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Reframe: A Safe Return to CCA

CCA is all about creativity, innovation, and problem-solving. That’s what we teach our students, and that’s what our faculty and staff practice every day. During this unusual time, they’ve been hard at work developing and refining a robust, high-quality, and supportive remote academic experience.

Spring Semester Update

Instruction will take place online for the first two weeks of the semester, January 18–31. Our regular, in-person course schedule will resume beginning Tuesday, February 1. Read the full message here.

All students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Booster shots are required for faculty and staff, and are strongly recommended for students. Visit the Vaccination Requirements for Spring 2022 page for more information.

Before returning to campus or moving into student housing, all faculty, staff, and students must test negative for COVID-19. We will accept PCR, at-home, or rapid tests, but the results must be dated within 72 hours of your first visit to campus. Instructions on how to update your test results are here.

If you are sick, stay home!

If you have a positive test, are showing symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19 (defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period), you should follow the steps outlined here

CCA continues to follow CDC guidelines and local health directives.

  • All students, faculty, and staff must provide proof of vaccination or approved exemption to access campus. Vaccination or exemption will be verified with an ID sticker, and IDs must be worn at all times.
  • Masks are required indoors for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals; vaccinated individuals may remove masks outdoors but unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks at all times. Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with a good fit are recommended over cloth masks.
  • Indoor dining at Maker's Cafe will be available only for fully vaccinated patrons with a vaccine verification sticker on their ID. To-go and outdoor dining will remain available for patrons who are not fully vaccinated. Makers Cafe will not be open to the general public.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place and adhere to CDC guidelines. All HVAC filtration and air circulation measures are in compliance with ASHRAE standards. You can find FAQs about ventilation here.

Although social distancing on-campus is no longer required, we are thoughtfully managing and decreasing campus density through several initiatives (including our Post-Pandemic Service Redesign Initiative).

Faculty and Staff can find additional information on the Human Resources Workplace Guidelines during COVID-19 page. Students living in CCA residence halls, please see the Housing & Dining COVID-19 Protocols.

Travel restrictions both internationally and within the U.S. have changed recently, and may continue to change quickly in response to new variants and policies. Please see this message with important updates and read more on the CDC’s website.

COVID-19 Testing Resources

Most cities are offering free testing sites, and there are free options in both San Francisco and Oakland. Please check your city government website for additional resources.