Important Update (02/14/23)
The SJECCD Board of Trustees approved a resolution that no longer requires employees or students to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
With this change to our COVID response, we will no longer be accepting or reviewing applications for exemptions based on medical/disability need or sincerely held religious belief, as exemptions are no longer necessary.
Other COVID-related operational changes, including reporting and tracking of positive cases and daily check-in for employees, remain in effect.
Throughout the pandemic, we have relied upon guidance from federal, state, and local public health agencies to make informed decisions and keep our District community safe and healthy. With these agencies updating and rescinding their states of emergency and various public health orders, this was an opportune time for our Board to evaluate our ongoing response to COVID-19.
In addition to prioritizing the health and safety of students and employees, we also remain firmly committed to student access and to proactively removing barriers to college access and student success.
While vaccinations are no longer required, we continue to support and encourage vaccination among employees and students. Information on how to make an appointment to receive a vaccination or booster shot in Santa Clara County is available from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
Additionally, students and employees have access to vaccines and booster shots through the Student Health Services center on each campus.
We will also continue to make masks and hand sanitizer available for free in District facilities and our on-campus COVID-19 testing sites will remain open through Friday, May 26, 2023.
These on-campus testing sites will continue to provide PCR saliva-based tests for employees and students and will distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits and personal protective equipment while supplies last.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can students receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
EVC students must contact Health and Wellness Services (408-270-6480) and SJCC Students must contact Student Health Center (408-288-3724) to check the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine for any of the following:
• Primary Series (first doses)
• Additional Doses (for immunocompromised individuals)
• Booster Doses (for those who received J&J at least 2 months ago and Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago)
Students can also visit VaccineFinder.org to find additional vaccination providers.
- Can students receive the initial doses or boosters of the COVID-19 vaccine at the colleges?
No, EVC is not offering the COVID-19 Vaccine at the college.
3. What additional resources are available to learn more about COVID-19?