With our community of students, faculty and staff back on campus this fall, we must work together to keep each other safe through vaccination, masks and testing.
Our first priority is vaccination. Vaccination is mandatory for faculty, students, and staff. Masks will be an additional protective measure. Under Los Angeles County’s public health rules, face masks must be worn in indoor public spaces, including in classrooms. They will also be required in certain outdoor events.
Another important part of our health and safety plan is testing for COVID-19. CalArts will provide rapid testing on campus on an as-needed basis. Anyone with a medical or religious exemption from being vaccinated will be required to be tested once a week (twice a week during performances). Testing will also be required for anyone exposed to COVID-19 on or off campus.
Additional safety protocols that we ask our community to adhere to include:
completing a daily symptom screening via the LiveSafe app before entering campus
staying home from campus if you have COVID-19 symptoms
wearing your CalArts ID at all time
practicing mindful distancing and physical contact
washing your hands regularly while on campus