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.
District Governing Board Approve Vaccine & Testing Policy
At the September 9, 2021, meeting of the YCCD Board of Trustees a resolution was adopted to implement a vaccine and testing policy for all YCCD employees and students to be physically present on any of the District properties, including Woodland Community College, Yuba College, the District Office, and the Lake County, Colusa County, and Sutter County campuses.
Based on local, state and national data we have learned that people not vaccinated against COVID-19 are most at risk of infection, adverse health consequences, and further spreading COVID-19 to friends, family, colleagues, and the community at large.
So consistent with the data, the Board of Trustees have directed the Chancellor’s Office to develop and implement a COVID-19 vaccine and testing policy for District employees, students, and others who access any of the District’s facilities.
Foremployeesof the District the new Vaccine and Testing Policy takes effect on December 1, 2021. Details on the policy related to employees can be found by clicking HERE.
For Students in the District the new Vaccine and Testing Policy takes effect on February, 24, 2022. Details on the policy related to students can be found by clickingHERE.
A copy of the Boards resolution can be found using the following link, and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at the bottom of the page.
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/.
Please check with your local county website for the latest vaccine information. All Californian’s age 12 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:
I am a current student in the YCCD district. When do I have to show proof of vaccination or undergo weekly testing?
The effective date of the YCCD vaccination and testing policy is January 24, 2022, for students. As of that date, all students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing to be on any YCCD campus or participate in any face-to-face district activities for more than 15 minutes.
I am only going to take online classes in the spring semester. Do I need to be vaccinated or tested?
No. Students who are only taking online classes and utilizing online student services do NOT need to be vaccinated or tested.
How do I show proof of vaccination?
The District is developing a process for students to easily show proof of vaccination or testing. This will be broadly shared as soon as it is finalized.
I heard there was a vaccination incentive program for students. Is there?
YCCD is developing a vaccine incentive program for all YCCD students who are registered for the spring 2022 semester. This will be implemented no later than December 1, 2021. Students who are registered for the spring semester and provide proof of full vaccination will be eligible for a $200 gift card. All students registered for spring 2022 courses at Yuba College or Woodland Community College will be eligible, including students taking online courses, dual enrollment courses, credit, and non-credit courses.
How do I get tested or vaccinated?
Testing and vaccination clinics will be offered at each campus location. There are many other locations that also offer testing and vaccination. The YCCD website provides links to some of those resources. Individuals may obtain a COVID-19 vaccine from any County provider or health care provider authorized to administer the vaccine. Anyone wanting to schedule a vaccination appointment can also visit the State of California's MyTurn website
I am a YCCD employee, what is the effective date for employees?
The effective date for all faculty, staff, administrators, and volunteers is December 1, 2021. As of that date, employees must be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.
Are all of the COVID-19 vaccines accepted?
Vaccines must be FDA approved; have an emergency use authorization from the FDA; or, for persons fully vaccinated outside the United States, be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Fully vaccinated” means the District has documented that the person received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. (8 CCR § 3205(b)(9).) Employees may request paid leave from Human Resources for obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine and any illness related to it.
What about vaccine boosters?
If COVID-19 vaccine boosters become necessary to prevent the contraction and transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, students and employees will need to get boosters. At this time, booster shots are not required. This could change if the public health authorities, including the CDC, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”), or the County Department of Public Health indicate that a COVID-19 vaccine booster is necessary based on the COVID-19 vaccine that the employee received and the date upon which they became fully vaccinated.