Select Group Activities to Return June 1

New COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Select Group Activities to Return June 1

See the latest safety guidelines for lessons, classes, & camps

LAST UPDATED: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 3:30pm

Beginning June 1 with the lifting of the City of Milwaukee restrictions, the Conservatory will be following CDC guidelines as we continue to welcome students for in-person instruction and select group activities.

1) Upon building entry, exit, and in all common areas, we require masking due to a large percentage of the Conservatory’s population not being vaccine eligible.

2) Masking is required for all students under the age of 12. All teachers teaching this age will wear masks for lessons and classes.

3) Faculty members will mask for individual lessons based on their student’s preference.

Below, you’ll find our full list of safety measures and instructions for students returning to in-person learning.

Four Steps to a Safe Return Full List of Safety Measures

Four Steps for a Safe Return

To ensure a healthy learning environment, we are asking in-person lesson students to observe these four steps for a safe return when visiting a WCM location.

mask policies

At this time masks are required in all Conservatory common areas and during activities with students under the age of 12. Faculty members will mask for individual lessons based on their student’s preference.

Woodwind and brass players are asked to mask their instruments and vocalists are asked to stay masked during their lesson. Instrument masks can be found at local retailers such as Brass Bell, White House of Music or online. Your teacher can make a recommendation on an appropriate mask for your specific instrument.


health screen


All WCM students, faculty, & staff are asked to complete a secure, pre-visit health screening using HealthCheck by Stratum. Once downloaded, view the activation instructions & create your account for this HIPAA, PHI, PII, CCPA, and GDPR compliant service.

Before each lesson, students are asked to answer a short series of questions directed by the CDC and in observance of local & state guidelines. A “green” means that a student may enter for their lesson. If a student’s health check comes back in the “yellow” or “red” zone, that student will be asked to remain online for the day’s lesson.

Students are asked to check in via the app or on the website portal before arriving at the building.

Download – App Store    Download – Google Play


All buildings can be entered and exited through the main entrances. A staff member* will meet you at entrances to confirm the completion of each student’s health check.

Students may either show the bar code on the HealthCheck app or can ask the staff member to verify their successful check.

* Wilson Center Students will be asked to display their bar codes to dedicated Wilson Center staff.


Students may be picked up at each location’s main entrance following their lesson. You may request that your teacher send you a text message after each lesson to coordinate pick-up times.

At the McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion and the Wilson Center, the front circle drive can be used for quick student drop-off and pick-up. Please note that this area doubles as a fire lane and parking or idling is not allowed.


Families can also utilize the rear parking lot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional parking can be found at nearby McKinley Marina. Please park inside the spaces as marked and note all posted guidelines.

Reopening Policies

Below, you’ll find a partial list of our reopening safety measures for students, faculty & staff (per CDC Guidelines for Schools).

  • Pre-Visit Health Reporting | HealthCheck by Stratum App
    HIPAA, PHI, PII, CCPA, & GDPR compliant
  • Room/Instrument/Equipment Sanitation
    Before & After Each Lesson or Activity
  • Upgraded HVAC Air Circulation to Maximize Airflow
    Downtown Milwaukee Location (McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion)
  • Physical Distancing & Mask Policies
  • Sanitizing Kits in All Classrooms
  • Updated Room Capacities & New Traffic Patterns at Each Location

Recommended Resources


Milwaukee Health Department                                 Center for Disease Control


Wisconsin Department of Health Services                       World Health Organization