Welcome Back to Campus!

Whether you are a student, faculty member, staff member or administrator, this COVID site is regularly updated to provide you with the with the necessary information and resources need as we start to transition away from an almost exclusive virtual campus to a combination of in-person and online instruction. (The last revision was made on November 1, 2022.)

Yuba Community College District (YCCD), in line with guidance from county public health officials, lifted its indoor face covering mandate. However, YCCD strongly recommends everyone – students, faculty, and staff to wear masks while indoors regardless of vaccination status. Free face coverings are available in classrooms and public areas.

Yuba Community College District no longer requires students and employees to show proof of vaccination or a weekly PCR test to be physically present on a YCCD campus. YCCD strongly encourages everyone to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with appropriate booster and test regularly.

Students need to complete the CMIA and go through all the agreements to register for Fall semester. This step will not be necessary for Spring Semester 2023.

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Current COVID-19 Information:

For the latest information on local COVID 19 statistics visit your county website (links included below). for statewide data and information visit https://data.chhs.ca.gov/.

Mask Requirements

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, YCCD provide an update on changes to the Yuba Community College District’s mask requirement. As you may be aware, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced a number of recent policy changes including an update to the requirement for unvaccinated persons to mask in indoor public settings. The CDPH’s new guidance is a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, continue to mask while in indoor public settings and businesses. Therefore, effective March 11, 2022, the YCCD mask policy is updated to strongly recommend that all students, employees, and campus visitors wear a mask when in any indoor setting.  The update to our policy removes a requirement for students, staff, and faculty to wear a mask indoors although it is encouraged, especially in large group settings.  YCCD has implemented numerous safety mitigation efforts to ensure the safety of all students, employees and campus visitors. Faculty, classified staff, students, and visitors should continue to self-screen for illness prior to coming onto any YCCD campus. The District will continue to monitor COVID-19 positivity data, state and local health guidance, and other information and provide updates as they become available.  It should also be noted that some programs such as Allied Health, are subject to more rigorous requirements and rules such as those for healthcare settings.




Testing:

YCCD Offers Free COVID-19 Home Tests to Staff And Students.

YCCD recently revised the COVID-19 guidance to align with CDPH to reduce isolation and quarantine period.  The revised guidance allows individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 to shorten their isolation to less than 10 days if they have no symptoms (including no fever for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicines) AND test negative for COVID-19 on day 5 or later. Individuals who end their isolation before day 10 must wear a face mask that fits and filters well over their mouth and nose when around others through day 10. The first test should be used no earlier than day 5 after symptoms began or the initial positive test was collected, whichever came later. The first day of symptoms or the day of the positive test is considered day zero, whichever came earlier. Individuals should wait until their symptoms have improved and they have been without fever for 24 hours before testing. If the first test on day 5 or later is positive, the person should remain in isolation and wait until day 7 or later to test again using the second test. If the second test is positive, the person should continue to isolate for the full 10 days.

Either a PCR or antigen test can be used to shorten the isolation period. However, many individuals will continue to test positive by PCR for 90 days after their initial COVID-19 infection. For this reason, Antigen tests are preferred for shortening the isolation period.

COVID-19 Rapid antigen test kits (Home test) will be available free of cost at all campuses and the district office for staff and students who need to get tested. Each test kit provided by YCCD will contain 2 tests. Moreover, Residential households in the U.S. are eligible for 4 orders of free at-home tests on USPS.com.  You can visit https://special.usps.com/testkits#  to order kits. Rapid test kits are also available for purchase at many retail outlets and online. Most health insurance plans now also permit enrollees to obtain kits from some pharmacies at no additional out-of-pocket cost.

Locations to pick up Free COVID-19 test kits at each campus:

Marysville Campus Building 100A, Room 13
Woodland Community College Vice President of Student Services
Lake Campus Dean’s office AND Director of Special Programs
Colusa Campus Paula Parish, Campus Operations Specialist
Sutter Center Student Services Desk (Room 140)
District Office COVID Response Team



Vaccine Information:

Please check with your local county website for the latest vaccine information. All Californian’s age 6 months and older are eligible to be vaccinated. The state’s vaccine information site, with information on how to sign up to be vaccinated, is at https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/.

 Individual county vaccination information can be found at the following sites:

Colusa County https://www.countyofcolusa.org

 Lake County http://health.co.lake.ca.us

Sutter County www.suttercounty.org/vaccine

Yolo County www.yolocounty.org

Yuba Counties www.yuba.org/vaccines

YCCD COVID-19 reporting Requirements:

Students and employees are required to contact their supervisor or instructor if they are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. If you develop symptoms while at a district facility, you must leave immediately. Additionally, please fill out the reporting form (YCCD COVID-19 Questionnaire and Reporting Form). Your information will be kept confidential. When an individual, who tested positive for COVID-19, has been onsite during their infectious period, the YCCD COVID Response team will ask them to help identify potential high-risk and low-risk close contacts.

Other Resources

State of California Coronavirus Website

California Community College Chancellor’s Website

COVID-19 Videos

 

 Frequently Asked Vaccine & Testing Policy Questions

I received a positive COVID-19 test result, do I always need to report it?

DO REPORT positive COVID-19 test results from tests performed at any sites. You will need to fill out the "YCCD COVID-19 Questionnaire and Reporting Form" by using this link: "https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ED7uUiXsN02_oHyJmRjp_bZqR1FUiQ5PkyfzXvA7f3lUQllFS1BVRUk1VjJZNzExNVpRSVhMNEVCUy4u"

What is a Close Contact?

Close Contact is defined as someone who shares the same indoor space (400,000 or fewer cubic feet per floor ) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated.