Student/Employee Resources During COVID-19

Update: 3/18

Emergency Grants Now Available!

Great news – as in previous semesters, Miramar College is utilizing HEERF funds to provide students with direct student aid.   

In keeping with the HEERF regulations we adjusted the disbursement process slightly this semester to make it a bit easier on students to more quickly access these funds.  As an initial step we have already automatically issued awards in the amount of $1,200 to 3,139 students with the highest level of need (as defined by their CCPG/Pell grant status).  This is a total of $3.7 million dollars in direct aid to students that has already been disbursed this semester.

Later today, the District will be notifying all currently enrolled students who were not automatically awarded that they are eligible to apply for a $1,200 grant award through the Edquity App.  This second campaign will run from Friday, March 18th  through next Tuesday, March 22nd.  Eligible students will then be awarded funds on March 23rd.  Should there be any remaining funds, we will run a third campaign in late April.

Attached is the letter that will be going out to students that includes a link to the Edquity App.  Please help us to spread the word among students via your classrooms and Canvas shells.

It’s important to note that a single student may only receive one award per semester, so this second campaign is only for those student who were not already automatically awarded.

 

Miramar College Returns to In-Person Operations Feb. 22

As public health conditions continue to improve in San Diego County, San Diego Miramar College and the San Diego Community College district will proceed with the return to in-person instruction and operations on Tuesday, February 22. This means classes scheduled for in-person instruction in the spring semester, which started online due to the COVID-19 case rates at the start of the semester, will proceed in-person. Employees working remotely will return to in-person work assignments three days per week for the weeks of February 22–25 and February 28–March 4 and full-time beginning Monday, March 7.

While COVID-19 case rates in our region continue to improve and the California Department of Public Health has rescinded the statewide face covering order, Miramar College will continue to require all individuals to wear an acceptable face covering in all campus and SDCCD facilities and activities. Face coverings may be removed while individuals are outdoors and physically distanced, while individuals are eating or drinking, and while individuals are alone in their workspace and physically distanced. You can review the District’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan here.

All employees are encouraged to self-isolate and be tested if you are experiencing COVID symptoms and/or believe you have had close contact with someone who has tested positive. For information on District-sponsored testing opportunities, CLICK HERE. We appreciate everyone’s continued cooperation as we work together to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities, especially for our community members at greatest risk of serious illness.

Student Services will be open Monday-Thursday with counter service 9:00am-4:00pm. All student services will be fully remote on Fridays. Limited food service is available. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as we will routinely post updates hours of operation.

Spring 2022 Mask Requirements

On Tuesday, February 15, the California Department of Public Health order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings while indoors in public spaces will expire. This will not change District policy, which requires all individuals to wear an acceptable face covering while indoors and while outdoors on campus and within six feet of others.

Fall 2022 Vaccine Requirements

To better protect our campus communities and allow for continued in-person learning and services, San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges and College of Continuing Education are requiring students to receive a COVID-19 booster effective Fall 2022 semester for in-person instruction. Students must provide booster documentation by Friday, August 12th or they will be dropped from their in-person class.

· Students who were fully vaccinated either with a two-dose regimen (e.g. Pfizer, Moderna) more than five months ago or a one-dose regimen (e.g. Johnson & Johnson) more than two months ago are now eligible for a booster. Students should get their booster shot as soon as possible.

· Those who are still within the five-or two-month windows (depending on vaccine type) should make plans to receive a booster as soon as they are eligible.

· Students may upload their updated vaccination card with booster documentation to Cleared4.

If you already received the booster and uploaded your documentation no further action is required.

Updated Mask and Vaccine Requirements for Spring 2022

We hope the start of your Spring 2022 semester is off to a good start.  Please read the following as it contains important information regarding vaccine and mask requirements.

Spring 2022 Mask Requirements

On Tuesday, February 15th, the California Department of Public Health order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings while indoors in public spaces will expire. This will not change District policy, which requires all individuals to wear an acceptable face covering while indoors and while outdoors on campus and within six feet of others.

Fall 2022 Vaccine Requirements 

To better protect our campus community and allow for continued in-person learning and services, San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges and College of Continuing Education are requiring students to receive a COVID-19 booster effective Fall 2022 semester for in-person instruction.  Students must provide booster documentation by Friday, August 12th or they will be dropped from their Fall 2022 in-person class.

Students who were fully vaccinated either with a two-dose regimen (e.g. Pfizer, Moderna) more than five months ago or a one-dose regimen (e.g. Johnson & Johnson) more than two months ago are now eligible for a booster.  Students should get their booster shot as soon as possible.

 Those who are still within the five- or two-month windows (depending on vaccine type) should make plans to receive a booster as soon as they are eligible.

 Students may upload their updated vaccination card with booster documentation to Cleared4.

If you already received the booster and uploaded your documentation no further action is required.

 

COVID-19 TESTING HOURS

 

SDCCD

COVID

Testing

Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

City

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mesa

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

 

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miramar

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

6 a.m. – 12p.m.

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Education

 

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Office

 

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

 

 

             

 

District Face Covering Requirement

On Tuesday, February 15th, the California Department of Public Health order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings while indoors in public spaces will expire. This will not change the District’s policy, which requires all individuals on District property to wear an acceptable face covering while indoors and while outdoors and within six feet of others. While individuals who are fully vaccinated may enter many public spaces without a face covering, the requirement will be in place for all District facilities and events throughout the spring semester.

Acceptable Face Coverings

The District’s definition of an acceptable face covering is based on the research on materials and coverings effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19 and Cal-OSHA requirements. As stated in the District’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan (https://www.sdccd.edu/docs/District/employee/COVID.SDCCD.Prevention.Plan.pdf), face coverings means a surgical mask, a medical procedure mask, a respirator worn voluntarily (N95 mask), or a tightly woven fabric or non-woven material of at least two layers. A face covering has no visible holes or openings and must cover the nose and mouth. A face covering does not include a scarf, ski mask, balaclava, bandana, turtleneck, collar, or single layer of fabric.

All individuals must wear an acceptable face covering unless they are outdoors and physically distanced, in a vehicle alone, while eating or drinking, while performing duties which cannot be done safely while wearing a face covering, or while alone in a workspace. Face coverings are available at all District facilities for individuals who need one. If you would like a N95 mask, please let your supervisor know. Please ensure you are complying with this requirement at all times to avoid any potential discipline.

Spring '22-Operational Outline

The following information is subject to change without notice. Posted January 27, 2022.

Masking

All individuals must wear face coverings while indoors at a District facility regardless of vaccination status, unless they have a medical exemption approved by Risk Management.  Face coverings may be removed while individuals are outdoors and physically distanced (six feet apart), when alone in a workspace, when in a vehicle alone, while eating or drinking and physically distanced, while performing duties that cannot be done safely while wearing a face covering, or for specific meetings or events attended only by fully vaccinated individuals as approved by Risk Management.

How do I obtain PPE?

Limited stores of PPE are available for distribution.  Surgical masks, multiple use N95 masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and surface cleaner are available.  Please reach out to your supervisor/manager to arrange distribution.

The PASS System – Student Access

All classes with an in-person component have a vaccination “prerequisite.”  Students must be fully vaccinated to enroll.  Students with an approved exemption are required to comply with weekly testing requirements.  SDCCD is using Cleared4 to give faculty and staff a quick and easy way to verify if a student meets COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements.  Students cleared for in-person instruction and student appointments/activities will be provided a “Blue Pass.”  Students who have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours will be issued a “Green PASS.”  Students who do not meet COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing requirements will be issued a “Red PASS.”  Specific details are at COVID-19 Information for Students | San Diego Community College District (sdccd.edu).

Employee COVID Reporting

If an employee is sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home from work.  Employees must report their symptoms or positive COVID-19 test to their supervisor or manager.  The employee will be contacted by SDCCD Risk Management for specific quarantine requirements and follow-up testing and safety requirements.

Student COVID Reporting

If a student is sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they must not participate in face-to-face instruction or student services.  Students must report their positive COVID-19 test to their instructor.  The student positive COVID-19 reporting form is published at student fillable Positive COVID Test Reporting Form-3_0.pdf (sdmiramar.edu)The instructor will report to their Department Chair and Dean.  Students will be contacted by Student Health Services for specific quarantine requirements and follow-up testing and safety requirements.  Close contact employees will be contacted by SDCCD Risk Management for specific follow-up.

How do I get a COVID test?

While testing dates, times, and locations will change, employees can register and make an appointment for testing at multiple SDCCD locations.  Specific registration and appointment details for employees are published at https://www.sdccd.edu/docs/District/employee/COVID-19.Testing.Procedures.pdf.  Specific registration and appointment details for students are published at https://www.sdccd.edu/students/covid19/

Student Services

All Student Services office will primarily be remote until February 22. All offices will provide virtual services from 8:00a-6:00p Monday through Thursday, and 8:00a-1:00p on Fridays. During the first few days of classes, Student Services will have staff operating outdoor information booths to welcome students taking live/F2F classes to provide resource information and to guide students and the general public to where they need to go.

Administrative Services

Operations will be primarily remote until February 22. Included in these remote services are Budget/Purchasing/Travel, Employment/Payroll, and Student Accounting.  Hourglass Support Services will be on campus daily to support Instruction and the City of San Diego Park and Recreation department.  Reprographics will offer limited service for those who submit work orders online at repro@sdccd.edu.  Receiving will be operating in a limited capacity to receive and distribute purchase orders.

Whom do I contact if I have a question?

For specific operational questions, contact your supervisor/manager.  COVID-19 information for employees is published at https://www.sdccd.edu/about/departments-and-offices/human-resources/risk-management/covid-employees.aspx.  COVID-19 information for students is published at https://sdmiramar.edu/covid-info/students

 

Important Updates from District:

Chancellor's Update - January 27, 2022

Student Update - January 20, 2022

 

 

Spring 2022 Semester

 

As we navigate the start of the SPRING 2022 Semester, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact how we learn, teach, and work.  

Students enrolled in classes with an on-campus component or utilizing services at any district location must provide proof of full vaccination (per CDC guidelines) or have an eligible medical exemption on file, or they will be dropped from their class. Vaccination is not required for students enrolled exclusively in online courses or those who not come on campus; however, SDCCD strongly encourages all district community members to be vaccinated.

SDCCD uses Cleared4 to help provide students a safe, secure way to comply with COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements. Exempt students are required to comply with weekly COVID-19 testing requirements and upload them through our Cleared4 system. 

 

Information for In-Person Classes

 

  • PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED: Students who would like to take in-person or hybrid classes or access certain in-person services must provide proof of COVID vaccination. Those who do not have proof of vaccination will continue to access courses and services on-line throughout the Spring term. Free vaccination shots are available through the Student Health Center and at various locations throughout the county.

 

Upload Vaccination Documentation

 

Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in being dropped from your in-person class.

  • PROOF OF NEGATIVE TEST REQUIRED FOR EXEMPT STUDENTS: Students who have an approved exemption for the COVID-19 requirement and are enrolled in a class with an "in-person" component are required to submit to twice weekly COVID-19 Testing.  Students can get the COVID-19 Test at any third-party or San Diego Testing location and must submit the results via JIRA by Sunday at 12:00 PM for classes starting the next day or during the week.  The Molecular Test (NAAT, RT-PCR, or LAMP test) is needed to satisfy testing requirements.  HOME TESTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.  ALL TEST MUST BE FROM A THIRD PARTY VENDOR.  STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO COMPLY WITH TESTING REQUIREMENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM ATTENDING CLASS IN PERSON AND WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE COURSE.  

Testing Result Verification

 

LIST OF IN-PERSON AND REMOTE SERVICE HOURS FOR SPRING 2022

HOURS OF OPERATION

 

OTHER RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

ACADEMIC 

BASIC NEEDS RESOURCES

 

 

CDC COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 Vaccination is an important tool to end the COVID-19 pandemic.  Remember you can get a vaccine at no cost to you at sites all over Sand Diego County.

San Diego COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

 

The San Diego Miramar Associated Student Government's message about COVID Vaccines

ASG Message About Vaccines

 

Are Vaccines Safe?