CIIS is closely monitoring COVID-19. This is a sensitive and rapidly evolving situation, and we extend our support and healing wishes to those who are affected.

Find out about CIIS Academic and Building Access Policies for Fall 2020. 

This page provides regularly updated information for the CIIS community. The University is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of this community and its visitors by following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), California Department of Public Health, and San Francisco Department of Public Health. There are currently no confirmed cases at CIIS. 

For the latest updates on the coronavirus or the flu, and travel-related advisories, please visit the CDC website.

Please note: Fall semester will be mostly virtual in support of our community. For more information, please contact your department. 

**Please check your CIIS email for the latest updates on COVID-19 and its impact on the CIIS community.

CIIS Response to COVID-19

Seven Bay Area counties (San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz) are asking all residents to stay at home except to meet essential needs in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This directive is effective Tuesday, March 17 and will be implemented indefinitely at the discretion of each county.

In compliance with this directive, CIIS  has closed its buildings. There will be very limited access to both campuses, and campuses will be closed through at least until the beginning of August. We will continue to offer webinar classes and to perform all essential services.

Our priority remains the health and safety of every member of our community. That comes first. Our second priority remains the continuance of a quality educational experience for every student.

To these ends, CIIS has taken the following steps:

  • All face-to-face courses have transitioned to virtual delivery and will remain virtual for the remainder of the Spring semester. For more information on remote learning, visit Teach & Learn Anywhere.
  • Staff have been preparing to work remotely and  have transitioned to doing so with a very few exceptions for continuity. For more information on working remotely, visit Work Remotely.
  • Out of concern for the CIIS community and the communities that we serve, we have closed our acupuncture clinics. Our six counseling clinics are closed for face-to-face appointments. Tele-health appointments are available. Visit Clinics for more information.
  • All CIIS Public Programs events are currently taking place online. Visit our calendar for details and registration.
  • Students have been setting up virtual groups to check in on one another and to provide mutual support. Visit MyCIIS for more information.

We ask for your understanding and patience as we continue to take steps to respond to the spread of COVID-19. We thank you for the flexibility you have shown throughout these past weeks. We hope everyone remains well. Please take good care.

COVID-19 Information & Resources 

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