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Mt. SAC Important Message

Beginning Summer Intersession, Covid-19 vaccinations are encouraged, but not required. Learn more about our safety guidelines at www.mtsac.edu/covid19

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Student Requirements | Coronavirus Information

With the community's support, Mt. San Antonio College can continue to provide classes and services through the pandemic.  This Summer, the COVID-19 vaccination mandate has been lifted. The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended, but not required.

Summer Requirements

    • icon of vaccineVaccinations Encouraged, but not Required

      Beginning Summer, COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Lifted  

      Thanks to declining COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the region, the state of California and the county of Los Angeles have eased COVID-19 prevention strategies. After considering the latest data and balancing risks and responsibilities at its April meeting, the Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees has decided not to renew the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students taking classes on campus. Beginning this Summer Intersession, students may take in-person classes and use in-person services regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. 

      GET VACCINATED

      COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. They are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Booster doses should be taken 5 months after the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 2 months after a Johnson & Johnson dose. Individuals can choose which vaccine to receive as a booster dose. Learn more through the Los Angeles County Public Health vaccine website. Appointments for a vaccination or booster dose can be made at https://myturn.ca.gov as well as through major pharmacy chains.   

    • icon of phoneUse Cleared4 to Schedule Tests and Upload Records

      Use Cleared4 Link to Schedule COVID-19 Tests and Upload Records

      While vaccinations are no longer required this Summer, Cleared4 remains available for the campus community to upload vaccination records, schedule free COVID-19 tests, and track test results. 

      USING CLEARED4

      Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account. Everyone has received multiple emails from Cleared4 on behalf of the college to open their custom Cleared4 link. Those who cannot find their custom link should check their email junk mail folder or request another Cleared4 account claim link.

      • From Line: Mt. San Antonio College
      • Email Address: no-reply@cleared4work.com
    • covid testCOVID-19 Testing Information and Locations

      Free COVID-19 Testing On Campus

      WHO: Any Mt. SAC student or employee can get free COVID-19 testing on campus. These PCR tests are done through nasal swabbing or saliva. 

      HOW:  Use your Cleared4 account to make an appointment.  Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account.

      WHEN AND WHERE:  Locations and hours are subject to change.

      • Building 4 Administration (near flag poles)
        • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
        • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Building 6 Library (near fountain)
        • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
        • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Building 67A (east campus, late evening hours)
        • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
        • Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
        • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      Rapid Testing for Those COVID-19 Positive

      WHO: Mounties who are COVID-19 positive should immediately notify the Contact Tracing Department through the online Health Check Form, calling (909) 274-6900 or emailing contacttracing@mtsac.edu. Contact Tracers will help them understand their isolation requirements as well as identify close contacts. Employees should also notify their managers. Following public health and Cal-OSHA guidelines, isolation can end and individuals may return to campus after Day 5, as long as symptoms are not present or are resolving, and an antigen test collected on Day 5 or later tests negative. COVID-19 positive employees are required to take the proctored COVID-19 antigen test on Day 5 if they have no fever without fever reducing medication and they have no symptoms or their symptoms have improved. Employees who test negative on the antigen test are required to return to work on campus on Day 6.

      MAKING AN APPOINTMENT: Qualifying students and employees can now get a free antigen test by scheduling an appointment via email to hraccommodations@mtsac.edu.  

      TESTING LOCATION: The tests will be conducted in the white tent outside of Building 4, near the ATM and convenient 30 minute parking.

    • icon of thermometerHandling COVID-19 Exposure and Symptoms

      Handling COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure

      STAY HOME IF SICK

      As a reminder, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste/smell, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, nausea, diarrhea, and so on.

      FILL OUT A HEALTH CHECK

      To report symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, fill out a Student Health Check Form. This form is critical to trigger a campus response from Contact Tracers, Public Safety, Custodial Services and more. Students should also notify their professors and/or campus employers. You can also communicate with Contact Tracers through the contact information below.

      ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

      Mt. SAC follows guidelines from Los Angeles County Public Health. 
      ISOLATION keeps someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 away from others. In Los Angeles County, if you have COVID-19, you must: (1) isolate yourself, (2) wear a mask indoors and outdoors and (3) tell your close contacts they have been exposed and need to follow instructions for close contacts. Learn more about Isolation guidelines from Los Angeles County public health.  
      QUARANTINE is used to keep someone who has been exposed to a person with COVID-19 away from others. They are sometimes called close contacts. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. Read more on Quarantine guidelines from Los Angeles County public health

      CONTACT TRACERS

      Work with  our Contact Tracing Department to learn more about how to respond to symptoms and COVID-19 exposures, as well as identify people who are close contacts and would need to take additional precautions. Phone: (909) 274-6900,  Email: contacttracing@mtsac.edu

    • icon of maskFace Coverings 
      Masking Requirements Updated

      Face coverings are required indoors for students and faculty through the Spring. Starting Monday, June 13, the College will ease its face coverings requirement to align with public health requirements, Cal/OSHA workplace safety guidelines, as well as agreements with employee bargaining units. If COVID-19 conditions and public health orders remain the same, face coverings will be recommended indoors, but not generally required this Summer Intersession.

      Questions related to masking requirements should be sent to hraccommodations@mtsac.edu.

Spring Requirements

    • icon of vaccineVaccinations Required for On-Campus Students

      Vaccinations Required for On Campus

      ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS: Students engaging in on-campus activities (including in-person lecture and lab classes, sports and services) must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

      FULLY ONLINE STUDENTS: Fully online students are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Classes and services are available conveniently online. ON CAMPUS services are limited to quick transactions that are less than 15 minutes, including: Bookstore, Laptop Distribution, Cashier’s Office, Student Services, Food Pantry, and Lab Kit Pickups.

      OFF-SITE STUDENTS: Students participating in off-site internships, studies and employment must adhere to the COVID-19 rules and regulations established by that location.

      GET VACCINATED: COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. They are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Booster doses should be taken 5 months after the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 2 months after a Johnson & Johnson dose. Individuals can choose which vaccine to receive as a booster dose. Learn more through the Los Angeles County Public Health vaccine website. Appointments for a vaccination or booster dose can be made at https://myturn.ca.gov as well as through major pharmacy chains.   

    • icon of phoneVaccination Evidence Required - First Due Feb. 11, Second Due March 25

      Use Cleared4 Link to Upload Vaccination Records and Track Testing

      Evidence of First Dose due Friday, Feb. 11 at 7:59 p.m. for Spring *
      Evidence of Both Doses due Friday, March 25 at 2 p.m. for Spring

      REQUIREMENT: For spring students, evidence of a first COVID-19 vaccine dose is due Feb. 11 at 7:59 p.m.* and evidence of the second dose is due March 25 at 2 p.m. 

      RISK OF GETTING DROPPED: Students who do not upload evidence into Cleared4 risk getting dropped from their in-person and hybrid classes. Those students may only continue taking classes and receiving services ONLINE.

      USING CLEARED4: Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account. Everyone has received multiple emails from Cleared4 on behalf of the college to open their custom Cleared4 link. Those who cannot find their custom link should check their email junk mail folder or request another Cleared4 account claim link.

      • From Line: Mt. San Antonio College
      • Email Address: no-reply@cleared4work.com

      PREVIOUS EVIDENCE: Students who have previously submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccination through their custom Cleared4 link do not need to submit evidence again. However, if they receive new booster doses, they should upload those records.

      * NEW STUDENTS: Students who are new to the college will receive their Cleared4 account AFTER they register for their classes, at which time they can upload their evidence.  New student enrollees have a short period of time to submit their evidence or fill out their exemption before their classes are dropped.

    • icon for formMedical and Religious Exemptions due Feb. 11, 7:59 p.m.

      Medical and Religious Exemptions

      Submit request forms by Friday, Feb. 11 at 7:59 p.m. for Spring*

      Unvaccinated students who wish to attend an in-person or hybrid class on campus and cannot be vaccinated because of a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief must submit an online Request for Medical Exemption or Request for Religious Exemption by Feb. 11 at 7:59 p.m. To access these forms, follow the links above, then click the Mt. SAC logo, and then log in with your Mountie username and password.

      The request must be approved by Human Resources to exempt the student from the vaccination requirement to take in-person or hybrid classes. Those with approved exemptions may take on-campus classes, but must participate in weekly COVID-19 testing at free locations across campus. Those who receive an approved exemption do not have to apply again each term.

      * New student enrollees have a short period of time to submit their evidence or fill out their exemption before their classes are dropped.

    • covid testCOVID-19 Testing Information and Locations

      Free COVID-19 PCR Testing On Campus

      WHO: Some ON-CAMPUS students are required to get PCR tests on campus EVERY 7 DAYS, including

      • Students with Medical and Religious Exemptions
      • Those who are in the process of getting vaccinated, but are not yet fully vaccinated. 

        Students are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their COVID-19 vaccination is completed (one dose for Johnson and Johnson; two doses for Pfizer and Moderna).  

      WHEN AND WHERE: Tests should be completed EVERY 7 DAYS in order to receive a Cleared4 Pass. Locations and hours are

      • Building 4 Administration (near flag poles)
        • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
        • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Building 6 Library (near fountain)
        • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
        • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Building 67A (east campus, late evening hours)
        • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
        • Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
        • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      HOW:  If you are testing weekly, use your Cleared4 account to make an appointment. Tests are due every 7 days in order to main a Cleared4 Pass for in-person classes and services. Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account.

      Rapid Antigen Testing for Those COVID-19 Positive

      WHO: Mounties who are COVID-19 positive should immediately notify the Contact Tracing Department through the online Health Check Form, calling (909) 274-6900 or emailing contacttracing@mtsac.edu. Contact Tracers will help them understand their isolation requirements as well as identify close contacts. Employees should also notify their managers. Following public health and Cal-OSHA guidelines, isolation can end and individuals may return to campus after Day 5, as long as symptoms are not present or are resolving, and an antigen test collected on Day 5 or later tests negative. COVID-19 positive employees are required to take the proctored COVID-19 antigen test on Day 5 if they have no fever without fever reducing medication and they have no symptoms or their symptoms have improved. Employees who test negative on the antigen test are required to return to work on campus on Day 6.

      MAKING AN APPOINTMENT: Qualifying students and employees can now get a free antigen test by scheduling an appointment via email to hraccommodations@mtsac.edu.  

      TESTING LOCATION: The tests will be conducted in the white tent outside of Building 4, near the ATM and convenient 30 minute parking.

    • icon of thermometerHandling COVID-19 Exposure and Symptoms

      Handling COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure

      STAY HOME IF SICK

      As a reminder, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste/smell, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, nausea, diarrhea, and so on.

      FILL OUT A HEALTH CHECK

      To report symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, fill out a Student Health Check Form. This form is critical to trigger a campus response from Contact Tracers, Public Safety, Custodial Services and more. Students should also notify their professors and/or campus employers. You can also communicate with Contact Tracers through the contact information below.

      ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

      Mt. SAC follows guidelines from Los Angeles County Public Health. 
      ISOLATION keeps someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 away from others. In Los Angeles County, if you have COVID-19, you must: (1) isolate yourself, (2) wear a mask indoors and outdoors and (3) tell your close contacts they have been exposed and need to follow instructions for close contacts. Learn more about Isolation guidelines from Los Angeles County public health.  
      QUARANTINE is used to keep someone who has been exposed to a person with COVID-19 away from others. They are sometimes called close contacts. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. Read more on Quarantine guidelines from Los Angeles County public health

      CONTACT TRACERS

      Work with  our Contact Tracing Department to learn more about how to respond to symptoms and COVID-19 exposures, as well as identify people who are close contacts and would need to take additional precautions. Phone: (909) 274-6900,  Email: contacttracing@mtsac.edu

    • icon of maskFace Coverings Requirement
      Masking Requirements Updated

      With the number of COVID-19 cases decreasing, Los Angeles County Public Health has lifted its indoor mask order beginning Friday, March 4, 2022. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the county has reached a key benchmark, moving from high community transmission risk to low community transmission risk, triggering the change.

      While the masking mandate has been lifted at the county level, masking is still strongly recommended. In determining Mt. SAC’s masking requirements, the college will continue to follow public health guidance, Cal/OSHA workplace safety guidelines as well as agreements with employee bargaining units.

      Beginning Friday, March 4, 2022, the Mt. SAC masking requirement will be as follows:

      While on campus, regardless of vaccination status, Face Coverings are:

      • Required indoors for Faculty and Students
        (following a Faculty Association side letter in place through Spring Semester unless another agreement is reached)
      • Recommended indoors for all other groups

      Questions related to masking requirements should be sent to hraccommodations@mtsac.edu.

    • icon of phoneUse Cleared4 to Upload Records and Track Testing

      Use Cleared4 App to Upload Records and Track Testing

      • WHO: Everyone has received multiple emails from Cleared4 on behalf of the college to open their custom Cleared4 link. Those who cannot find their custom link should check their email junk mail folder or request another Cleared4 account claim link.
        • From Line: Mt. San Antonio College
        • Email Address: no-reply@cleared4work.com  
      • KEEP TRACK: The mobile friendly Cleared4 link will help you keep track of your weekly testing schedule as well as its results. Anyone without a confirmed vaccination record will receive a reminder email with a custom link to the Cleared4 app. The reminder will be sent to their Mt. SAC email addresses and mobile phones (if the number is available on record). They can also add a mobile number under “Profile.”
      • CONNECT HEALTH DATA: Through Cleared4, you can upload your vaccination evidence AND testing records from verified outside agencies, such as Kaiser, Healthvana, major pharmacies and more. Log into the app and choose “Connect Your Health Data” then follow the prompts. 

       

 

Student Support

You can also visit the Student Services website for their answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    • Heart cardiogram iconStudent Health Services

      Contact the Health Center for FREE medical and mental health assistance provided conveniently online or by phone. 

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    • financial aidScholarships and Grants

      Emergency Grant

      Students who have expressed an exceptional need related to any component of the following are eligible for an emergency grant referral:

      • Any component in the student’s cost of attendance (current or future costs if related to support student’s re-enrollment at the College); and/or
      • For emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

      To make a referral:  

      California College Student Grant

      To support California college students through these unprecedented times, MAF has established the CA College Student Support Fund. Eligible students will receive a $500 grant to help manage their financial needs – whether that's class materials, rent, or personal expenses. Learn more through the Mission Asset Fund.

      Scholarship Program

       A variety of scholarships are available to qualified students, based on need, merit, major and/or educational goals. Students must submit a Mt. SAC General Scholarship Application online before the screening deadline. 

      CARES Act Emergency Grant

      The CARES Act has provided limited federal funds for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. To request this emergency grant, contact the Mt. San Antonio College Financial Aid Office at financialaid@mtsac.edu. The emergency aid is to be used for an URGENT need related to a currently enrolled student’s expense caused by COVID-19

    • food pantry basic needsFood Pantry and Basic Needs 

      Food Pantry and Basic Needs

      We know that current times are tough and uncertain, so we hope to provide our Mounties with food resources during this time of need.

      Learn more at: https://www.mtsac.edu/basic-needs/mountiefreshfoodpantry.html

    • mental healthMental Health

      Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or having difficulty coping? We are here for you!

      Students have access to one-on-one personal counseling with our Student Health Center therapists. All you need is a smartphone OR a laptop/computer. To schedule a private and confidential appointment, call (909) 274-4400, Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM, or email studenthealth@mtsac.edu

      If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself or others, please contact:

      • Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
      • Crisis Text Line – Text COURAGE to 741741
      • Call 911
      • Go to your nearest hospital emergency room

      In addition, Mt. SAC Psychology Faculty have compiled these Resources for Students

    • online learningOnline Learning

      Students that have not taken online courses previously should communicate with their instructors and college counselors to request additional support and resources.  To learn more about preparing for online instruction visit the Mt. SAC Online website.

      Mt. SAC Online website     Getting Started Online

 

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