Campus Reopen FAQ
Spring 2021 Quarter
Will I be required to wear a mask? Yes, face coverings will continue to be required at all times while on campus.
Will I be required to wear a mask while singing, drumming or performing? Yes, face coverings will continue to be required at all times while on campus.
What has been done to the ventilation system on campus in response to Covid 19? We have upgraded our filtration to MERV 13, which are hospital grade filters. We have also increased air volume to allow for more air exchanges per hour, which correspond to better room ventilation.
What are the social distancing measures on campus? In performance classrooms, there is a 12 foot separation between performers and audience and 3 foot separation between student seating. In lecture classrooms, there is a 3 foot separation between the instructor and students. Elevator and restroom capacities have been reduced. Common area capacities have been reduced, i.e. break rooms, lounges, etc.
How will students be separated from the instructor in private lesson rooms? Masks must be worn in private lesson rooms and instructors/students must be separated as much as the room will provide.
Is MI staying up to date on all governmental recommendations? MI will be monitoring and adhering to all Federal, CDC, state, county and city guidelines that are issued in relation to addressing Covid 19. (See below for more details)
How will the campus be cleaned / disinfected? Campus cleaning and disinfection will be performed utilizing alcohol based products of at least 75% concentration on high touch surfaces and common areas. This will be conducted throughout the day with a minimum of mid morning, mid afternoon and early evening. Nightly cleaning and disinfecting will be performed by a third party vendor Sunday through Friday. Classroom, practice room and counseling room use will be monitored and disinfecting as schedules allow.
Will the wall carpeting be cleaned and disinfected? Yes. The wall carpeting on all floors is being vacuumed and treated with disinfectant on a bi-monthly basis
How is MI communicating with faculty, staff and students? Signage has been placed throughout the campus as a reminder of safety protocols. MI is also sending out information, reminders and updates to all staff, faculty and employees through e-mail and website updates.
Will I need to have my temperature taken when I enter the campus? Temperature check stations have been installed at the McCadden and Alley entrances, security will remind anyone entering the campus to self check their temperature. As stated in the Institution’s code of conduct policy, it is a violation of policy to enter the campus while sick with any transmissible illness including Covid-19.
Is there enough hand sanitizing on campus? Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the campus. These locations include the main entrances, stairwell landings, outside of restrooms and elevator entrances.
Will refrigerators, microwaves, coffee machines and water coolers be available? Fridges, microwaves, water coolers and coffee machines will be redeployed to offices and common areas for the Summer quarter. They will not be available for the Spring quarter. These machines will be disinfected throughout the day.
What hours will the campus be open for Spring Quarter? The Campus will be open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 6pm for the Spring Quarter.
What entrance can I use to access the campus for Spring Quarter? The McCadden entrance will be open during the spring quarter. The alley entrance will be closed.
Will I be able to still check out equipment from the Library? No. The library will not be checking out loaner equipment due to the risk of spreading Covid-19 through shared equipment. Checking out any equipment will be on an emergency basis only for the Spring Quarter.
Will the campus be supplying vocalists with microphones? No. MI will not be supplying vocalists with microphones due to the risk of spreading Covid-19 through shared equipment. Vocal students will be required to purchase and bring their own microphones to class and performances.
Note: MI has partnered with Sweetwater to provide discounted gear for students to purchase. Please visit mi.edu/artist-career-services for more details.
Summer 2021 Quarter
Governor Gavin Newsom has indicated that California will fully reopen on June 15, 2021. This will return operations to pre-pandemic conditions, with the exception that masks will continue to be required on campus at all times, social distancing will still need to be maintained, and frequent hand washing / sanitizing will need to continue.
For more information please see: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-04-06/california-aims-to-fully-reopen-the-economy-june-15?utm_id=26804&sfmc_id=2369061
What hours will the campus be open for the Summer Quarter? The Campus will be open Monday through Friday, 9am to 12am (midnight) and Saturday 10am to 6pm.
What entrance can I use to access the campus for Summer Quarter? Both the McCadden Entrance and the Alley entrance will be open during Summer Quarter.
Will I be able to still check out equipment from the Library? No. The library will not be checking out loaner equipment due to the risk of spreading Covid-19 through shared equipment. Checking out of equipment will be on an emergency basis only for the Summer Quarter.
General Campus Wide COVID-19 Safety Guidance Protocols
We have put into place the following Covid 19 safety guidance protocols and updated the IIPP for Covid 19 response.
Safety and Disinfection:
Face Masks/Cloth Face Coverings:
Face masks or face coverings must be worn on campus at all times when in the presence of others. Appropriate use of face masks or coverings is critical in minimizing risks to others near you. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. The mask or cloth face covering is not a substitute for social distancing.
Individuals may wear cloth face coverings or disposable masks. If using a reusable cloth face covering, please wash the covering daily after use.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands after touching your face.
Disinfection and Sanitization:
We will conduct periodic disinfection and sanitization of the premises during the day and overnight. Disinfecting wipes will be made available throughout campus for individuals to use.
If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Then throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Meetings and Gatherings on Campus:
Convening in groups increases the risk of viral transmission. Individuals should not gather in groups while on campus. We encourage you to meet with others via phone, email, text, or virtually through the use of collaboration tools (e.g. Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, FaceTime, etc.).
Individuals must maintain at least 6 feet distance away from each other whenever possible while on campus. The school has implemented a maximum capacity for all rooms that will be in use, which will be stated by signage posted at each room. Student lounges are closed until further notice.
Campus Hollywood has implemented various measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees, students, and any other individuals who enter the campus. The school is carefully monitoring guidance from local, county, state, federal, and international government entities such as the City and County of Los Angeles, the State of California, CDC, OSHA, and the World Health Organization. In addition to following this guidance to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, we are doing the following:
- Nightly disinfecting of common areas and high touch surfaces.
- Periodic disinfecting of high touch surfaces, restrooms, doorknobs, handrails, etc. throughout the day.
- Daily self-screening for elevated temperature and COVID-19 symptoms through an application for employees and students.
- Implementing social distancing guidelines and maximum capacity in classrooms and other spaces throughout the campus.
- Requiring that all employees and students wear face coverings while on campus.
- Face coverings will be provided at no cost to employees.
- Providing hand sanitizer locations throughout the campus.
This document is an Addendum to Musicians Institute, Inc.’s (the “Company”) IIPP and is intended to supplement that document as applicable. It addresses the Company’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It will remain in place until the Company receives further direction from government officials and will be revised as needed.
- The Company will monitor the workplace for employees and visitors exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
- The Company will require employees to complete daily self-screening to assess for COVID-19 symptoms or exposure.
Worker Personal Responsibilities
- The Company will encourage sick employees to stay home.
- The Company will quarantine employees who exhibit acute respiratory illness or fever while on-site and then send them home.
- The Company will instruct employees and visitors not to share personal items including, but not limited to, mobile phones and other electronic devices, personal tools, office supplies, dishes, and other food utensils.
- The Company will instruct employees and visitors that physical distancing of at least six feet shall be maintained between persons while on premises.
- The Company will limit the number of persons on site by implementing maximum capacities for classrooms and other rooms used by employees and students depending on the size of each room.
- Physical contact between employees, including handshaking, will be prohibited.
- The Company will provide readily accessible sanitizing stations throughout the job site.
- The Company will allow employees sufficient time for frequent handwashing during the workday.
- The Company will encourage all employees and visitors to frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- The Company will frequently clean and disinfect workplaces, equipment, furniture, frequently touched surfaces and common areas throughout the day.
- The Company will provide no-touch trash cans and hand sanitizer for use by employees.
- The Company maintains SDS’s for all disinfectants on site.
- The Company will train employees on COVID-19 symptoms and appropriate measures to mitigate spread as provided by California’s COVID-19 response webpage, covid19.ca.gov.
- The Company will provide training to employees on measures to be employed at the worksite to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including but not limited to:
- Cough and sneeze etiquette
- Hand hygiene
- Avoiding close contact with sick persons
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoiding sharing personal items with coworkers
- Safe use of cleaners and disinfectants by following label directions and wearing proper personal protective equipment
- Advising employees to check CDC Health Travel Notice before traveling
Personal Protective Equipment
- The Company will ensure that all personnel and visitors wear face-coverings while on site.
- The Company will require necessary personal protective equipment to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including but not limited to, [gloves, eye protection, etc.] while on site.
- Personnel and visitors are prohibited from sharing personal protective equipment.