Welcome Back to Campus!

Whether you are taking classes virtually or in person, everyone at the Yuba Community College District is excited to welcome students back for the Fall of 2022.

This page of the District’s website is to provide students with the necessary information and resources you 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 2022. This step will not be necessary for Spring Semester 2023.

Indoor Masking

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.

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

CANVAS

YCCD has a special CANVAS cover page related to COVID. It can be accessed at Canvas Shell 2021/22.

If you are new to Canvas, then you can use the following resources to learn more about how to use the system:  Canvas Student Tour.

  • You can call Canvas Support toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The link with the Canvas contact number can be found once you are logged into Canvas by clicking the “Help” button.

YCCD Helpdesk at helpdesk@yccd.edu or at 530-741-6981.

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

If you are enrolled in the current semester, then you are eligible to use Microsoft Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Access to Microsoft Office 365 can be gained through the Campus Sign-On Portal using your student ID and Password.

ZOOM

Some instructors will use Zoom to deliver remote instruction. If an instructor uses zoom they will contact students with a meeting notification which will include a link to the meeting.

Misleading and False Information

Student’s Frequently Asked Questions

What about parking?

Parking Passes can be purchased on a daily basis or for the entire semester. Daily passes can be purchases at the Kiosks found in the campus parking lots. Semester-long passes can be purchased on the appropriate college website.

How will I be notified if there is a change is course delivery?

The district and colleges will provide updates via Catapult EMS, College Apps, and college websites if there are any changes. Please make sure your current contact information is updated for the YCCD Catapult Emergency Messaging System please follow the link: https://apps.yccd.edu/EMS/

I am experiencing coronavirus symptoms. What do I do?

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please be advised to do the following: 1) Stay home and seek medical assistance. a. Contact your health care provider by phone for assessment. It is recommended that you call ahead and not just show up at their offices. b. If you do not have a health care provider, contact the college health services office by telephone. • Woodland Community College: (530) 661-7758 • Yuba College: (530) 740-1749 c. If the college health services office is not available, you should contact the county public health office in which you reside. • Colusa County Public Health: (530) 458-0250 • Glenn County Public Health: (530) 934-6588 • Lake County Public Health: (707) 263-1090 • Sutter County Public Health: (530) 822-7215 • Yolo County Public Health: (530) 666-8643 • Yuba County Public Health: (530) 749-6311 2) Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home 3) Wear a face mask when you are around other individuals. 4) Continue to follow the recommended prevention measures. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. • Stay home when you are sick. • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. • Avoid sharing personal household items – dishes, cups, towels, bedding, etc… • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday Source: Center for Disease Control 5) Monitor your symptoms • Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). • Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by their local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate. • If you have a medical emergency and call 911, notify the dispatcher that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.

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.

Will I have to wear a mask on campus?

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. In January 2022, the California Department of Public Health recommended that people upgrade from cloth face coverings to either surgical masks or KN95/N95/KF94 disposable respirators. Please be advised to wear a well- fitted mask for 10 days after an exposure event.

Will Student Service Offices on the campuses be open?

Yes. In-person Student Services, such as Counseling, Financial Aid, Admissions, and Records, are available at Woodland Community College and Yuba College. Information on Yuba College Student Services can be found at: https://yc.yccd.edu/remote-services/. Information on Woodland Community Collège Student Services can be found at: http://https://wcc.yccd.edu/student/.

Is the fall schedule posted?

Yes, it is posted and available through Self-Service or on the campus website. Yuba College Catalog can be found at: https://yc.yccd.edu/academics/catalog/. Woodland Community College Catalog can be found at: https://wcc.yccd.edu/academics/catalog/.

How do we mitigate students or employees from being ostracized as a result of fear surrounding coronavirus?

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The risk of getting coronavirus disease 2019 is currently low in the US, due in part to quick action from health authorities. However, some people are worried about the disease. Fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma towards Chinese or other Asian-Americans. Stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate an infectious disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality, even though not everyone in that population or from that region is specifically at risk for the disease (for example, Chinese-Americans and other Asian-Americans living in the United States). Stigma hurts everyone by creating more fear or anger towards ordinary people instead of the disease that is causing the problem. We can fight stigma and help not hurt others by providing social support. We can communicate the facts that being Chinese or Asian American does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.

What if I have a question about COVID-19?

If you cannot find an answer to your question about COVID-19, you can email: "covidresponsecenter@yccd.edu".