All students are required to follow safety policies and protocols to protect themselves and the entire community from Covid-19. While the vaccine provides significant protection, it is possible to have a breakthrough infection, and it is critical to have multiple safety measures which, in combination, will greatly reduce the risk of contracting the virus. In addition, the state of California and the Los Angeles County Department of Health have orders (requirements) and guidelines that the School must adhere to in order to have students, faculty and staff on campus.
It is important to note that state and county orders and guidelines may change at any time and without notice, which may therefore also change these policies and protocols.
As we begin the fall semester, we will have a small number of unvaccinated Conservatory students who were unable to be vaccinated (or fully vaccinated) before arriving on campus. In general, this is due to the lack of access to the vaccine in their home countries.
Our safety policies and protocols are divided into three phases:
Protocols for unvaccinated/partially vaccinated (not fully inoculated) students arriving from abroad (not including Canada), who per CDC guidelines have a required 7-day quarantine.
Protocols for partially vaccinated OR not fully inoculated students arriving from within the US, or students who have completed Phase 1.
Protocols for fully vaccinated students.
We anticipate having a fully vaccinated student body by early October. Even after that date, students are asked to take all possible safety precautions to ensure the health of the community and the continuity of in-person study, including but not limited to:
Day 1: Arrival to Colburn + rapid test + negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in LA
Day 2: Rapid test + 1st dose vaccination* if both Day 1 and Day 2 rapid tests are negative*
Day 3: Rapid test + PCR test (off campus)
Day 4: Rapid test
Day 5: Rapid test
Day 6: Rapid test
Day 7: Rapid test
Day 8 – quarantine complete: follow behaviors for Phase 2
*Students arriving from abroad with only one vaccine dose must immediately schedule their 2nd dose and notify Housing and Residence Life of the appointment date.
Aerosol Instruments in Phase 2
Only fully inoculated students may remove masks indoors to rehearse or perform (see Phase 3). During Phase 2, students who play aerosol instruments may only remove their masks outdoors.
Aerosol instruments in Phase 3*
Fully vaccinated students who play aerosol instruments may remove masks to rehearse and perform, but must keep the mask on while not playing (e.g. during extended rests, while listening to instructions, etc.).
*Subject to change according to Department of Health orders.