Covid Update

A Message to Prospective 2022 Students and Families:

CSSSA plans for the 2022 summer session to be held in person. We are delighted to be hosted on the CalArts campus in Valencia CA, our host location for many years.

CSSSA will be closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 leading up to the start of the summer session. We will be following all health and safety guidelines required by the State of California, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

More information about our most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols will be published on this page leading up to the start of the program. The following outlines our current policies for the summer 2022 session.

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. We hope to welcome out-of-state and international students to CSSSA for summer 2023.

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) will be required in the pre-registration process before June 1, 2022, for all invited students.

Mask Wearing

Masks will be an additional protective measure. Under Los Angeles County’s public health rules, face masks must be worn in indoor public spaces, including in classrooms. They will also be required in certain outdoor events.

COVID-19 Testing

Another important part of our health and safety plan is testing for COVID-19. CSSSA 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 twice a week.) Testing will also be required for anyone exposed to COVID-19 on or off-campus.

Additional Safety Protocols

The following are additional safety protocols that we ask our community to follow:

  • complete a daily symptom screening
  • report to the program nurse if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • always wear the 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 for the duration of the program.



Sincerely,

Matthew Gallagher
Director, CSSSA