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Photo by Maia Sawi

In-Person Courses

We are working hard to make certain that everything is in place for your safe return to in-person learning at Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley.

The four courses scheduled at the Freight will be held only online for the first two weeks (January 18-28.) We plan to resume offering them in person starting Tuesday, February 1.  

Be sure to review the following UC Berkeley requirements for all in-person attendees:

Proof of vaccination required
  • Proof of vaccination (including a booster) and photo ID are required to enter. 
  • Vaccination cards, a photo of your card, or a digital vaccine record (e.g., are acceptable forms of proof of vaccination. 
Proof of negative rapid or PCR test required
  • This is a UC Berkeley mandate — regardless of vaccination status.
  • Tests must be conducted within 48 hours prior to attending class for the first time.
  • A time-stamped photo of your negative test is acceptable proof.
  • This is a one time only requirement per term.
  • If you are taking in-person classes on both Tuesday and Thursday, your negative test on Tuesday will also cover Thursday.
Mask required
  • Masks/face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • Per CDC guidance, we highly encourage the use N95 or KN95 masks for the utmost protection. Please avoid the use of cloth masks alone.
Daily Symptom Screener required

Additional Safety Measures at the Freight:

New air filtration system

  • An upgraded HVAC system brings in 100% outside air seven times per hour and ensures the cleanest air possible. 
  • MERV-13 air filters have been installed, in adherence with CDC recommendations. 
  • HEPA filters are in place in areas with lower air flow (backstage, restrooms, classrooms).

Enhanced safety protocols

  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue.
  • Enclosed box office area.
  • Fully vaccinated staff and volunteers.
  • CDC-recommended cleaning practices before, during, and after classes, particularly cleaning of “high touch” surfaces.