November 17, 2020

Dear CIM community members,

Today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued a curfew, which goes into effect on November 19. From 10pm to 5am, all residents are asked to remain home, other than for truly essential travel like for work or medical care.

What does this mean for CIM?
We have carefully evaluated scheduled activities through the weekend, and determined that building hours will remain as usual through Sunday, due to a number of important performances and recording sessions. All recording sessions and performances will still occur at their currently scheduled time. That said, we strongly encourage you to complete your work in the building and return home by 10pm for the balance of the week, if at all possible. This is one of the few steps we as a community can take to protect each other and, as we prepare for the holiday break, to also protect our loved ones. Your participation is appreciated.

Building hours beginning November 23
Beginning on Monday, building hours will be reduced for the weeks remaining before the holiday closure. The building will open at 8am and close at 10pm each day between November 23 and December 13 except for:
  • The main building and 1609 Hazel practice rooms will be completely closed on November 25, 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. No access will be allowed, so if you are staying in Cleveland past November 20, be sure to take your instrument and any other necessary items with you by end of day November 24. Note that 1609 Hazel residents who have approved extended stays during these dates may use those practice rooms. (Staff, November 25 is a work from home day, and November 26 & 27 are holidays.)
  • The main building will be open 8am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29, and 1609 Hazel practice rooms will be open 8am-10pm to non-residents.

The main building will close at 10pm on December 13 and remain closed through January 3, 2020. Students staying in Cleveland may practice at 1609 Hazel during most of this time (see this email for details).

Click here for the complete building hours schedule, updated with this information.

Thank you for doing your part to halt the rapid increase in local cases of COVID-19, and for your care for your valued colleagues in the CIM community.


Madeline Lucas Tolliver
Interim Dean, Artistic and Facilities Operations