If we know one thing, it is that the COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid situation. As we move forward together into the new academic year, the DVC community is encouraged to operate with flexibility, patience, kindness, and comradery. Please be respectful of your classmates’ and colleagues’ concerns about virus transmission. We are in this together.
To date, DVC has been very fortunate to not have had any reported COVID-19 cases that have been transmitted via on-campus contact. When, and if, a case is reported, the college will work with the district office and county health officials to notify and quarantine all individuals who might have been exposed.
By continuing to follow the guidelines (see below), we will continue to minimize the risk of infection for our students and employees. As the pandemic evolves and the district office enacts revised or additional guidelines, this page will be updated. Notification of updates will be sent to the college community.
Note: All COVID-19 guidelines, requirements and protocols are to be uniform across all CCCCD locations in alignment with policies enacted by the district governing board and district leadership, in order to keep our campuses safe and so students are not confused as they navigate different CCCCD campuses. No additional requirements should be enacted by CCCCD campuses, departments or service areas, except where necessary by discipline requirements.
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All students are required to wear a mask that covers both the nose and mouth while in class. If a student forgets to bring or wear a mask, they can get a paper mask in labs, classrooms, division deans’ offices and the Student Services Center. If a student does not comply with mask requirements, they may be subject to the college’s code of conduct. Students are required to complete a self-assessment prior to coming to campus each day. Please review the checklist. Students and employees are not permitted to enter the campus and must notify their instructor or supervisor if: they test positive for COVID-19, they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. They must leave the area if they develop symptoms while on campus or, they have been in close contact (for 15 minutes within 6 feet) with or otherwise exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19.
In order to support contact tracing and in accordance with state law (SB 1159), employees are required to submit record of all on-campus attendance, via the yellow InSite tile titled ‘COVID-19’.
In order to register for spring 2022 classes, students must provide their vaccination information (or receive an approved exemption) by November 1, 2021. Students who are attending only online classes for the 2021-2022 school year, and who will not be visiting campus at all, may choose not to upload their vaccine information.
All students, regardless of vaccination status, may continue taking in-person classes during the fall semester. No student will be removed or dropped from a class in fall 2021 for not being vaccinated. Students who do not become vaccinated or receive an approved exemption by November 1 will not be able to register for in-person classes for spring 2022.
All employees, regardless of primary work location, are subject to the vaccine requirement.
Instructions for how to submit proof of vaccination will be provided by October 1.
To protect the health and safety of students, employees, and members of the community, the Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and for all students taking in-person classes or who need to come to our campuses (CCC, DVC - Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, LMC - Pittsburgh and Brentwood) for any reason (to access tutoring, student services, the library, etc.).
Learn more about vaccine requirements, incentives and exemptions for students, employees, visitors, and vendors.
Vaccination rates in our county are quite high. More information is available on the county’s data dashboard.
Masks are required indoors regardless of a person’s vaccination status. This does not apply to people in the following circumstances:
If a student is requesting a medical exemption from wearing a face covering, students should contact Disabled Student 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.
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.
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.
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. Per district guidelines, as of August 2, all college offices will be open for in-person services.
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.
Students and employees are asked to do a self-assessment prior to going to campus each day. Please review the checklist and 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.
If you 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.
Yes, confidentiality will be maintained per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state laws.
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.