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Booster shots and required testing upon your return to CCA

Posted December 21, 2021, 4:07 PM

Updated January 7, 2022, 2:04 PM

Update: If you have received your booster, see instructions to upload your booster status here. To upload a negative COVID-19 test result prior to returning to campus, see instructions here.

Dear CCA students, faculty, and staff,

Below are two important updates about booster shots and testing requirements that will be in place for our return to campus in January:

  • We strongly urge students to receive a booster as soon as possible. Faculty and staff (in the campus based, campus hybrid, or remote first work modes) who are eligible are required to receive a booster shot by January 31, 2022. We will share instructions on how to update this information in Workday in January. If you are not yet eligible, you must receive your booster as soon as you are. We will host a free booster clinic on campus in the new year to ensure our community has access to the booster shots they need. We will send information about that clinic in the new year.
  • 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. We will share instructions via email and on Portal about how to submit your test via Workday in the new year.

As a reminder, if you will be new to campus this spring, the deadline to be fully vaccinated is January 10, 2022, and you must attest (tell us) that you are fully vaccinated on or before this date. Update your vaccination status in Workday as soon as possible by following these instructions. If you are a student, and cannot attest that you are fully vaccinated by this date, you will be dropped from classes and will not be allowed to move in (if you are new to student housing in January). If you need to request a temporary extension, or would like more information about applying for a permanent exemption due to a disability, medical, or religious reason, please email Staff should contact

We’re closely monitoring the disruptions of the omicron variant and its impact on worldwide travel and end-of-year plans. We urge you to be safe, be vigilant, and to take appropriate precautions as you begin your hard-earned winter break. Visit Reframe on Portal for the most up-to-date information. If you have questions, please email

Tammy Rae Carland, Provost
George Luis Sedano, VP, Student Affairs
Maira Lazdins, AVP, Human Resources