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Peabody Preparatory Fall Return to Campus Summary: 

  • Masking will be required for¬†ALL¬†students, families, faculty, and staff.¬†
  • All eligible students over the age of 12¬†MUST¬†be vaccinated¬†or have received an approved¬†exemption¬†to return to in-person instruction.¬†
  • The fall semester will begin online on Wednesday, September¬†8 and in-person learning will begin on Monday, September 20.¬†¬†


The¬†Peabody¬†Preparatory¬†is¬†looking forward to¬†welcoming¬†back¬†our student¬†to campus in-person and, to ensure the safety of all our student populations, both Preparatory and Conservatory, will be following robust health and safety protocols as detailed below.‚ÄĮ¬†

Students 12 years old and older:‚ÄĮ¬†

  • Masking will be required for‚ÄĮALL‚ÄĮstudents.‚ÄĮ¬†
  • For‚ÄĮALL‚ÄĮstudents 12 years and older Johns Hopkins has extended its vaccine requirement to include‚ÄĮALL‚ÄĮeligible Preparatory students, including all adult students.‚ÄĮTherefore,‚ÄĮALL‚ÄĮeligible Preparatory students over the age of 12‚ÄĮMUST BE‚ÄĮvaccinated to return to‚ÄĮANY‚ÄĮPreparatory campus.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†
  • Emails have been sent from the Preparatory for each individual registered student 12 years and older to verify vaccine status.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮVerification emails have been sent to the email address we have on file in our registration system. This is the same email you use to log into
  • The Preparatory will continue to use the‚ÄĮAUXS Safety App‚ÄĮto administer electronic health checks to grant access to campus. As student‚Äôs vaccine status is verified, students will be given access to the AUXS Safety App.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†
  • Following the University‚Äôs vaccine definition of‚ÄĮmedical and religious‚ÄĮexemptions, students may request an exemption. Students intending to apply for an exemption may indicate their intent to do so as part of the vaccine verification process. Students¬†who are granted the exemption may be allowed to return to campus, depending on their specific instrument and type of instruction, however, both masking and distancing will apply.‚ÄĮ¬†
  • Students who have received their initial vaccine dose and are awaiting their second dose, may return to campus, however, depending on their specific instrument and type of instruction both masking and distancing may apply until they reach full vaccination status‚ÄĮ¬†
  • For more detailed instrument specific information, please refer to the Peabody¬†Preparatory¬†guidance for applied instruction ‚Äď Fall 2021‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†

Students UNDER the age of 12 years old:‚ÄĮ¬†

Preparatory parents/guardians:‚ÄĮ¬†¬†

  • Preparatory parents/guardians are allowed to return to campus, however, all are expected to follow all university mandates regarding‚ÄĮguests on campus‚ÄĮ(see FAQ‚Äôs) including‚ÄĮindoor masking policies.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†
  • Given the limited space available to wait for lessons and classes, you may drop your student off or for younger students walk your student to their lesson or class, however, no waiting in the hallways will be permitted on any campus.¬†
  • For classes where younger students are accompanied by a parent in the classroom, we are requesting that only vaccinated parents participate as the in-class or in-lesson parent.¬†

The Preparatory is developing its own internal vaccine management process for our student population. To fully develop this system and the processes behind it, we will require some additional time before bringing students back to campus. Therefore, the fall semester will begin as follows:‚ÄĮ¬†

  • *Wednesday, September 8, 2021‚ÄĮ‚Äď Preparatory semester will begin‚ÄĮONLINE‚ÄĮfor ALL Preparatory students.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†
  • *Monday, September 20, 2021‚ÄĮ‚Äď Preparatory students to return to campus for‚ÄĮIN-PERSON‚ÄĮlearning‚ÄĮ ¬†

*Students in Peabody Children‚Äôs Chorus will receive separate instructions from the PCC team regarding your return to campus plan.‚ÄĮ¬†

Online Learning for Fall 2021  

Given the rapid spread of the Delta variant and the fact that our under-12 student population remains ineligible to be vaccinated, the Preparatory will allow students to remain online with the following restrictions:‚ÄĮ¬†

  • Private Instruction: Priority lesson days and times will be given to in-person students to allow teachers to create their optimal schedule for their in-person teaching days. Many teachers will be unable to recreate their home online studio space on campus and may opt to not teach their online students while on campus.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†
  • Group Classes: Where feasible, students may opt to remain online; however, given the varying degree of access to appropriate technology throughout the Preparatory campus locations, the Preparatory cannot guarantee that all group classes can¬†accommodate both in-person and online participants. Priority will be given to in-person students.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†

Return to Campus

JHU Affiliate Preparatory Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Students will follow the return to campus guidelines set forth by JHU for campus access including all testing, contact tracing, and containment protocols along with the use of the ProDensity App.

Non-JHU Affiliate Parents/Guardians/Students will use the Auxs Safety App S1 as their online health-check portal. 

Parents are required to conduct the online health-check via the Auxs Safety App S1 for each individual student on the day they intend to physically be on campus. The app will ask the following questions:

  • Do you live with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) within the last 14 days?
  • Do you currently have any of these symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, acute loss of taste or smell, headache, diarrhea/vomiting, new fatigue/muscle aches or runny nose/congestion that began in the last 72 hours?

If the response to all questions is negative, an electronic green go pass will be issued via the app and also sent to account emails permitting access the campus for the day the questionnaire is completed. Each student coming to campus must show their individual green go pass to Preparatory staff at the entrance to the Towson Campus to be permitted onsite.

If the response to any of the questions is affirmative, students will not be permitted to participate in on-campus activities and will receive an electronic red stop pass indicating that they are not permitted on campus. Students who have not verified their vaccine status will not be able to access the green go pass to receive access to campus.

Students are only permitted on campus with a green go pass issued by the Auxs Safety App S1 or, if they are Johns Hopkins affiliates, by the ProDensity app.

In addition to completing the online health-check, the following process will be utilized for bringing students to campus:

  • Weekdays: Please show your student‚Äôs green go pass to your Preparatory instructor.¬†
  • Saturdays: All Preparatory students should show their green go pass to Preparatory staff stationed at the following entrances. Please use ONLY the entrances listed below:¬†
    • Either Garage Entrance¬†
    • Mews Entrance on Charles Street
  • Dulaney Valley Road: Please show your student‚Äôs green go pass to the Towson Campus staff.¬†
  • Towson Presbyterian Church: Please show your student‚Äôs green go pass to the PCC staff.¬†
  • St. John‚Äôs Episcopal Church and Parish Day School: Please show your student‚Äôs green go pass to your Preparatory instructor.¬†
  • Garden Presbyterian Church: Please show your student‚Äôs green go pass to the PCC staff.¬†
  • Maryland Hall: Please show your student‚Äôs green go pass to your Preparatory instructor.¬†

The Auxs Safety App S1

Text: Auxs Safety App powered by AuxsThe Quick Reference Guide to the Auxs Safety App includes instructions for:

  • Peabody Preparatory is using AUXS Safety App S1.
  • App Registration
  • IOS/Apple Install Guide
  • Android Install Guide
  • How to Change Your Password
  • COVID-19 Screening Form
  • Auxs Safety App S1 Support Contact Information

COVID-19 Testing and Positive Test results 

Faculty/Staff Testing and Positive Test Results: Faculty and Staff will follow all JHU testing, reporting, quarantining, and return to work protocols regarding positive test results.

  • Response to¬†positive Faculty/Staff COVID-19¬†case:
    • Preparatory staff will work to contact students regarding a positive test result.
    • Parents/Guardians of students will be informed of a potential exposure to a positive COVID case.
    • Students in close contact with the faculty will be required to remain off campus for 14 days.

Student Positive Test Result: Johns Hopkins will not be able to offer COVID testing to Preparatory Students. All students who test positive during the course of the semester should be reported to the local Department of Health for contact tracing and Parents/Guardians should inform the Preparatory of potential exposure.

  • Response to¬†Student testing positive:
    • Students who test positive for¬†COVID-19 are excluded from in-person¬†activities¬†until they receive negative test results. Their Auxs Safety App S1 will continue to show a¬†red¬†stop¬†pass¬†for 14 days after the initial positive test communication.
  • Response to Close Contact with a¬†Student with a positive¬†COVID-19¬†test:
    • Faculty will be informed of potential exposure and Faculty/Staff will follow all JHU guidance regarding COVID exposure.
    • Parents/Guardians of students will be informed of a potential exposure to a positive COVID case.
    • Students in close contact (defined as having been less than six feet apart for more than 15 minutes) with the student will be required to remain off campus for 14 days. Their Auxs Safety App S1 will continue to show a¬†red¬†stop¬†pass¬†for 14 days after the initial positive test communication.

Peabody Preparatory Guidance for Applied Instruction

For instrument-specific guidance around studio lessons and ensemble classes, please read the Preparatory’s detailed return-to-campus guidance for applied instruction at These protocols have been developed with input from the university’s leading health experts to ensure the safety of our community.