COVID-19 Safety FAQ

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IMPORTANT:

As part of the Contra Costa Community College District's (4CD) ongoing commitment to keep our communities safe, students must do the following to attend in-person classes or access in-person services:

  • wear masks indoors
  • submit proof of vaccination (or have an approved exemption)

If your vaccine documentation has been approved, but you are still seeing a hold on your registration for in-person classes, please contact notifications@dvc.edu. Once your proof of vaccination has been submitted, please allow three (3) days for your registration hold to be removed.

All employees, regardless of primary work location, are also subject to these requirements.

4CD offers medical and religious exceptions for eligible students and employees.

For additional details about the vaccine requirement, visit our Student Frequently Asked Questions.

Students and employees are not permitted to enter the campus and must notify their instructor or supervisor if: 

  1. they test positive for COVID-19,
  2. they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. They must leave the area if they develop symptoms while on campus or,
  3. they are not up-to-date on their vaccinations and have been in close contact (for 15 minutes within 6 feet) with or otherwise exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19. 

DVC students may contact notifications@dvc.edu with questions.

CCCCD App

Download the CCCCD APP to:

  • submit proof of vaccination

Download the CCCCD app for Apple or Android

SUBMIT PROOF OF VACCINATION

Action: Open the CCCCD app and select "Upload Vaccine Document." Accepted forms of vaccine documentation include:

  • A photo or screenshot of an Official California Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record
  • A photo of an original vaccination card showing the date(s) and types of vaccination(s) received
  • A photo, JPG or PNG file (PDFs not accepted) of a form from a healthcare provider that documents the date(s) and types of vaccination(s) received

*Students and employees who do not have a smart phone may submit their proof of vaccination via the CCCCD web form using their "@insite.4cd.edu" or "@email.4cd.edu" email address.

VISITORS
It is strongly recommended that visitors become fully vaccinated prior to entering district facilities.


Masks

What are current mask requirements?

Masks are required indoors regardless of a person’s vaccination status. This does not apply to people in the following circumstances:  

  • When alone in a room  
  • When actively eating or drinking  
  • When swimming or showering  
  • When receiving care or other service that requires removal of the face covering  
  • When exempt from wearing face coverings under the State Face Covering Guidance or other applicable California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance. 

If a student is requesting a medical exemption from wearing a face covering, students should contact Disability Support Services/Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSS/DSPS) prior to coming on campus to request an accommodation. 

If an employee is requesting a medical exemption from wearing a face covering, they should contact their supervisor prior to coming on campus to request an accommodation. 

How will mask requirements be enforced for students/employees?

If a student forgets to bring or wear a mask, they will be able to get a temporary mask in classrooms, division deans’ offices and the Student Services Center. If a student repeatedly fails to comply or refuses to comply with mask requirements, they will be subject to the college’s code of conduct.

Review employee guidance for managing student mask compliance.

If an employee forgets to bring or wear a mask, they will be able to get an N-95 mask in the dean’s office. If an employee repeatedly fails to comply or refuses to comply with mask requirements, they will be directed to leave the work site and their supervisor will notify human resources immediately.

Will masks be available on campus for students/employees?

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.


Social distancing and reduced capacity

Can I limit number of students/employees in my areas?

Per the current county’s guidance, social distancing and reduced capacity is no longer required in public settings and cannot be insisted upon.

Can I, as a classified professional/manager, request that students/employees contact me remotely versus coming into my office?

You can request it, but not require it. 


Athletics

Are there any specific requirements or protocols for athletics?

  • DVC student-athletes have been asked to provide proof of vaccination. 
  • Unvaccinated athletes and athletics employees are required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.   
  • Masks are required for vaccinated and unvaccinated student-athletes when training/meeting indoors. 
  • All officials must show proof of vaccination or get tested weekly just like student-athletes. 
  • Fans in stands will be allowed. 

Facilities and Cleaning

Are there enhanced cleaning protocols on our campuses?

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.

Will extra cleaning supplies (sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer) be made available to service areas and departments?

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.

What efforts have been made to ensure that ventilation systems are functioning properly?

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.


Incidents of COVID-19 symptoms or infection

What should students/employees do if they are not feeling well or know that they have been exposed to COVID-19?

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:

  1. they have tested positive for COVID-19,
  2. they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms and are to leave the area if they develop symptoms while on campus, or 
  3. they are not up-to-date on their vaccinations and have been in close contact (for 15 minutes within 6 feet) with or otherwise exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19. 

What do I do if I begin to feel sick on-campus?

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.

What happens if I have been exposed to or test positive for COVID-19?

If you are not up-to-date on your vaccinations and have been in close contact (for 15 minutes within 6 feet), or test positive for COVID-19, contact your instructor(s)/supervisor so that contact tracing may begin immediately. 

Will confidentiality be maintained if I report to test positive for COVID-19?

Yes, confidentiality will be maintained per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state laws.

How long do I have to quarantine or isolate?

If a student or employee tests positive or is exposed to COVID-19, they should refer to CDC guidelines for quarantine or isolation. 

What will happen if I do not comply with college policies?

Individuals who do not comply with college policies will be subject to disciplinary policies.

Will we be notified if there are cases of COVID-19 on campus?

Any students or employees who are identified through contact tracing to have been exposed to a COVID-19 infection will be notified.