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Coronavirus (COVID–19) Information and Updates

CCA is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and following the guidance and recommendations of public health agencies. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our CCA community, as well as our neighbors and loved ones at home. We are planning for several contingency scenarios and taking informed action to protect our community while ensuring the quality of learning outcomes, students’ progress toward their degrees, and continuity of campus operations.

This page will be regularly updated as more information is available.

What You Need to Know

  • CCA will have a fall semester. We're designing a number of scenarios to enable us to be as in-person as possible while prioritizing the health and safety of our community. Learn more about our approach to fall semester.
  • In compliance with current Health Orders for San Francisco and Alameda Counties, face coverings must be worn at all times on CCA's campuses.
  • CCA has suspended in-person instruction for all summer 2020 programs. Summer youth programs have been canceled.
  • The California Department of Public Health has extended the statewide stay at home order until further notice and the City of San Francisco has extended its order through May 31. See more information about the stay at home orders from the State of California and the City of San Francisco.
  • CCA residence halls remain open for students who need campus housing.
  • All in-person tours, admissions events, public events, and exhibitions are canceled or postponed indefinitely. Virtual tours and admissions appointments are still available.
  • The fall 2020 admissions deposit deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020 for all undergraduate and most graduate programs (MFA Comics deadline is May 15, 2020).
  • Workplace Guidelines for CCA employees are available here.
  • Do you have a question related to the impact of COVID–19 on the CCA community? Email and we'll do our best to get you an answer.

Latest Updates


In response to the health risk posed by the spread of COVID-19, all CCA classes will take place remotely for the rest of the spring semester. This decision was made in alignment with recent recommendations and guidance from the San Francisco Public Health Department (SFPHD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Read the COVID-19 Information for Students page for additional details, guidance, and other important information.


While teaching remotely is a departure from CCA’s learning experience, our department chairs will work with their faculty to facilitate alternative lesson plans that accommodate students’ needs and meet the course learning outcomes for their classes. Faculty may choose to deliver instruction through the use of a variety of tools, such as Zoom or other web-based applications.

Read the COVID-19 Information for Faculty page for additional details, guidance, and other important information.


Out of concern for the safety and well-being of students, staff, and faculty, the college will not return to in-person instruction this semester. Students will complete the term using the distance-learning approaches currently being developed by faculty.

Read the COVID-19 Information for Staff page for additional details, guidance, and other important information.


CCA’s top priority is the safety and well-being of our students. We are responding to the rapidly unfolding COVID–19 pandemic with guidance from local, state, and federal agencies. As global citizens and good neighbors, it is our responsibility to join the efforts to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Read the COVID-19 Information for Parents page for additional details, guidance, and other important information.