September 1, 2021

We expect that COVID safety regulations will continue to change. Please check our COVID website for the latest information on building protocols as mandated by the SFDPH.

As always, our highest priority is to ensure the safety of our entire community and to enable our students to achieve their educational goals.  

Campus Hours

Building hours at the Mission campus are Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (some exceptions for weekend courses)

Building hours for the Arkansas campus Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Building Access Policies

Effective July 16, 2021 - everyone, even those who are fully vaccinated, will be expected to wear a face covering upon entering either campus building and to fill out a health screening form daily until further notice. Please bookmark the link to the Health Screen Form and allow extra time for this process each time you come to campus.

Please wear a face covering at all times while in building until further notice - even if you are vaccinated. Disposable masks are available at our front desk if you need one.

Please follow published signage around the building.

Please wash hands with soap regularly.

Hand sanitizer is available in lobby and on every floor.

Vaccine Verification

Cal/OSHA regulations require us to track and verify our community’s vaccination status to ensure everyone's safety. Getting vaccinated is still the best way we can protect ourselves and our fellow community members from the COVID virus.

CIIS is now mandating that anyone who enters our two campuses - Mission and Arkansas - be vaccinated and submit medical verification to our third-party HIPAA and FERPA compliant tracking service called Med + Proctor. Please check your CIIS email address for a unique email from Med + Proctor where you can upload your documents. The deadline to submit your verification is September 15th. Please note that it takes 72 hours for your verification to appear on the site.

If you have a request for a medical or religious exemption, please email the following for further information and consideration:

Students - Attn: Student Affairs at

Employees (staff and faculty) - Attn: Human Resources at

Once verified by Med + Proctor, please request a sticker at the Mission campus front desk to place on your ID card so that you can show that when you enter campus.  

In the interim period between now and September 15th, every person entering either campus will need to fill out a health screener daily, which asks for vaccination status.

Those not vaccinated will need to have a negative COVID test within 72 hours of entering campus. Our third-party service Med + Proctor will also be able to track your test results in a private way. 

If you are having trouble locating a testing site or securing a vaccine appointment, please email

We encourage all community members who have been vaccinated in California to get a California State QR code that certifies you have been vaccinated and are in the State’s database. This QR code is often asked for in various venues around San Francisco. The process is easy and fast: you simply input your name, birth date, and phone number, and if the information syncs with State of California records, they will send a QR code to your phone. Please visit the State of California COVID-19 website to get verified. This will not substitute the requirement to follow the process below to verify your status through our third-party service.

Vaccine Guidelines

  • WHO approved vaccines are: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Astra Zeneca - others are not accepted by Cal/OSHA for people working or studying in San Francisco
  • International Students should not split vaccine doses between countries - either 100% here or in their home country
  • No citizenship requirements to receive vaccines in San Francisco
  • Vaccines are free and do not require medical insurance
  • If not vaccinated upon arrival to the US, International Students will need to self-quarantine for a full 7 days after arriving. They should get tested 1-3 days before travel and then within 3-5 days upon arrival
  • Students attending any in-person requirement on CIIS campuses need to abide by CIIS policies and above vaccine mandate

Approved In-Person Student Activity

Mission campus 

Effective July 19, 2021 - faculty and staff can access campus without an appointment. They should email only if they have a specific request, an A/V support need or a one-time parking request.

Effective September 15th, 2021 - students will be able to access campus without an appointment. 

Arkansas campus

The ACTCM clinic requires an appointment before arriving. Please email to schedule one.

Arkansas campus will be open for in-person classes starting on August 26th.

CIIS counseling clinics

Please contact your clinic director or manager for more information about your particular training site.

Study Spaces

Effective August 26th, here are the designated study spaces for students at Mission campus: 

  • 2nd floor library
  • 2nd floor tech center for computers and printer
  • 3rd floor cafe
  • 3rd floor quiet room
  • 5th floor student breakroom

Student Services

While we expect most student service offices to be open for in-person service starting August 26th, during campus hours when classes are occurring, please be sure to send an email to whichever office you need to reach prior to coming to campus to ensure someone will be there when you need them:


The library will continue to offer Lobby Pickups until September 10, and will open for In-Library services on Monday September 13.

Please be sure to check the Library website for the most up-to-date information, including operating hours, before making a special trip to campus.

Please contact with questions or concerns about any of the above information.

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