HEALTH + SAFETY ON CAMPUS
Classrooms, studios, and offices are set up to best protect students and community members. As we conduct in-person instruction, we will continue to leverage our small size to make decisions based on state and county health officials' research, advice, and regulatory protocols. To help the whole community stay safe, we present the SFAI COVID Health + Safety Policy. Please note that all plans are subject to change.
Administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (or CARES Act) HEERF funding is government aid to help ensure learning continues for students who have been affected by the COVID-19 global outbreak. Universities received a designated amount, decided by the government, with a specific amount to allocate for student use and a specific amount for institutional use in support of student learning. For more information, visit CARES Act HEERF.
People can continue to wear masks around others whether it’s required or not for added protection. Like every other personal decision, we ask that you respect others' choices around their health. Masks are still strongly recommended, especially for unvaccinated people. They are the safest choice in indoor public settings and crowded or poorly ventilated spaces.
Reporting Positive Results Only
Please note that we ask that you only report positive tests to Academic Affairs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If your tests are negative, no need to share the results.
Last updated: Friday, March 18, 2022.
Vaccination Requirements for NEW Members of the SFAI Community:
All SFAI employees are required to show proof of vaccination to HR or request an appropriately documented exemption to HR by January 10, 2022
All SFAI students studying on campus, or visiting campus, are required to show proof of vaccination to the Student Affairs designee prior to orientation and the commencement of classes. Vaccinations for international students are now available at Bay Area airports.
HR & Student Affairs will confidentially keep a list of who received the vaccine, what date the vaccine was received, and confirm the vaccine type meets Cal/OSHA requirements.
Documented Vaccination Exemptions:
Any students or employees who cannot or will not get a vaccination due to a legitimate medical reason will need to provide a letter from their doctor.
Any students or employees who will not get a vaccination due to a legitimate religious reason will need to provide a letter declaring that they cannot receive the vaccine due to specific religious reasons.
All exemptions for staff will be approved by HR & the CAO or COO. All exemptions for students will be approved by the Student Affairs designee.
Vaccination Requirements for Visitors:
Invited guest visitors are required to complete a survey to report their vaccine status, and bring their proof of vaccination at the time of visit.
Vaccinated guest visitors may access campus outdoors following the guidelines listed below.
Unvaccinated guest visitors may access campus but will need to wear a mask indoors and practice social distancing (6 feet).
SFAI employees and students are highly encouraged to test themselves for Covid on a regular basis and to notify the school if they test positive. Students should notify Student Affairs, and employees should notify Human Resources. Please note that we ask that you only report positive tests to Academic Affairs by emailing email@example.com. If your tests are negative, no need to share the results.
Policy for reporting a positive case of COVID:
Covid test results will be kept confidential within HR for employees and Student Affairs for students.
In the event of a reported case, contact tracing will be conducted in compliance with contact-tracing guidelines. HR & Student Affairs will notify anyone who has been in close contact.
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