COVID/Campus Updates

MI UPDATES

COVID 19 UPDATE: JULY 2021- On-Campus COVID Testing Procedure

Please refer to the image and instructions below on how to self-test when returning to the MI Hollywood campus:

POLICY UPDATE: New Campus Expectations and Guidelines

With the rise of COVID cases in LA County, Musicians Institute is now requiring students on campus to be fully vaccinated effective July 27, 2021. Under the new policy in place, students are required to submit a proof of vaccination.  Please upload your vaccination card on mobile.mi.edu.  If you are not currently vaccinated, your options for returning to campus are listed below.

ALL STUDENTS returning to campus next week Tuesday-Friday, 7/27/21 – 7/30/21 will be required to take a one time mandatory COVID test on campus (no fee) in order to return to campus.

Please go to mobile.mi.edu to reserve your spot for a free mandatory COVID test in the Passage Lounge. Only students with appointments will be allowed to access the campus next week.  Please be mindful when reserving your spot that the test will take about 20-30 minutes including check-in and out time.  To limit the number of foot traffic, we ask you to schedule your test on the day of your first scheduled class or only one day before your first scheduled class instead of 2-3 days prior to your scheduled first class of the week.

ALL STUDENTS returning to campus next week Tuesday-Friday, 7/27/21 – 7/30/21 will be required to take a one time mandatory COVID test on campus (no fee) in order to return to campus. All scenarios are listed below:

  • Fully Vaccinated with a Negative Test Result: The student will be cleared and he or she no longer will be required to take COVID tests after the one time mandatory COVID test, unless he or she is exposed to COVID thereafter.
  • Partially Vaccinated with a Negative Test Result:   Students that are in the process of getting fully vaccinated will be cleared to return to campus but will still need to take a weekly COVID test (no fee) until he or she is fully vaccinated.
  • Not Vaccinated with a Negative Test Result: If the student is not yet vaccinated and tests negative, the student will be cleared to return to campus but will be required to take a weekly COVID test on campus on Wednesdays ($20 fee per test) until he or she is fully vaccinated.  Students may take COVID tests off campus, but test results must be taken within 48 hours prior to arriving on campus.  Weekly test results will be due every Wednesday for the remainder of the quarter.
  • A Positive Test Result: If the student tests positive, the student will be asked to leave the campus immediately, and he or she cannot return to campus for at least 14 days from the test result date.  The student must present a negative test result to studentaffairs@mi.edu in order to return to campus.

Students with certain medical conditions, religious belief or practice that disables them to take a vaccination and/or weekly COVID test can notify the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@mi.edu.

Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@mi.edu if you have any questions or concerns related to the new COVID policy.

For any academic related questions or concerns, please email the Office of Academic Affairs at OAAteam@mi.edu.

IMPORTANT:

A step by step mandatory COVID test instructions and guidelines will be sent shortly in a separate email.

Zoom and LMS information:

Please watch the Onboarding VIDEO

https://www.mi.edu/onboarding/

Vaccination Appointment Link: CLICK HERE

Additional Information:

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/vaccine/index.htm

FREE COVID TESTING:

https://coronavirus.lacity.org/covid-19-testing  

COVID-19 UPDATE: July 2021- School Closure

MI received a report of a positive COVID case in our campus community, and we have quickly taken the precautionary measures necessary to keep everyone safe. We have decided to close our campus through July 26th and it will reopen on Tuesday, July 27th

We will continue to post updates concerning our campus reopening and guidelines, including vaccinations and COVID testing requirements.

COVID-19 UPDATE: July 2021- Masks/Student IDs Required On Campus
STUDENTS: Please be informed that Los Angeles County has reinstated the mask mandate last week. All students and faculty will be required to keep their masks on indoors and when on campus.

You will also be required to wear your school ID badge at all times when you are on campus. All students and staff are required to wear their school ID badge in order to obtain admittance to the building and you must clock in and out using your student ID badge when entering/exiting all MI facilities.   

COVID-19 UPDATE: June 2021- Hollywood Campus Reopening

Musicians Institute will fully reopen the Hollywood campus for the Summer 2021 Quarter. Please visit our Campus Reopening FAQ page for more information directly concerning safety protocols and guidelines for all students and faculty returning to campus.

Reopening FAQ

https://www.mi.edu/campus-reopen-faq/

Campus Expectations and Guidelines

Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.

The novel coronavirus, known as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which causes respiratory illness in people, has spread globally, including the United States. COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to be a worldwide pandemic. 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. Campus Hollywood has implemented various measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees, students, and any other individuals who enter the campus. All individuals, including employees, students, and campus visitors, are expected

Symptom Monitoring:

Individuals will be required to conduct symptom monitoring every day through an application that can be downloaded to your mobile phone. Individuals should be free of any symptoms of COVID-19 in order to enter the campus. Please see the COVID-19 Self-Screening Guidance attached as Exhibit A to this document.

At this time, these symptoms include one or more of the following:

• Fever or chills
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea

If you have any of the above symptoms, please do not come to campus and contact your healthcare provider for next steps.

Safety and Disinfection:

Face Masks/Cloth Face Coverings:

Face masks or face coverings must be worn on campus at all times. 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.
You do not need to wear N95 respirators and other medical grade masks.

Handwashing:

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 based on CDC guidelines. In addition, commonly used surfaces will be disinfected throughout the day. Disinfecting wipes will be made available throughout campus for individuals to use.

Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene:

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.).

Social Distancing:

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.
The school will provide a reasonable accommodation for any known physical or mental disability of a qualified individual and/or employees’ religious beliefs and practices. If you require accommodation, please contact Mary Marsh, Human Resources Manager, 310-497-6467.

Guidance for Individuals Exposed to or Diagnosed with COVID-19

If you are exposed to COVID-19:

Please do not come to campus. You should contact your healthcare provider immediately and self-quarantine for 14 days since the day of your last exposure, consistent with CDC guidelines.

If you test positive for or are diagnosed with COVID-19, the CDC currently recommends the following:
Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
• At least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and
• At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
• Other symptoms have improved.
We will also require a negative test be obtained before an individual can return to campus.

Persons infected with COVID-19 who never develop COVID-19 symptoms may discontinue isolation and other precautions 10 days after the date of their first positive test.
We will also require a negative test be obtained before an individual can return to campus.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 we recommend that you contact your health care provider immediately. If you do not seek a diagnosis or testing and your symptoms persist, we will ask that you not return to campus until you have completed the same three-step criteria as that set out above for Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home. If you would like to return to work before completing the above self-isolation period, we will ask that you obtain a note from a health care provider indicating you can return to campus.

COVID-19 Self – Screening

Purpose

This form is an assessment tool to determine recent exposure to, and symptoms of, COVID-19 to evaluate your eligibility to come to campus. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State of California, Musicians Institute has mandatory instituted daily self-screening for COIVID -19 symptoms for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors prior to coming to campus. By coming to campus, you are acknowledging that you are free of all items listed in the self-screening outlined below.

How to Self-Screen

Prior to coming to campus each day, assess yourself for any of the following signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19.
❏ Unexplained sore throat
❏ New loss of taste or smell
❏ Unexplained headache
❏ Diarrhea
❏ Close contact with anyone having COVID-19
❏ Feeling feverish or temperature greater than 100℉
❏ Chills or repeated shaking with chills
❏ Unexplained new or worsening cough
❏ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
❏ Unexplained muscle aches

Next Steps

• All faculty, staff, students, and visitors who answered “yes” to any of the above questions, STOP! Do not come to campus. If any of the above symptoms develop or worsen after you are already on campus, you should return to your residence. Contact your medical provider. Employees should notify their supervisor. Any employee, student, contractor, or visitor who is currently diagnosed with COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or has had direct contact with a person with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis is not permitted to come onto campus.

Reporting

• A confirmed case of COVID-19
• Suspected/symptoms consistent with COVID-19
• Close-contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 Medical
• Faculty/Staff: Direct Supervisor/HR mary@mi.edu
• Student: Student Affair kellychong@mi.edu

Emergency The following signs and symptoms are indicative of a medical emergency and warrant immediate medical attention, call 9-1-1
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion
• Inability to wake or stay awake
• Bluish lips or face

Returning to Campus

• Individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 may NOT return to campus until the conditions below, respective to their scenario, are met:

• In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to campus when all three of the following criteria are met:

o At least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and
o At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
o Other symptoms have improved.
o Negative result of COVID-19 test result is obtained.

• In the case of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 who never develops COVID-19 symptoms, the individual may return to campus 10 days after the date of their first positive test and a negative result of COVID-19 test result is obtained.

• In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and does not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, the individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to campus until the individual has completed the same three-step criteria listed above

• If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to campus before completing the above self-isolation period, the individual must obtain a health care provider’s note clearing the individual for return

• In the case of an individual with known close contact to a person who has COVID-19, they may not return to campus until the end of the 14-day self-quarantine period from the last date of exposure

Questions?

• Email coronavirus@mi.edu

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