Safety Requirements

Vaccinations

Our district has approved a vaccine requirement for all students taking in-person or hybrid classes in the spring semester at Saddleback College, IVC, ATEP, or satellite locations. All students enrolling for spring semester on-campus or hybrid classes should be fully vaccinated or plan on meeting the vaccination requirement by January 8, 2022.

If you are neither vaccinated nor planning on being vaccinated, we encourage you to enroll only in online classes for spring semester.

Masks

Masks are required at all times when indoors, including in the hallways and upon entering and exiting. Masks must be medical grade (a surgical mask or N or KN 94 or 95).  Free surgical masks are available throughout campus.

Check for Symptoms

If you develop Covid or symptoms of Covid while attending on-campus classes, please do not come to campus. Contact the Student Health and Wellness Center at 949.582.4606 and let your instructor know that you will be absent. The Student Health and Wellness Center will follow-up with you to help isolate your contacts on campus, using the latest protocols, so that we can prevent outbreaks.

Other Safe Practices

You are encouraged to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer (available in learning spaces) and to clean surfaces that others have used, such as keyboards and desktops (using sanitizing wipes available in computer labs and classrooms). Even though surface contact is rarely a cause of COVID-19, it continues to be an important source of transmission for colds and influenza.