Access to Campus

On-Campus Access Protocols

Access to campus will require several steps for every person coming on campus.

  • Access through the main gate will require showing a CalArts ID badge that must be worn on a lanyard. This requirement applies to all occupants of a vehicle. Vendors will be placed on an access list or will be confirmed through an email to Campus Safety.
  • Access to the main building is limited to the Facilities/Campus Safety door adjacent to the loading dock.

LiveSafe App

Access health check-in will be handled at the Campus Safety window prior to entering the building. The CalArts community is asked to download the LiveSafe App available here: LiveSafe (free and available on Apple and Android stores) and create a LiveSafe profile.

Get the LiveSafe App

  •  The app will ask a series of questions regarding symptoms and exposure. Any individual who answers yes to any new symptom*, has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, or has traveled within the last 14 days, is asked to stay home.
  • In order to proceed onto campus, individuals will be asked to show campus personnel the green clearance stamp that appears on the smart phone screen or the clearance email you will receive after completing the symptom check.
  • If you are unable to access via a smartphone, you can access the screening tool from a browser by clicking the LiveSafe URL link

Note: If for any reason a member of the community does not have access to the app or does not want to use the online process for symptom check, a manual process will be administered upon entering the campus.

In general, we must all take responsibility for our own actions as well as be good citizens by looking out for others. If you see something, say something. If you see or notice any individual showing symptoms of illness, do not approach the individual. Instead, promptly report the situation to Campus Security immediately for appropriate handling.

*At this time, symptoms include one or more of the following:

  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or greater
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills or repeated shaking with chills
  • Sneezing, runny nose or new sinus congestion
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal (diarrhea; vomiting)
  • Loss of taste or smell

Campus, Building, and Room Capacities

Overall campus occupancy will be based on each building’s individual occupancy. Each classroom has been evaluated for its capacity to allow persons to socially distance from each other with a minimum of six feet distance between each other. Only rooms that meet the maximum enrollment for each class will be used. Rooms not being scheduled will be used for other purposes or will not be accessible to faculty or students. In addition, we have plans for outdoor classroom capability if it becomes necessary.

Engineering Controls

  • CalArts has implemented several enhanced measurements to ensure the safest possible environment:
    • Our HVAC team continually cleans and sanitizes all fan coils to prevent the spread of airborne viruses and molds.
    • Filters in each block are changed twice a year.
    • Current filters have been replaced with high efficiency MERV  14 filters.
    • Extra measures are in place to regularly clean all supply and return vent registers in all common areas, classrooms, and offices.

Food Service

Until LA County relaxes the current restrictions, food service on campus is limited to vending machines.

  • Individuals will be allowed to bring food items from home or obtain them from local eateries.
  • All items placed in a shared refrigerator must be identified or will be discarded.
  • Sharing food, drinks, utensils, or other items that could result in cross-contamination and spread of COVID-19 is not permitted.
  • Regardless of the food service option, everyone must wash their hands thoroughly before and after eating to reduce the potential transmission of the virus. Discard all used containers in the trash or recycle bins.
  • Public health guidelines will inform the opening of cafes and other contact-oriented food service.

CalArts Campus Safety Department

CalArts is committed to promoting a safe and secure environment for all campus members and visitors. CalArts has developed policies and procedures to ensure that every possible precaution is taken to protect persons on campus from harm. To contact Campus Safety at 661.222.2702

For more information on the annual safety report, daily crime logs, safety policies/tips, emergency planning, click the link provided.