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San Francisco Campus to Begin Limited Reopening of Maker Spaces March 15

The message below was emailed to the CCA community on March 8, 2021.

Dear CCA Students, Faculty, and Staff,

We are excited to share the good news that we anticipate being cleared to open the outdoor maker space on the Backlot on Monday, March 15, pending final permitting from the city! Please read on for details and access information.

As pandemic conditions continue to improve, San Francisco recently moved from the most restrictive purple tier to the red tier in California’s color-coded risk-level system, loosening some restrictions. We are hopeful that a move to the next tier (orange) is coming soon. In short, this means we can begin safely implementing some elements of our gradual return-to-campus plan.

Based on the most recent guidance from the San Francisco Department of Public Health, we have reopened the Dogpatch MFA studios with additional safety protocols as of Monday, March 8. Students with access to those facilities have been notified separately.

CCA Facilities and Studio Management staff have been busily preparing the Backlot to serve as an outdoor maker space with open-air canopied shop and studio spaces. Again, we anticipate opening this space on March 15, pending final permitting from the city. Additionally, some reservable indoor studio spaces will reopen on Monday, March 15 at the San Francisco campus for graduating seniors and graduate students. Reservation slots will be available via Workday. Eligible students will be notified directly with instructions closer to the opening date. At all open facilities, masks and social distancing are required and we will enforce strict cleaning protocols. In addition, students, faculty, and staff who come to campus will continue to submit a daily health assessment using CCA’s #CampusClear mobile app.

Please note that Alameda County remains in California’s purple tier, and the Oakland campus remains closed.

We continue to meet regularly with the Departments of Public Health and internally to plan for an orderly and safe reopening of our campus facilities, and will share more information as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, please visit CCA: Reframe on Portal for information about CCA’s coronavirus prevention planning and return-to-campus plan. If you still have questions, please follow the instructions below:

  • Staff and faculty who have questions about returning to campus may contact Human Resources at
  • Students who have questions about returning to campus should contact the Office of the Dean of Students at

All our best,
Tammy Rae Carland, Provost
George Luis Sedano, Vice President, Student Affairs