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COVID-19 Resources

Last updated on Jul 08, 2021

Updated 7/8/2021

COVID SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

As we welcome our Young Artists, faculty, and staff back to YASP in 2021, safety is our top priority. Our comprehensive COVID-19 plan is designed to protect every member of the CCA community in an on-site environment that minimizes risk and maximizes fun.

The standards below were created based on youth program requirements established by counties over the past year. We will continue to adapt our practices to match local mandates as they evolve.

There will be COVID-related protocols that all on-campus students and parents/guardians will need to agree to (in writing) before arriving on campus. Because this is an evolving situation, students will receive updated information one week prior to the start of the program.


How is YASP summer 2021 different from previous programs - pre-COVID?

June program - one-week, all-day classes

Prior to summer 2021, we offered eight different classes during the same one-week time frame in mid-June. Our enrollment limit per class was 16. and we typically had 120-128 Young Artists on campus during this week. Participants were free to mingle with students from other classes during break times and during lunch.

Most students ate lunch outdoors but had the option to eat lunch indoors. Families had the opportunity to purchase bag lunches. There was a huge exhibition in the Oliver Art Center at the end of the program which Young Artists and their families attended.

COVID Protocols for June 2021 Programs

  1. In order to reduce the total number of students on campus in June, we have spread out the one-week classes over three weeks; we have scheduled three classes the week of June 7-11, three classes the week of June 14-18, three classes the week of June 21-25. With the current Alameda County COVID restriction (as of April 2021) of limiting youth summer program class size to 14 students, this reduces the total number of young artists present during any week to 42. Each class (pod) of 14 students will be kept separate from the other classes. In some cases, enrollment for specific classes will be capped to 12-13 due to space limitations and social distancing.
  2. Participants will not be able to mingle with students from other classes during break times or during lunch. All students will need to bring their own lunches, beverages, snacks. Students are not permitted to leave campus and no on-campus lunch options are available.
  3. The end of the program exhibition is being moved online. 
  4. All YASP classrooms will either have an open door leading directly to the outdoors or open windows.
  5. All classrooms are equipped with two hand sanitizing stations which consist of spray, gel, paper towels. Students will use the same desk (or easel) every day throughout their program.
  6. We have scheduled an additional 15-minute break during the day - in the mornings and a 15-minute break scheduled in the afternoons. Students go outside for both 15-minute breaks and for lunch (45 minutes).

July/August 2-week programs

Full-Day

Prior to summer 2021, Young Artists attended three different classes each day - in three different classrooms - with three different teachers. Students did not remain with the same group of students all day. Our enrollment limit per class was 16 and we typically had 60 -64 Young Artists on campus in this program.

Participants were free to mingle with students from other classes during break times and during lunch. Most students ate lunch outdoors but had the option to eat lunch indoors. Families had the opportunity to purchase bag lunches. There was a huge exhibition in the Oliver Art Center at the end of the program which Young Artists and their families attended.

As parents/guardians, it is asked you share these details with your artist.

COVID Protocols for July/August 2-week, all-day programs

SFDPH has also revised its Higher Education directives and encouraged employers to follow CDC and Cal/OSHA guidelines as of June 2021

While these updates are very encouraging, it is important that we are thoughtful about changes to our on-campus community health and safety guidelines.

After considering our on-campus population for summer 2021, we have updated our health and safety guidelines - while still staying within the governmental permissions and directives - to reflect the below, effective today: 

  • Masks will continue to be required indoors for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals
  • Vaccinated individuals may remove masks outdoors but unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks at all times (can remove when eating/drinking )
  • #CampusClear or other health apps will no longer be required to be completed prior to entering campus
  • Social distancing on-campus is no longer required 
  • On-campus cleaning protocols will continue to be in place and will adhere to CDC guidelines

Please note that your student should stay home if you are feeling sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, and contact your doctor.

  1. 1n order to reduce the total number of students on campus in YASP July/August, we have reduced the total number of all-day groups from five to three. Students will attend only 2 classes per day
  2. With the current Alameda County COVID restriction (as of June 2021) of limiting youth summer program class size to 14 students, this reduces the total number of Young Artists present in the all-day program from 80 students to 42. Each class (pod) of 14 students max. At this point, some of the classes are not filled and enrollment may only be at 10-12 students
  3. All students will need to bring their own lunches, beverages, snacks. Students are not permitted to leave campus and no on-campus lunch options are available
  4. The end of the program exhibition is being moved online. 
  5. All YASP classrooms will either have an open door leading directly to the outdoors or open windows.
  6. All classrooms are equipped with two hand sanitizing stations which consist of spray, gel, paper towels. Students will use the same desk (or easel) every day throughout their program.
  7. We have scheduled an additional 15-minute break during the day - in the mornings and a 15-minute break scheduled in the afternoons. Students go outside for both 15-minute breaks and for lunch (45 minutes).
  8. Classes may be outside at some points. Please have your artist bring layers of clothing

COVID Protocols for July/August 2-week, short day programs

  1. Class size reduced from 16 (previous limit) to 14 (2021 limit) students per class. Total of 28 participants (2021) versus 32 participants (previous to 2021). At this point, some of the classes are not filled and enrollment may only be at 10-12 students
  2. Since this is a shorter program, breaks will be taken as needed and monitored by faculty.
  3. All students will need to bring their own lunches, beverages, snacks. Students are not permitted to leave campus and no on-campus lunch options are available
  4. The end of the program exhibition is being moved online.
  5. All classrooms are equipped with two hand sanitizing stations which consist of spray, gel, paper towels. Students will use the same desk (or easel) every day throughout their program.
  6. Classes may be outside at some points. Please have your artist bring layers of clothing



COVID Practices - All Programs

  1. All YASP classrooms will either have an open door leading directly to the outdoors or open windows.
  2. Students will use the same desk (or easel) every day throughout their program.
  3. All classrooms are equipped with two hand sanitizing stations which consist of spray, gel, paper towels.
  4. High-touch surfaces cleaned daily. Although the current science puts much less emphasis on cleaning surfaces, Young Artists can wipe down their desk as often as they wish with a green product, a very pleasant smelling (thyme) gel, and paper towels provided at both classroom sanitizing stations.
  5. Classrooms will be locked at the end of the day and only Special Programs or custodial staff will be permitted to enter the classroom.
  6. We have scheduled an additional 15-minute break in all-day programs - in the mornings. There has always been a 15-minute break scheduled in the afternoons. Students go outside for both breaks and lunch.

Note: All CCA Special Programs staff have been fully vaccinated. We anticipate that all of our YASP instructors will have been vaccinated, by the start of the program, as well.

Before coming to YASP daily -

We ask families and guardians to assist in symptom and temperature check each morning before bringing your young artist to YASP for the day. We thank you in advance for assisting us in this health screening process.

Emphasis on -

Young Artists are encouraged to frequently wash their hands, use hand sanitizer, and clean their personal workspaces as much as they'd like.


QUESTIONS?

Please email Special Programs for any information not outlined on this page.