bw covid safety

Updated July 22, 2022

Thank you to the BW community for your efforts during the years of this pandemic and to the BW Health Advisory Committee, which works tirelessly to safeguard our campus. BW will continue to emphasize numerous campus health measures and community protocols that, taken together, create a safer environment for our community.


Mask Optional

Masks are not required in public or indoor spaces like classrooms, common areas or at BW events. While masks are not required indoors, all community members are welcome to wear a mask. Masks are required in the BW Health Center and BW Speech Clinic.


Get Vaccinated

The best way to have the ultimate BW experience is to get vaccinated against COVID-19. We strongly recommend all members of our University community get vaccinated and receive their booster shots. The COVID-19 vaccine is the single most effective way to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19.


BW Health Protocols


In the Event of Positive Test Results


Yellow Jackets Care for Each Other

For anyone who needs help dealing with stress or anxiety, BW counseling and health care resources are available. All students have access to free, 24-hour telecare for counseling and health services through the JacketCare app. Register for JacketCare.


Travel and Study Abroad

BW Day and Overnight Travel and Study Abroad Policy

BW has resumed all student travel opportunities including day, overnight and study abroad trips as part of experiential education at BW. In accordance with CDC recommendations, individuals who are not fully vaccinated may be subject to pre- or post-travel COVID-19 testing. BW values the partnerships we have with our travel destinations, in respect of those locations, additional protocols may be required as outlined by those partner destinations.

Specific Travel Situations and Protocols


Conservatory Students


BW Health Committee