Coronavirus Resources District information pertaining to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Face Covering Details

Jun 18, 2021

As you know, there have been recent changes in the requirements for face coverings. Below is more detailed information for State Center Community College District faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Students and visitors

  • Fully vaccinated students and visitors are not required to wear face coverings while indoors or outdoors. In accordance with California Department of Public Health guidance, the District will be relying upon students and visitors to self-attest their vaccination status.
  • Unvaccinated students and visitors must continue to wear face coverings while indoors in public settings.
  • Unvaccinated students and visitors with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering are exempt from the face covering requirement. Children under two years old are also exempt.
  • Fully vaccinated students and visitors may continue to voluntarily wear face coverings.


  • Under the current CalOSHA regulations, employers are required to document employee vaccination status.
  • Fully vaccinated employees who self-attest their vaccination status at the COVID Vaccination Submission site are not required to wear face coverings.
  • Employees who decline to self-attest their vaccination status will be treated as being unvaccinated and must continue to wear face coverings while indoors at work.
  • If you are a fully vaccinated employee and intend not to wear face coverings while at work, you must complete the form at the COVID Vaccination Submission site. Pursuant to CalOSHA regulations, if you decline to complete the form, you will be considered an unvaccinated employee and will be required to follow face covering requirements for unvaccinated employees.
  • Employees who are not fully vaccinated must wear face coverings while indoors or inside vehicles unless (a) they are alone in a room or vehicle, or (b) they are eating or drinking and six feet from others in a properly ventilated area
  • The District will provide face coverings to all employees who are not fully vaccinated, and will provide face coverings to fully vaccinated employees upon request. The District will provide respirators to all employees who are not fully vaccinated who are working indoors or in vehicles with more than one person, upon request.
  • Face coverings must comply with CalOSHA requirements. Face coverings must fully cover the mouth and nose. Acceptable face coverings include a surgical mask, medical procedure mask, a respirator, or a tightly woven fabric or non-woven fabric of at least two layers. A face covering does not include a scarf, ski mask, balaclava, bandana, turtleneck, collar, or single layer of fabric.
  • If a face covering interferes with an unvaccinated employee’s ability to perform their work, they should contact their supervisor to discuss exceptions to policy.
  • If an unvaccinated employee with a medical or mental health condition or disability requires an accommodation from the face covering requirement, they should contact Human Resources.
  • All employees regardless of vaccination status may continue to wear face coverings.

The District’s face covering requirements may be amended with updates to the law or public health guidance, or as the situation with COVID-19 evolves.

Although SCCCD is not currently requiring students or employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition to entering District campuses or facilities, we strongly encourage all faculty, staff and students to voluntarily receive one of the COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as possible to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Here are details on how to schedule your appointment. In addition to the health benefits, the state is now providing other incentives for those who get vaccinated eligible for prizes.