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San Bernardino Community College District

COVID-19 Updates

Last Updated: July 30, 2021

SBCCD Safe Reopening Plan

Safe return to campus starts August 1

California has surpassed a major milestone in the fight against COVID — administering more than 40 million vaccine doses, including 8 million in the state’s hardest-hit communities, helping hospitalizations to steadily decline. With these public health improvements, California has fully reopened the economy on June 15, while continuing to require masking for certain groups and encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.

Given the availablility of vaccines for anyone 12 years or older, SBCCD is planning a safe return to in-person learning and working for the Fall 2021 semester.

Your Health and Safety Continues to be Our Priority

Before we come back and reopen our campus doors on August 1, we will update our SBCCD Reopening Plan to outline multiple protective measures, including:

  • Adhering to the latest Cal/OSHA and CA Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines regarding face masks, pertaining to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors while on campus and SBCCD facilities.
  • Classroom, office, and outdoor facility reconfiguration based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
  • Continued communication on free COVID testing and vaccine availability for students, faculty, and staff who wish to get vaccinated. To be sure, the COVID vaccine will remain optional.

Keep reading.

Face Covering Guidance for SBCCD

SBCCD will be aligning with the latest Cal/OSHA and CDPH guidance surrounding the use of face coverings at the campuses and District sites.

In recognition of the CDPH's latest guidance on face coverings issued on July 28th, all faculty, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face coverings while on campus or District site and indoors, effective August 2nd. 

Face coverings will continue to be made available to students and employees. Faculty and staff members should inquire with their supervisor.

For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions.

Employee Vaccination Survey

All SBCCD employees are required to complete the vaccination survey below: 

SBCCD's collection of this information is required by Cal/OSHA regulations.  Please be assured that your responses will remain confidential.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Students and visitors are not required to complete the vaccination survey.

If you are having trouble viewing the embedded survey, you can also click on this link to access the survey: Vaccination Survey

 

Vaccines are available for residents 12 years and older

San Bernardino County Public Health is making COVID-19 vaccinations available to individuals who are 12 years or older. Keep reading.

County-Hosted Vaccination Sites

For a list of County-hosted sites, and to register, click here.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

Make sure to bring the following documents to your appointment:

  • ID Card (Driver's License)
  • Vaccination Card (for your Second-Dose Appointment)
  • Recent pay stub showing employment at SBCCD (if you do not live in SB County)
  • Insurance Card (for charge-back of any applicable administration costs. Out-of-pocket cost should be zero.)

 

CDC Requiring All Inbound International Travelers to Get COVID-19 Tested

As of January 26, the CDC will require all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flights departs, and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. For more information and FAQs, please visit the CDC website.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

Please visit the SB County's website here for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 locations, dates, and eligibility criteria, as well as to make an appointment for COVID-19 testing.

In light of an increase of COVID-19 cases, appointments are strongly recommended.  Walk-ins are welcome at County testing sites, but they may experience longer wait times.  San Bernardino County residents can make an appointment on the County's COVID-19 website. Residents that cannot access the form online can call the County COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 and staff can assist in completing the request form.

Walk-up County-hosted testing sites will be asking clients to conduct their own nasal swabs. To watch a tutorial on YouTube, click here.

All clients must wear face coverings upon arrival.

SB County's COVID-19 Response

For more information on the County's COVID-19 response and the latest SB County press releases, please visit CountyWire.

Recommendations for Students, Faculty & Staff on Campus

During this time, a limited number of students, faculty and staff members are on campus or District sites. For everyone's health and safety, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Face Covering - required for all unvaccinated individuals on site.
  • Physical Distancing when Eating - remember to stay at least 6 feet away from others if you are not vaccinated and are actively eating or drinking.
  • Hand-washing - wash your hands often, with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Stay Home if You Are Sick - this is especially important to control the spread of COVID-19 and other infections. You should also remain at home if someone in your household has been infected with COVID-19, or if you have recently returned from international travel (see Travel Updates below).

Campus Updates

Summer 2021 courses will be administered virtually, with the exception of a handful of courses. Please check your campus website and emails for the most up-to-date information.

Below are Summer 2021 hours of operation:

Crafton Hills College

Bookstore

  • Open Monday through Thursday, 9am - 3pm for in-person visits.
  • To place an online order, visit the CHC Bookstore website.

Food Pantry

  • Open to students for self-serve only.
  • Monday through Thursday, 9am - 4pm
  • Location: In front of Student Life Office (CCR-155)

Aquatics Center

  • Open for lap swim Monday-Thursday 9:30am - 2:00pm
  • Open for Long Course Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm (see Aquatics website for more details)
  • Closed holidays: Sept. 6 (Labor Day)
  • For more information, visit the Aquatics website.

 

San Bernardino Valley College

Valley 360 Resource Center - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am to 3 pm

  • Location: West side of Library, facing AutoZone
  • Students must provide proof of current enrollment. (Show student ID card or provide number)
  • Students must wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
  • Limit one visit per week.
  • For more information, please visit the Valley 360 website.

 

Staffing Guidance

Faculty and staff members should continue to work remotely. Essential employees will continue working as they currently are, while maintaining social distancing per the Governor's order.

Department leaders will inform staff members where and how they should report to work. Those who are unsure if they should report to campus or the district office should reach out to their managers directly.

Work-related Travel

When considering out-of-state or international travel, the following questions should be considered:

1. Is the event allowed by the local jurisdiction, based upon anticipated number of attendees? (Answer should be yes)

2. Is the event organizer following all local and state COVID-19 guidance? (Answer should be yes)

3. Is there a CDC advisory warning travelers against non-essential travel domestically/internationally? (Answer should be no)

4. Is there a CDC advisory warning travelers not to travel to the city/state where the event is to be held? (Answer should be no)

5. Is there a state/local requirement for travelers to self-quarantine for XX days upon arrival? (Answer should be no)

6. Is there a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the local area during the time leading up to the event? (Answer should be no)

If one can answer all of the preceding questions with the indicated answers, it is most likely safe to travel to the event. Keep in mind that other conditions, such as social distancing and wearing face coverings, may apply during travel (particularly air travel) and upon arrival at your destination.

See the latest CDC guidance for travel.

The final decision on whether or not work-related travel is permissible lies with the Chancellor and Campus Presidents. Travel approval may depend on various factors such as mode of travel, destination, and duration of trip.

Where possible, employees and students should book with airline carriers, rental car companies, and hotels with flexible cancellation policies. Please note that that a travel credit (for future use of the funds) is not the same as a refund.

 

Campus Events

The spring 2020 and 2021 Commencement exercises for CHC and SBVC were held virtually.

In-person campus events will be allowed in accordance with Campus Administrative Services requirements and CDPH guidance for large gatherings.

Preventive Measures

Here are a few simple but effective steps you can take to prevent becoming ill and control the spread of viruses:

  • If you exhibit symptoms indicative of COVID-19, it is highly recommended that you get tested for COVID-19. For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC website. If you are an SBCCD employee and test positive for COVID-19, please inform SBCCD Human Resources and await further instruction from an HR staff member.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue if you cough or sneeze. If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into your elbow. Discard the tissue and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Wear a face covering when interacting with others in a public setting (if you are not vaccinated).

Emergency Notifications and E-mail Updates

Please note that SBCCD is using the Regroup emergency notification system to inform students, faculty and staff of campus closures, schedule changes and general COVID-19 updates. You are strongly encouraged to log on to WebAdvisor (CHC / SBVC) and check that your emergency contact information is current.