Unfortunately, the fires affecting our community continue to grow. Yesterday, Red Flag warnings were issued through Friday afternoon representing ideal conditions for fire combustion and spread.

Given this, we have made the decision to delay a return to in-person instruction at Greystone until Monday, October 12. All campus buildings will remain closed until that time. Our intention is to reopen the Residence Halls on Sunday, October 11. While we expect the situation to be resolved by then, we must acknowledge this is a fluid situation; we will continue to remain in touch with students via email and the Everbridge Emergency Notification system as further information becomes available.

Classes, which resumed Wednesday, September 30 online, will continue to be delivered virtually during this interim period. By continuing in this way, instructors will be able to keep pace with the semester—providing lecturing instruction now on theory and techniques, and enabling students to get right back into the kitchens and bakeshops once campus reopens. Students, please continue to monitor the student portal and your Moodle sites for further information regarding your classes.

Most students have returned home already or are staying with family or friends. If you are unable to do this for an extended period, or if you have remained behind and are staying at Copia, our Student Affairs team can offer assistance. Please update your status on the "2020 Glass Fire Status" form on the Residence Life portal to keep us apprised of your status or to indicate that you need assistance.


    CIA SAFE Plan

  • CIA SAFE Plan Highlights

    Our reopening plan, CIA SAFE (Shared Accountability for Everyone)—focuses on ensuring the health and safety of our entire campus community—students, faculty, and staff. The following highlights some of its core components:

    Reducing Density

    CIA academic campuses (Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; and San Antonio, TX) will remain closed to the public and other visitors until further notice. This includes outside guests and visitors to residence halls.

    Safety Precautions

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Students and employees will be required to wear masks in all classrooms, labs, and common areas. Masks are also required in all outdoor public places.

    Personal Health and Well-Being

    • Pre-Return Health Screening. All students, faculty, and staff will receive a questionnaire via e-mail prior to returning to campus.
    • Daily Checkpoints. Students, faculty, and staff will undergo daily health screenings, including temperature checks, prior to entry.
    • Testing, Tracking, and Treating. Working with local and state governments in its respective locations, the CIA is prepared to implement testing and tracking protocols for its campus community.

    View additional details here. (PDF)



    • To protect the health and safety of our campus community, all restaurants on CIA’s academic campuses (Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; and San Antonio, TX) remain closed to dine-in guests until further notice.
    • Savor at the CIA San Antonio is open for curbside pick-up—including cook-at-home meal kits―Monday–Friday, from 4:30–7:30 p.m. View their Fall Curbside Menu.
    • Grove at Copia—located at The CIA at Copia in downtown Napa, CA—is open with a special three-course prix fixe Garden Supper menu. Make a reservation.
    • CIA Gift Cards for future use can be purchased online.

    Food Enthusiast Programs

    • Food enthusiast programs at all CIA academic campuses (Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; and San Antonio, TX) have been canceled and guests have been notified and provided an opportunity to transfer their registration to another class or Boot Camp once we open or have the course fees refunded to a CIA Gift Card.

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