Safety Requirements


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

If you are neither vaccinated nor planning on being vaccinated, we encourage you to enroll only in online classes. More information on the vaccine requirement can be found here


  • The college requires that face masks or two-layer face gaiters be worn at all times in all indoor locations on campus except the cafeteria. You will need to wear a face mask indoors even if you are vaccinated. This requirement will be enforced. Students who fail to comply will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Masks will be available in buildings throughout campus – please help yourself to a box.
  • Masks are not required outdoors.
  • If you are unable to wear a face mask due to a medical or psychological condition, please contact the Student Health and Wellness Center for verification of disability and approval of accommodations. Accommodations will require either the use of a clear face shield with a full drape to the chest or switching to all-online classes.

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.