Since 2020, San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) has relied on
guidance from federal, state, and local public health agencies to make informed
decisions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. With these agencies updating and
rescinding their states of emergency and public health orders, SJECCD has rescinded
its vaccine mandate for students and employees.
In addition to health and safety, SJECCD remains strongly committed to student access and to proactively removing barriers to college access and student success. The proof of vaccine document verification process was an additional step in the registration process that posed a barrier for some SJECCD students and prospective students. Given the recent public health guidance, the continued presence of this potential barrier to enrollment is no longer justified.
While vaccines are no longer required for students or employees, data from public health agencies indicate that vaccinated individuals are less likely to experience severe illness or death from COVID-19 than their unvaccinated peers. Vaccination—including the latest booster shot—is encouraged for employees and students.
In alignment the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health guidelines, masks are not required to be worn in most locations on SJECCD property, including inside classrooms and other shared spaces. This applies to all individuals on SJECCD property regardless of vaccination status. The only exception is the Student Health Centers at both EVC and SJCC, where masks are still required per current California Department of Public Health guidelines for healthcare settings.
While this change puts us in alignment with the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health guidelines for indoor masking in educational settings, the Department still strongly recommends individuals continue to wear a mask indoors and individuals may still wear masks if they choose to do so. We will also continue to make masks available for employees, students, and visitors at kiosks near building entrances throughout our campuses.
In addition to the daily self-check, all employees must check in daily using the designated check-in process for their location. Processes differ slightly by location, but generally employees shall scan the QR code on building entrances upon arrival and when moving between facilities on campus.
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If you are sick or are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, you must stay home. The list does not include all possible symptoms. To learn more about symptoms or conduct your self-check, visit the Centers for Disease Control website
We ask that everyone do their part to keep our community healthy and safe. Before coming to campus or the District Office each day, please do a self-check for any of the following symptoms:
If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19 and our ongoing effort to respond to the pandemic, please email email@example.com.