COVID-19 Updates & Response
At all times, the CCSM faculty and staff are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students and families and will be following city, county, and state public health guidelines, and will adapt to any changes required by these guidelines. As of May 6th, 2021, Los Angeles County moved to the less restrictive yellow tier, which allows in person private lessons to resume. At this time, some group classes and ensembles must continue to meet virtually. Any students wishing to continue online private lessons may continue to do so.
Distance learning will continue to be an option for students who prefer to remain online.
*Due to the nature of COVID-19, this guidance is subject to change on a regular basis. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility, as conditions can change quickly.
In-Person Activities: General Safety Requirements
The health and safety of all members of the CCSM community is our top priority. CCSM adheres to the guidance, protocols, and recommendations of the CDC and state and local health officials. In order to protect our students, teachers, and staff, please practice preventative health measures at all times while on campus.
CCSM will require the following for all in-person activities:
- Stay 3-6 feet apart from people who don't live with you.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often (or use hand sanitizer if soap/water is not available).
- Do not enter spaces where you cannot maintain recommended physical distancing.
Before Coming to Campus
Perform a self-check for the following COVID-19 symptoms before coming to CCSM in person:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, have experienced them recently, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19/has experienced these symptoms within the past 10 days, please DO NOT come to CCSM in person. Contact your instructor to request an online lesson instead.
What CCSM is Doing to Help
- Hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes have been provided for your use in every lesson room and entryway on campus. Masks are available at the front office when needed.
- Teachers will be disinfecting equipment and frequently-touched surfaces in between each lesson.
- We have made upgrades to our HVAC system to maximize air flow.
- Several HEPA air purifiers have been placed in rooms throughout campus.
- Restrooms will be open for use, with water, soap, and paper towels available.
- All spaces are cleaned regularly by a professional janitorial service using EPA-approved disinfectants and cleaning solutions.
What You Can Do to Help
- Students, please wash your hands before coming to your in-person lesson.
- All waiting rooms are closed, so please plan accordingly. Please wait outside until your lesson time.
- We request that only one parent/guardian accompany minors to campus whenever possible.
- Refrain from eating or drinking inside buildings.
- Have conversations with other students/families outside.
Please call the main office if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of your visit, develop any symptoms, are subject to mandatory or suggested isolation or quarantine, or reside with a household member with COVID-19.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting CCSM, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
For the health and safety of our community, CCSM follows the guidance and protocols of federal, state and local public health agencies. Given the nature of COVID-19, this guidance is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, its spread, and recommended precautions, please refer to the resources available through the CDC and the Los Angeles County Department of Health.
Student Resources for Distance Learning:
CCSM's "What You Need" for eLearning Technology
CCSM Jamulus Info
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
LA County Public Health Department
What to Do if You're Sick