will continue to watch the data closely and monitor and respond to the evolving guidance from the IDPH and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).