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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 has 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.

For employees of 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 7, 2022. Details on the policy related to students can be found by clicking HERE.

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.

YCCD COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Requirement Resolution – PDF

YCCD COVID 19 Vaccine and Policy – PDF

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COVID-19 Support & Resources:

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, we are writing to 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.  All other YCCD COVID-19 policies and procedures remain unchanged and 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.

Current Requirements

Fully vaccinated individuals are required to:

1. Upload vaccination documentation into apps.yccd.edu/tracker/VaxDocumentation.

2. Daily Pre-Screening Survey and receive a Daily Campus Pass.

3. Test for COVID-19 if experiencing symptoms, after travel or after exposure to COVID-19.

4. Self-report health status in COVID-19 Reporting form if experiencing COVID-like symptoms, or if a positive COVID test result is received through any COVID test.

Unvaccinated individuals are required to:

1. PCR test weekly and upload testing documentation into apps.yccd.edu/tracker/WeeklyTesting.

2. Daily Pre-Screening Survey and receive a Daily Campus Pass.

3. Self-report health status in COVID-19 Reporting form if experiencing COVID-like symptoms, or if a positive COVID test result is received through any COVID test.




Testing:

When to use PCR and when to use Antigen Home Kits?

– The Yuba Community College District requires only PCR test if you are unvaccinated and go through weekly testing.
– Either a PCR or Antigen test can be used for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 to shorten their isolation to less than 10 days if they have no symptoms.


* Starting Monday 04/25/2022 your valid health insurance is required every time you get tested at campus.

+ Insured: Please bring your insurance card to your appointment. Testing department will bill your insurance. There is still no out-of-pocket cost for YCCD staff and students with insurance.

  • + Uninsured: YCCD offers testing to non-insured staff and students free of charge. You must be a current staff or student at YCCD and provide your staff/student ID.

+ Community Members: Must provide insurance at the time of testing. Those with insurance will not have to pay a copay. Unfortunately, starting Monday 04/25/2022 the uninsured public will not be able to test on our sites.


Your YCCD Student ID is required every time you get tested at Virus Geeks. This allows you to enable automatic uploading of COVID Test results into COVID tracker within 48 hours. If you forget to identify yourself as part of YCCD, then you will need to follow directions to manually report your testing information to the COVID Tracker system (https://apps.yccd.edu/Tracker). Automatic tracking of your testing information will only happen if you you provide your YCCD ID. You can look up your YCCD ID here: https://apps.yccd.edu/Students/ if you forgot.


YCCD Offers COVID-19 Home Tests to Staff And Students Who Have Tested Positive In The Previous 5 Days.

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.

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.

Each test kit provided by YCCD will contain 2 tests. 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. Persons 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.




Vaccine Information:

Please check with your local county website for the latest vaccine information. All Californian’s age 5 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 Protocols and Requirements:

YCCD COVID-19 Questionnaire and Reporting Form

YCCD COVID-19 Prevention Program 02.2022 Revised

COVID-19 Exposure Notification Requirement (AB 685) Revised 01_12_2021

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Other Resources

State of California Coronavirus Website

California Community College Chancellor’s Website

COVID-19 Videos

 

 Frequently Asked Vaccine & Testing Policy Questions

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 21, 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 clinics are 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.

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 was within 6 feet of an infected person 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.

I received red pass on the Daily Campus Pass, what do I do?

Remain off campus and do not enter district facilities until receiving a medical release/clearance from your physician or COVID Response Team.