Last updated July 28, 2022.

As a division of Lawrence University, LCMS will adhere to all guidelines of the University concerning masks and/or other COVID-related protocols.

Lawrence University is currently in green light, mask-friendly status.


  • All fall programming will start under this directive. If at any time Lawrence University shifts to requiring masks or other protocols on campus, LCMS will also require them.
  • All LCMS programs, regardless of program site, will follow LU protocols at all times. If the site itself has stricter guidelines, then our programs and students will adhere to those additional protocols as well.


  • Starting August 15, 2022, masking will no longer be required in our lobby area.
  • Students should check with their teacher as to the current masking policy while in classes/lessons. Mask friendly status does allow teachers discretion in how they handle their teaching space. Please be respectful of teacher’s wishes. Students are welcome to wear a mask at any time during classes and lessons.
  • Bell covers are suggested for wind instruments.
  • Students who have had a positive COVID-19 result should mask for an additional 5 days beyond the isolation period (see below)

Building Etiquette & Safety Precautions

  • Students should not attend an in-person program or enter a Lawrence building while they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, or fatigue. If symptoms are mild, your teacher may be able to provide an online lesson; please contact your teacher as soon as possible if any symptoms are present.
    • Students also should stay home if an immediate family member is sick and experiencing respiratory symptoms.
  • If students receive a positive COVID-19 test, we ask that you follow these guidelines:
    • The day symptoms begin is Day Zero.
    • After Day 5, if there are no symptoms and the student has been fever-free for 24 hours, the student may return to their LCMS program in person
    • A tight-fitting mask should be worn for an additional 5 days