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CCA Extension COVID–19 Information

Last updated on Jan 10, 2022

Updated Jan 10th, 2021

Spring Semester Update

All students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Booster shots are required for faculty and staff, and are strongly recommended for students. Visit the Vaccination Requirements for Spring 2022 page for more information.

Before returning to campus or moving into student housing, all faculty, staff, and students must test negative for COVID-19. We will accept PCR, at-home, or rapid tests, but they must be dated within 72 hours of your first visit to campus. If you are an extension student, please contact Extension@cca.edu for specific instructions.

If you are sick, stay home!

If you have a positive test, are showing symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19 (defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period), you should follow the steps outlined here

If you are sick, stay home!

If you have a positive test, are showing symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19 (defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period), you should follow the steps outlined here

CCA continues to follow CDC guidelines and local health directives.

  • All students, faculty, and staff must provide proof of vaccination or approved exemption to access campus. Vaccination or exemption will be verified with an ID sticker, and IDs must be worn at all times.
  • Masks are required indoors for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals; vaccinated individuals may remove masks outdoors but unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks at all times
  • Indoor dining at Maker's Cafe will be available only for fully vaccinated patrons with a vaccine verification sticker on their ID. To-go and outdoor dining will remain available for patrons who are not fully vaccinated. Makers Cafe will not be open to the general public.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place and adhere to CDC guidelines. All HVAC filtration and air circulation measures are in compliance with ASHRAE standards. You can find FAQs about ventilation here.

Although social distancing on-campus is no longer required, we are thoughtfully managing and decreasing campus density through several initiatives (including our Post-Pandemic Service Redesign Initiative).

Faculty and Staff can find additional information on the Human Resources Workplace Guidelines during COVID-19 page. Students living in CCA residence halls, please see the Housing & Dining COVID-19 Protocols.

Travel restrictions both internationally and within the U.S. have changed recently, and may continue to change quickly in response to new variants and policies. Please see this message with important updates and read more on the CDC’s website.

COVID-19 Testing Resources

Most cities are offering free testing sites, and there are free options in both San Francisco and Oakland. Please check your city government website for additional resources.


Updated October 8th, 2021

At this time, we are not changing our policy and all individuals must continue to wear masks indoors at CCA. Vaccinated individuals may still remove masks while outdoors, but unvaccinated individuals are still required to wear masks at all times. In addition, indoor masking continues to be required in SF Makers Cafe except for when actively eating or drinking.

We are closely monitoring changes to mask mandates and other COVID-related guidance from state and local agencies and will keep the entire community informed if our policies change. If you have questions, please email COVIDresponse@cca.edu.


Updated September 7th , 2021

CCA is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and following the guidance and recommendations of public health agencies. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our CCA community, as well as our neighbors and loved ones at home. We are planning for several contingency scenarios and taking informed action to protect our community while ensuring the quality of learning outcomes, students’ progress toward their degrees, and continuity of campus operations.

This page will be regularly updated as more information is available.


All CCA students (including CCA Extension students) enrolled in on-campus classes (with the exception of those who receive an approved exemption) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of their first class. Students who are not vaccinated and have not received an exemption from HR or made a plan to be vaccinated will be removed from all in-person classes.

Faculty and staff who teach or work on site must also confirm they have been vaccinated by September 1.

In addition to the three U.S. approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson), vaccines approved by international governments will be accepted. Students who are coming from outside the U.S. are strongly encouraged to get a vaccine approved for use in the U.S. if possible.

Any student who arrives in California unvaccinated will be required to quarantine for 7-10 days, and then schedule a vaccination as soon as possible, confirming that their vaccination is completed by October 1.

Although the college has determined that it will require all students, staff, and faculty who will be on campus or hybrid in the fall 2021 semester to be vaccinated against COVID-19, we recognize the need for exemptions in some circumstances. If you are unable or unwilling to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and believe you qualify for an exemption (disability, medical, or religious), please email Human Resources the following to discuss reasonable accommodations:

If you are unable to receive a vaccination where you are, we will help you access a vaccination when you arrive at CCA. Please contact us using the email addresses above to discuss your specific situation.

In addition, you will need to have a copy (digital or physical) vaccination card on hand while on campus and will likely need to show this compy to our public safety team the first night of class. We are working on solidifying details on this and will let you know more information soon. These accepted forms of vaccination documentation include:

  • A CDC vaccination card, including your name, vaccine type, and date of your last dose;
  • A foreign equivalent of a CDC vaccination card;
  • A physical or electronic photo or copy of a vaccination card;
  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider; or
  • A personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California through the myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov website, or similar documentation issued by another state, local, or foreign government, or approved private compan

Once you have registered for a class, to update your vaccination status,please complete this form. Entering your vaccination status as soon as possible will help inform updates to existing on-campus policies and protocols, while continuing to ensure that we keep our community safe and healthy.

FAQs

Am I required to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. Our goal is to have as many members of the CCA community vaccinated as possible, which will allow us to safely resume on-campus instruction and activities and will help reduce the risk of infection on campus and in the local community. All students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus in the fall 2021 semester are required to confirm they are fully vaccinated or confirm that they have requested and have been approved for an exemption by the deadline. 

CCA Extension students with extenuating circumstances who can not confirm that they will be fully vaccinated by their deadline should contact Human Resources at HR@cca.edu to discuss their plans to be fully vaccinated. 

What does "fully vaccinated" mean? 

According to the CDC, fully vaccinated generally means it has been 2 weeks since a second dose in a 2-dose series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or it has been 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine).

I’ve already had COVID-19. Do I still need to get vaccinated?

Yes. The CDC recommends everyone receive a vaccination, including those who have had COVID-19 previously.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine? What if I can’t easily get access to a vaccine where I live?

Everyone in California age 16 and up is eligible for a vaccine. Visit myturn.ca.gov to see available vaccination appointments in California, or to receive notifications as appointments become available. You may also use the CDC’s VaccineFinder tool to find other U.S. vaccination locations near you.

For those who cannot be vaccinated where they are now, San Francisco and the Bay Area have well-coordinated vaccine programs. HR can suggest where to go.

Does it matter which vaccine I receive?

No, it does not matter which vaccine you receive. We strongly encourage you to seek COVID-19 vaccines that are nationally approved wherever you are. In addition to the three U.S. approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson), vaccines approved by international governments will be accepted. 

Once I’m vaccinated, do things go back to normal?

Not quite yet, but vaccination is a huge step in that direction. For the foreseeable future, everyone—including those who are vaccinated—must continue to follow local health department guidelines, which currently include wearing a face-covering in public and adhering to social distancing. We are committed to following the guidance and directives provided by the State of California and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

What are your mask requirements?

All students and faculty are required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.. If you are vaccinated, you have the option to not wear a mask ONLY when you are outdoors.

Are there exemptions to this policy?

Although we have determined that all students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus in the fall 2021 semester must be vaccinated, we recognize the need for exemptions in some circumstances. If you are unable or unwilling to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and believe you qualify for an exemption (disability, medical, or religious), please email Human Resources the following to discuss reasonable accommodations: