June 30, 2022: COVID-19 Info and Reminders

COVID-19 is persistent and easily spread, so please do not let your guard down, for your sake and our college communities at Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Ventura College, and Ventura College East Campus.

If you’re not feeling well—even if you think it’s just a cold—please do not come to campus. When you stay home, you’re doing your part to protect the most vulnerable people in our community, including the elderly, those with compromised immune systems and other underlying health conditions.

You are encouraged to get COVID-19 boosters as soon as you are eligible. Boosters can enhance or restore protection against COVID-19 that might have decreased over time after your vaccination.

If you have symptoms:

  • Stay home.
  • Complete the Daily Screening Form on the MyVCCCD mobile app.
  • A nurse from the Student Health Center will contact you.
  • Take an at-home test if you have one. If you don’t have one, go to a Test to Treat location (www.vcrecovers.org/testing  or call 888-634-1123).
  • The Student Health Centers have at-home tests available that you can pick up next time you’re on campus.
  • A PCR test is still the “gold standard” and what you’ll need for an early return to campus post-COVID illness.

If you have been exposed:

  • No quarantine is required unless you’re symptomatic.
  • Complete the Daily Screening Form on the MyVCCCD mobile app indicating that you were exposed.
  • Test 3–5 days after your last exposure or if you’re symptomatic.
  • Wear a mask for 10 days indoors (14 days post-COVID illness). Medical experts strongly recommend that everyone wear masks indoors even if you haven’t been exposed.

Why get a COVID-19 vaccination and booster?

  • COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and even dying—especially people who are boosted.
  • COVID-19 vaccines can offer added protection to people who have had COVID-19, including protection against being hospitalized from a new infection.

(Information from the Centers for Disease Control)

Remember:

  • The vaccine mandate is in place for the Summer session.
  • When you register for in-person classes, you will be required to complete an attestation acknowledging you are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, as required by the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees and Students - Board Policy 3506, subject to the terms and limited exemptions.
  • Employees and students are required to upload a record of their vaccination and complete the daily screening and may be required to show their pass upon request (Complete the daily screening only on days that you are coming to campus or have symptoms). Visit Healthy Return to Campus for info on accessing the mobile app or uploading your vaccination card if you don’t have a smartphone.
  • Unvaccinated students without an approved exemption can register for online classes only. 

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Thank you for your continued efforts to keep everyone healthy and safe on our campuses.

Chancellor Greg Gillespie
Moorpark College President Julius Sokenu
Oxnard College Acting President Oscar Cobian
Ventura College President Kim Hoffmans

 

Vaccine Requirements

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone in the community. As the District strives to assist students, employees, and community members in staying healthy, it's clear the vaccine plays an important role in protecting people from getting the COVID-19 virus. 

VCCCD requires all students and employees to be vaccinated. Students and employees must continue to complete the daily screening form in the MyVCCCD app every time you plan to be on-site. You must have a blue pass or gray pass to be on campus.

Blue Pass

  • Your Vaccination Card has been Uploaded and Verified on the MyVCCCD App. You are approved to come onto campus.

Gray Pass (visitors)

  • You completed the daily screening form at home or at a kiosk on campus. You are approved to come onto campus.

More information on uploading your vaccination card is available at Healthy Return to Campus.  

Medical and Religious Exemptions

See below under “Vaccine Information” for exemption information:

  • Students
    • Choosing to Remain Unvaccinated
    • Student Vaccine Exemption Forms
  • Employees
    • Employee Vaccine Exemption Forms

More information on uploading your vaccination card is available at Healthy Return to Campus.  

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. 

Vaccine Exemptions

Return to Campus

COVID-19 College Communications