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

Message from Chancellor Houston Requiring Indoor Facial Coverings

Aug 3, 2021

Health officials have found that the Delta Variant is more contagious than the first outbreak of COVID-19. Hospitalization cases are rising across the country, especially among those that remain unvaccinated. Public health officials also state that the COVID-19 vaccines are effective in preventing serious disease from COVID-19 and the Delta Variant.

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.

Given the increase in transmission rates, State Center Community College District has made a change to our facial covering requirements in order to protect public health and to reduce infection rates. Effective Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the District will adhere to the California Department of Public Health and Center for Disease Control recommendations and require facial coverings while indoor all SCCCD buildings for those that are vaccinated and not vaccinated.

Facial coverings must be worn in common areas indoors, such as hallways, breakrooms, restrooms, elevators, and stairwells as well as open area offices and cubicles, conference rooms, and in single person offices when more than one person is present. You are not required to wear a facial covering when you are the sole occupant of a room, such as your office.

The District will continue to monitor the local COVID-19 transmission and hospitalization rates. We will adhere to the public health guidance that is provided to us by the Departments of Public Health in our service areas and state or federal mandates. You will be notified if and when any COVID-related safety precautions change.