Student Resources During COVID-19

 

District Update

September 27, 2021

 

As we navigate the start of the Fall 2021 semester, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact how we learn, teach, and work.  We anticipate offering more on-campus classes and services for Spring 2022, and we want to affirm that, first and foremost, we continue to be committed to your health and safety.

On September 23, 2021, the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Governing Board passed  a resolution giving authority to the Chancellor to enact a vaccine requirement for all students, faculty, and staff.

What This Means

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 religious or 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.  For more information, please visit our COVID-19 resource center for students.  

 

THE FALL SEMESTER 2021

While most Fall 2021 courses are being held online, we are increasing our offerings of more in-person classes and in-person student services and activities as state and local health guidelines permit.  We remain committed in providing a high-quality learning experience for every student while keeping the health and safety of our community in mind.  Fall 2021 services will continue to be offered online, with limited in-person hours.  

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 Fall term. Free vaccination shots are available through the Student Health Center and at various locations throughout the county.

 

Upload Vaccination Documentation

Students must submit vaccine documentation prior to Wednesday, August 18th.

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 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.  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

District Testing Schedule 

 

 

City College

Continuing ED

Mesa College

Miramar College

District Office

Monday

 

 

7 AM – 3 PM

 

 

Tuesday

 

2 PM – 6 PM

 

6 AM- 12 PM

 

Wednesday

8 AM – 2 PM

 

 

2 PM – 6 PM

8 AM – 4 PM

Thursday

2 PM – 5 PM

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

 

8 AM – 12 PM

 

 

 

  • FACE MASKS REQUIRED: Face masks will be required of all students who enter a district facility (classrooms and buildings). In instances where you need to remove your mask, such as when eating, students should observe appropriate social distancing. Free face masks will be available throughout campus in the event that you do not have one or forget to bring one.

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDED: In an effort to promote health and safety, social distancing standards are highly recommended when in buildings, during campus events and activities, or when waiting in line for services. Please be sure to follow any posted guidance or verbal directions from campus staff.

  • UTILIZE HAND SANITIZER: The College has made hand sanitizer stations available in multiple locations. Please feel free to utilize the hand sanitizer as needed. We do recommend that you carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you to make access even more convenient. Watch for periodic campus events and activities that will provide free travel size hand sanitizer.

  • WATCH FOR SYMPTOMS: Students who have any of the warning signs for COVID-19 should not come to campus.  They should contact their Faculty Member and inform them they are ill and then check with Student Health Services prior to coming back to class.  

  • District FAQs about the COVID-19 Impact 
  • Student Services Resources for Students during Remote Instruction
  • Chancellor's Update #23

 

 

LIST OF IN-PERSON AND REMOTE SERVICE HOURS FOR FALL 2021

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?