Welcome back to the CPAC! We are committed to ensuring you have an exceptional live performance experience, with confidence in the policies and procedures designed to keep our community safe.

Cuesta College’s top priority is to maintain the well-being and health of our students and employees, while supporting student completion of their educational goals. Constant communication with public health experts and the chancellor’s office to ensures that our campus is aligned with their recommendations, as the COVID-19 emergency requires ongoing changes to our campus operations. 

To ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and students, Cuesta College follows the guidance of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and with the CDC. In alignment with CDC and CDPH, the updated recommendation on July 28th recommends masking in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. Vaccine mandates are still in effect and indoor masking requirements are posted in each campus area. For college wide updates, please visit Cuesta Colleges COVID-19 Updates and Resources page.



The Board of Trustees approved Resolution 09-21 which states that, as of October 15, 2021:

Proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result
within 72 hrs of the event is required to attend indoor events.

Please be prepared to arrive with enough time to pass through the verification checkpoint, showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of the event - PCR accepted, at-home rapid tests not accepted. Valid Photo-ID required.

Proof of vaccination can include: a visitor’s physical vaccination card, a photo of their physical vaccination card, or their electronic vaccine card/digital record that includes a QR code. In advance of your visit, or even onsite, you can attain a digital copy of your vaccine record by visiting: Visitors to Cuesta can also use the school's preferred site, Cleared4, by using this link: Cleared4 is a HIPAA compliant, cloud-based verification platform. Valid Photo-ID required.

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test must include the date, name, and negative status of the visitor. Proof of vaccination or negative test will not be retained or kept on file in any way. Valid Photo-ID required.


MASK POLICY, as of April 2022

Masks are recommended but not required for indoor areas. Masks are available upon request.



Cuesta College Safe Reopening Measures are being supported by two key elements:  Bipolar Ionization Systems for HVAC airflow and Air Purifiers in common areas. The CPAC is thoroughly outfitted with both!

Just to include a few main features, the Bipolar Ionization Systems: supports particle reduction and smoke control, neutralizes odors by destroying VOCs, deactivates pathogens (Bacteria, Viruses, Mold), helps to control allergens/asthma; while new Air Purifiers have Medical Grade HEPA filters that effectively remove 95% of airborne viruses that are 0.1 microns and larger and efficiently removes a wide range of airborne pollutants and allergens, including dust, pollen, chemicals and gases.



Q: Does the testing or the results need to occur 72 hours prior to the event I am attending?

A: The actual testing needs to take place 72 hours prior to the event and those results need to be available before the event in order to pass through the Verification Checkpoint. PCR are accepted; at-home rapid tests are not accepted.

Q: Can children just mask or do they have to show negative test results in order to attend indoor events?

A: Children who are not vaccinated need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result 72hrs prior to attending an indoor event and must remain masked indoors.

Q: I recently had COVID-19, do I have to test?

A: If you had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you are exempt from screening upon showing proof of positive test. If you recovered more than 90 days ago, you are required to show proof of a negative test.

Q: I have a medical condition and am unable to receive the vaccine. Am I exempt?

A: You are not required to receive the vaccine. You will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result 72hrs prior to accessing indoor Cuesta College campuses and facilities and will be asked to mask indoors. 


Purchasing a ticket to an indoor event confirms that you have read and agree to Cuesta College's safety measures. 

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