CIM Community Message on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a diverse and globally engaged conservatory with world-class students and faculty, the Cleveland Institute of Music is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, and urges everyone to take appropriate cautionary measures to protect their health and that of the community. There are currently no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 at CIM.

CIM partners with Case Western Reserve University for student health services and works collaboratively with CWRU on the health and safety of the entire campus community. Visit CWRU’s comprehensive page with detailed information, campus policies and procedures and information about how to access health and mental health services.

In addition to working closely with CWRU, CIM is following the guidelines set forth by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Cuyahoga County Department of Health (CCDH).

CIM Communications

To read past emails sent to the CIM community about COVID-19 and business operations, visit the links below. More recent communications regarding the return to campus for fall 2020, visit  

Read Email Communications

Prevention & Protection

CIM has stepped up its already stringent cleaning protocols so students and their families and our faculty and staff can have peace of mind when they return. Learn more about the protocols and safety measures currently in place. We also ask that all community members follow these best practices:

Wear a mask & maintain social distancing

Wear an appropriate facial covering – covering both nose and mouth – and other protective gear as directed by the institution. Facial coverings are mandatory for everyone while inside the building.

Maintain appropriate physical distancing, especially in classroom settings or the presence of older members of the community.

Stay home & seek medical attention

Stay home and seek medical attention if you are not feeling well, especially if you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath or other flu-like symptoms.

You should also remain at home if you've been exposed to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.

Wash your hands & use hand sanitizer

Wash your hands often with soap and water (20 seconds of scrubbing) or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if water is not readily available. Be sure to cover all surfaces and rub until dry.

Cover your cough/sneeze

Cough/sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your elbow. Dispose of used tissues immediately into the trash. Then wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your face

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, which accelerates the spread of infections.