Vaccination Policies Effective September 1, 2021

Vaccination Policy for Students

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose serious health risks to our community.  Fortunately, there now are vaccinations readily available that have shown to be effective in protecting individuals from hospitalization and death caused by the COVID-19 virus.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

ArtCenter is committed to providing a safe and healthy educational environment for all members of our community, including our students. Guided by the latest information from the CDC, the California Department of Public Health and the Pasadena Public Health Department, commencing for the Fall 2021 term, ArtCenter will be re-opening its facilities to those who are fully vaccinated.  

In order to obtain campus access and enter an ArtCenter building, students will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Annual vaccines or booster vaccines will be required based on FDA recommendations. Specific instructions will be forthcoming.

For those students who will not or cannot get vaccinated for any reason, ArtCenter will continue to offer effective remote learning options, as has been done throughout the pandemic. Students seeking an exemption to the vaccination requirement will engage in an interactive process, on an individual basis, to determine if there is a reasonable accommodation that can be provided.

Vaccination Policy for Employees

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose serious health risks to our community.  Fortunately, there now are vaccinations readily available that have shown to be effective in protecting individuals from hospitalization and death caused by the COVID-19 virus.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

ArtCenter is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all members of our community, including our faculty and staff. Guided by the latest information from the CDC, the California Department of Public Health and the Pasadena Public Health Department, commencing for the Fall 2021 term, ArtCenter will be re-opening its facilities to students who are fully vaccinated, and faculty and staff who directly support students will need to return to work at the ArtCenter facilities.  

Accordingly, commencing for the Fall 2021 term, ArtCenter is imposing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for any employee working at or visiting an ArtCenter facility, campus or partner facility for any reason, and proof of vaccination will be required.  Annual vaccines and/or booster vaccines will be required based on CDC or FDA guidance.

For those faculty and staff covered by this policy who cannot get vaccinated for medical or religious reasons, they will need to provide appropriate documentation, and ArtCenter will engage in an interactive process, on an individual basis, to determine if there is a reasonable accommodation that can be provided.

Vaccination Policy for Visitors

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose serious health risks to our community.  Fortunately, there now are vaccinations readily available that have shown to be effective in protecting individuals from hospitalization and death caused by the COVID-19 virus.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

ArtCenter is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all members of our community, including campus visitors. Guided by the latest information from the CDC, the California Department of Public Health and the Pasadena Public Health Department, commencing for the Fall 2021 term, ArtCenter will be re-opening its facilities to those who are fully vaccinated.

Accordingly, commencing for the Fall 2021 term, any visitor, contractor, vendor, trustee, guest or student-contracted vendor entering an ArtCenter facility, campus or partner facility must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19.