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 Spring 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.

Chancellors email to Students on Vaccine & Testing Policy 9.15.2021

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Find a Testing Site – COVID-19 Testing Sites in California

Student Online Readiness Modules

California Community College Chancellor’s Office Coronavirus Resource Page

Indoor Masking

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.

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

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.

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Student’s Frequently Asked 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 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?

If you are registering for face-to-face classes, you must submit your vaccine documentation, before 5pm on January 21, 2022.

I heard there was a vaccination incentive program for students. Is there?

YCCD developed 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.

I lost my vaccine card. How can I request for a new card?

If you lost your vaccine card, please go to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/ to get a digital copy of your vaccine record.

How do I get tested?

COVID-19 testing sites are being held at each campus location. There are many other locations that also offer testing. 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. Students will also need to upload tests taken from other COVID-19 testing vendors.

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.

What kind of classes will be offered in person for the Fall Semester?

The colleges are planning to provide more in-person classes on campus this fall in a variety of departments. Information on Woodland Community College Classes can be found at: https://wcc.yccd.edu/admissions/course-search/ Information on Yuba College Classes can be found at: https://yc.yccd.edu/academics/catalog/. Students participating in classes on campus will be required to adhere to the District-wide mask mandate and social distancing.

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/

How can the colleges safely offer more in person classes?

In consultation with the guidance received from local county health officials, we are planning to provide a combination of online and in-person classes in the fall. To ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff a District-wide mask mandate has been implemented and social distancing will be enforced. To provide an environment that ensures the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff the following steps are being taken at the campuses: • Deep cleaning of facilities has been conducted, and ongoing elevated cleaning will be maintained • Devises such as Plexiglas shields have been installed throughout campus. • Social Distancing Cues will be added throughout the campuses including signage, floor markings, change in the configuration of the classroom and other spaces. • Standardized language for in-person courses syllabi related to social distancing and face-covering protocols will be provided to all faculty.

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 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.

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 WebAdvisor 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/.

I actually prefer online classes. What if I don’t want to come back to campus?

Approximately 70 percent of classes in a wide variety of subjects are available online. If you prefer online learning we encourage you to enroll in those classes.

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.

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.

Can I meet testing requirements with an at-home test?

If it is a PCR test, then yes. An antigen test will not be accepted to meet this requirement, which rules out many rapid, at-home testing options.

Who is able to take the test in campus? What about visiting scholars, temporary affiliated, vendors, visitors, household members of YCCD employees or contractors?

* 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.

What if I have a question about COVID-19 that is not already answered?

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