Staff and Faculty COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Revised: Nov. 14, 2022


In accordance with the California Institute of the Arts’ duty to provide and maintain a safe and healthful workplace, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our faculty, staff, students, their families, and the community at large from COVID-19. This policy will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, taking into account applicable guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health departments.

General Information

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted higher education for faculty, staff, and students. The health and safety of the entire CalArts community continue to be a priority. The COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us return to in-person education. COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19 by helping you create an antibody (immune system) response. Clinical trials of all vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, must first show they are safe and effective before any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use. Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases and early data from clinical trials, experts believe that the COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by building immunity without the risk of severe illness. Common side effects are normal signs that the body is building protection. These side effects may affect the ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects. Additional preventive tools remain important to limit the spread of COVID-19. For current information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the CDC’s webpage on Getting Your Vaccine.

This policy will be updated as more information becomes available regarding additional vaccinations or vaccination booster shots.

Regardless of vaccination status, all employees will continue to be required to adhere to all CalArts COVID-19 safety procedures while onsite or while working outside their homes in accordance with CDC and local and state orders, regulations, guidance, and/or directives.

Please direct any questions regarding this policy to the Office of Human Resources.

Adopted Date:
Jun 2021
Revised Date:
Nov 2022
Responsible Office:
Human Resources