Covid Update

CSSSA COVID – 19 PROTOCOLS – July 16, 2022


Out-of-State and International Students

Due to COVID–19 health and safety measures, CSSSA will be unable to host students from outside of California in 2022.

Proof of Vaccination

In keeping CSSSA’s community safe, our top priority is proof of vaccination. COVID vaccination is mandatory for faculty, students, and staff of CSSSA for the 2022 session. Proof of vaccination (2 Moderna shots, 2 Pfizer shots, or 1 Johnson and Johnson shot).

Mask Wearing – Updated July 16, 2022

With recent increases in COVID – 19 cases on our campus, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has provided guidance regarding summer youth programs for higher education institutions, which applies to CSSSA. In alignment with these guidelines, and out of an abundance of caution, masks are now required for all indoor settings at CSSSA for all faculty, staff, students, vendors, and visitors.

This also applies to all Residence Hall common areas. Roommates can be considered a household and do not need to wear masks or physically distance when in the unit (dorm room) unless someone in the household is ill. Otherwise, it is required that all residents wear masks indoors whenever they are around others in common areas of their dorm room, except when engaged in an activity where masks are obviously not feasible (e.g., while showering, eating, brushing teeth, etc).

Mask Wearing for Performing Arts Students:

  • CSSSA Vocal Students: If performing without a mask, students are required to test once a week on Fridays in Health Services.
  • Brass, Wind Instruments: If performing without a mask, students are required to test once a week on Fridays in Health Services.
  • Dance and Theater students must wear a mask.

Masks will continue to be available for daily use and provided in several locations: Health Services (D208), Campus Safety Office, Reception Desk near the Blue Wall Entrance, CSSSA Office (E123) as well as in the Departments. Please note, CSSSA has enough daily masks for everyone for the duration of the program.

Please note, cloth masks, as well gators and bandanas will not be approved for on-campus use. Surgical masks, N95 and KN95 masks are the approved mask types.

COVID-19 Testing

LACDPH is encouraging testing. COVID-19 testing kits will be available through Health Services in D208. Health Services will provide rapid testing on campus on an as-needed basis. Anyone with a medical or religious exemption from being vaccinated will be required to be tested once a week. Testing will also be required for anyone exposed to COVID-19 on or off-campus.

Campus Exposure

Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 will be isolated in residence life rooms which have been reserved for this purpose. Students who test positive will need to be picked up by a parent or guardian the same day of the test result.

Additional Safety Protocols

The following are additional safety protocols:

  • Complete a daily symptom screening
  • Report to Health Services if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Always wear your CSSSA ID
  • Practice mindful distancing and physical contact
  • Wash your hands regularly while on campus

All CSSSA faculty, staff, and students will be expected to follow these protocols. CSSSA thanks the entire community for their hard work and dedication as the challenges of COVID-19 remain with us.