January 2022 In Person Classes

A Message from President Hoffmans on January 5, 2022:

Ventura Pirate Student,

As you may know, there has been a surge in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Ventura County during the last few weeks (Ventura County Recovers). Keeping in mind that the health and safety of students are of the highest importance, and with an abundance of caution, the following changes are being implemented for the Spring 2022 semester:

  • Most Spring semester classes will be remote for a limited time. Instructors with classes planned to meet in person will be contacting their students. All students are encouraged to make contact with your faculty for specific information about your classes. Scheduled in-person class sessions will be reinstated following a reduction in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.
  • Only vaccinated students and those with an approved exemption can be on-site.  All health and safety protocols currently in place will continue, including daily screening, wearing face masks, and twice-weekly testing for those with medical or religious exemptions. Detailed information is available at VCCCD COVID-19 Information.

We realize this is both an exciting and uncertain time. Please access the many resources (Student Services) available to help navigate your semester. We are limiting the number of individuals on campus during the month of January. Please make an appointment to visit (online or in person) one of our offices on campus. The Library is closed to the outside public for the month of January. 

If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please get tested. Testing sites are located throughout Ventura County and Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm, on the Ventura College campusThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines state the best protection against COVID-19 is to be vaccinated and get a booster. Ventura County vaccination information is available at Ventura County Recovers. You can schedule a vaccination appointment online at MyTurn.

Testing at VC is available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: VC Small Gym or Dance Studio (AEC outside the small gym)

You're encouraged to register to get tested.  For the billing information section, do not click on “Cash” pay.  For questions about the process or missing test results, please call 1 (866) 522-5467. When visiting the VC COVID testing site for the first time, bring your health insurance card (if you have one) and a state-issued ID card or your 900#. No one will be turned away or charged. Test results will be emailed within approximately 24-48 hours. Off-campus test results are also permitted (PCR tests only).

You must have a green or blue pass to be on campus.

blue pass on your MyVCCCD app means your vaccination card has been uploaded and verified - you are ready to visit a screening site on campus.

People who are not fully vaccinated must have a medical or religious exemption in order to receive a green pass that will allow them to come on campus. But you must have completed two PCR COVID tests during the prior week and submitted your two negative test results through the MyVCCCD app no later than noon each Sunday to be on campus. Wait until you are finished coming to campus for the week to upload your test results.There are no exemptions to testing.

For students and employees: If you are already fully vaccinated and have had your vaccination card verified through the MyVCCCD app, please continue to answer the app’s screening questions before coming to campus. All students and employees must complete the app’s regular screening questions before going to campus.

Please note that the District is not collecting booster information at this time.

Stay healthy and safe,

Kim Hoffmans, RN, Ed.D

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