With the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, the Colburn School has carefully tracked the course of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County over the past 13 months. Currently, COVID cases in Los Angeles County continue to steadily decline and vaccine availability is increasing daily. These positive trends have allowed us to plan for a resumption of limited activity on campus this spring, adhering closely to all county, state, and federal guidelines and pending final approval by the LA County Department of Public Health.
Increased vaccine availability is an essential element of our return to campus plan, and Colburn strongly encourages all members of our community to be vaccinated when they are eligible. It is our goal to have all employees working on campus vaccinated in the coming months.
When vaccine availability increases further, we strongly recommend that all students in residential programs who are 16 and older be vaccinated regardless of whether they live on or off campus. This includes all students in the Conservatory, Music Academy, and Dance Academy. To the greatest extent possible, we will be asking these students to be vaccinated before returning to campus. If eligible students are not able to vaccinate prior to the start of the Fall term, we will work with them to ensure they can be vaccinated once they are back in Los Angeles.
Until COVID transmission rates dramatically decrease and vaccines are approved for populations younger than 16, we will continue to implement comprehensive campus safety and screening protocols to protect our younger students and entire campus community.
As always, our reopening plans will be dependent on final approval by the LA County Department of Public Health, but we hope that with the appropriate precautions in place and continued vaccine availability, we can look forward to a vibrant Fall semester on campus. We look forward to welcoming you back to School soon.