At their November 9 meeting, the Contra Costa Community College Governing Board voted to suspend the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students and employees beginning January 2, 2023.
Beginning on January 2, 2023:
Effective Immediately: Students registering for spring 2023 classes are not required to submit proof of vaccination or apply for an exception in order to enroll in in-person classes.
DVC is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Public health remains a top priority. We continue to strongly recommend that everyone be fully vaccinated (including booster shots), as one of the best ways to prevent severe illness. We also fully support voluntary mask-wearing and have plenty of free masks, self-test kits, and hand sanitizers on campus.
Students and employees are not permitted to enter the campus and must notify their instructor or supervisor if:
We continue to strongly recommend that everyone be fully vaccinated (including booster shots), as one of the best ways to prevent severe illness.
Masks are encouraged, but not required, indoors.
Yes, students can find paper masks in classrooms, division deans’ offices and the Student Services Center.
Per CalOSHA requirements, N-95 masks will be available for employees in the deans’ offices.
Per the current county’s guidance, social distancing and reduced capacity is no longer required in public settings and cannot be insisted upon.
You can request it, but not require it.
Yes, there are enhanced cleaning protocols in place. We will continue to follow those established protocols (electrostatic spraying, disinfecting high touch areas and quick response to any/all reported infected areas). There will not be any cleaning between classes throughout the day. All cleaning will be done once per evening, after classes and campuses have closed.
Hand sanitizer will continue to be available in all rooms. Wipes are available as supplies allow in division offices. Disposable masks will continue to be available in all areas as well – classrooms and division offices.
There is a current district-wide project to assess and repair ventilation and filtration systems to meet the CDC/OSHA HVAC recommendations. This work is active and on-going. Our expectation is that the areas initially identified as priority – those that will be occupied during fall semester – will be mostly completed prior to the start of the semester.
Please contact your instructor(s)/supervisor if you need to miss work or class. Employees, students and vendors are not permitted to enter the campus if:
If you begin to feel sick while on-campus, leave campus immediately and seek medical attention. All students/employees are asked to report to their instructor(s)/supervisor if they are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.
Yes, confidentiality will be maintained per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state laws.
If a student or employee tests positive or is exposed to COVID-19, they should refer to CDC guidelines for quarantine or isolation.
Individuals who do not comply with college policies will be subject to disciplinary policies.
Any students or employees who are identified through contact tracing to have been exposed to a COVID-19 infection will be notified.