Due to the developing situation with COVID-19, some NDSU and Performing Arts events may be disrupted.
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March 24, 2020

Fargo, N.D. - We remain concerned about the seriousness of the national Coronavirus health situation. Performing Arts has a faculty and staff team that addresses ongoing issues daily, and is continually dealing with the changing situation. Student and staff safety is of paramount importance. Yet we still are committed to delivering high quality online continuing instruction in Music and Theatre.

NDSU announced on March 21 that online distance delivery will be the model for all instruction until the end of the semester. To limit health risks on campus, the following policies are now in place for the Reineke Fine Arts Center, the Music Education Building, and Askanase Hall. Conditions may change.

1. Events and activities: All direct instruction, performances, and rehearsals in the buildings are suspended until further notice.

2. Access: Except for faculty and staff activities for maintenance, delivery of online instruction, and the exceptions below, the buildings are closed.

  • Access is prohibited for any with cold or flu symptoms.
  • From March 23 through March 27, the Music Education building will be unlocked during normal business hours. Students may enter for up to 15 minutes to retrieve personal items from lockers and drop off music and school-owned instruments. Students should not congregate in the student lounges, and should practice sanitation with wipes provided.
  • Special instrument practice rooms (piano-major, percussion) will be made available on a limited basis, with special permission.

3. Safety: Social distancing and sanitary procedures must be followed.

4. Contact: Students should contact their instructors regarding coursework and advising, and Performing Arts staff for other assistance.

Watch this space for updates. We’re all concerned about everyone’s health and safety.

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