FAQs


  • The campus will maintain 24/7 access
  • Use the LiveSafe app to verify that (1) you do not have symptoms and (2) you have not had contact with anyone COVID positive
    • Show results to Campus Safety when driving in
  • Wear your CalArts ID at all times
  • All visitors must be vaccinated, sign into our visitor management system, and wear a visitor badge at all times

  • Do not come to campus if you have symptoms
  • Wear your CalArts ID at all times
  • Practice mindful distancing and physical contact
  • Wash hands regularly while on campus

All students, staff, and faculty will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of the COVID safety protocols so that they understand their responsibility for maintaining the health of the community.


  • Compliance issues can be reported using the LiveSafe app
  • Non-compliance among students will be handled by Community Standards in the President’s Office
  • Non-compliance among staff and faculty will be handled by Human Resources

  • Rapid testing will be made available on campus three times per week
  • Testing will also be provided by a 3rd party and occur under the following circumstances:
    • Anyone with a medical or religious exemption from being vaccinated will be required to be tested once a week (twice a week during performances)
    • Anyone exposed to COVID on or off campus will be required to be tested

  • If a student is exposed, meaning close contact, they are to report it on the LiveSafe app and a member of Covid Compliance will be in contact with the exposed person for further information. Please quarantine and monitor your health for 10 days, while wearing a medical grade mask both indoors and outdoors for those 10 days.

  • Anyone in the community testing positive for COVID must report this using the LiveSafe app and will need to isolate
  • We will continue to notify campus of all positive cases
  • CalArts conducts contact tracing through covidcompliance@calarts.edu.
  • If you are identified as a person who may have had close contact with someone COVID positive, you will be contacted and asked to take a COVID test 

  • There is no longer a strict distancing requirement, but we ask everyone to be mindful that distancing is a known way of limiting possible exposure.  
  • Classrooms should spread out as much as possible, but can be filled to capacity in some cases
  • If you have questions about how to best use a classroom, please email covidcompliance@calarts.edu

  • The air conditioner has been updated and the building is well ventilated
  • MERV14 filters have been added and will be changed out twice a year
  • We encourage everyone to maximize airflow whenever possible (such keeping the door open)

  • Working with a small teams of staff and faculty representing each school and the library we identified a number of spaces that could be reserved for outdoor classes
  • We are adding these spaces into our system on a case-by-case basis

On August 17th a memo was sent to all faculty entitled “Fall 2021 Faculty Support and Information”.  Please review this memo for information on:

  • Learn (LMS) support and training resources
  • Syllabus information and distribution
  • Communications with students
  • Course modalities (including switching modalities)
  • Campus activities within the Hybrid mode

  • Upload COVID-19 vaccination documentation by no later than August 30.
  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well
  • Complete the self-screening every day before coming to campus
  • Report positive cases through LiveSafe
  • Please pay attention to your email and emergency text notifications

Covid-19 Vaccine Schedules (for ages 18+)

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Covid-19 Vaccine Schedules (for ages 5-17)

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Covid-19 Vaccine Schedules (for people with weak immune systems)

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Covid-19 Vaccine Schedules - Booster/additional dose(s) for people who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine outside of the US, in a clinical trial, or that was mix-and-match

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