Health and Safety Measures

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Mask Up Mariners! Everyone must wear face coverings when indoors AND outdoors when maintaining six feet of distance is not possible.

Quick Reference: COVID-19 Reporting Scenarios
Full Version: COVID-19 Exposure and Reporting Procedure

Updated January 18, 2022

Staying Safe

To safely resume daily activities it is important to understand potential risks and adopt different types of prevention measures to protect you and our College community by reducing the spread of COVID-19. 

By February 7, 2022, the College will also be equipped with 60,000 N95 masks that will be distributed to both students and employees. In addition, on-site testing will be fully operational.

The following is a list of the safety precautions the District has taken to protect the campus community:

  • Mandated vaccinations for all employees
  • Mandated vaccinations for all students
  • Mandated vaccines for vendors, contractors, and other campus visitors
  • Highly recommending boosters for eligible employees
  • Highly recommending boosters for eligible students
  • Requiring surgical masks and/or N95 masks be worn at all times while indoors and outdoors when unable to physically distance, regardless of vaccination status
  • Providing surgical masks and/or N95 masks for all employees
  • Providing surgical masks and/or N95 masks for all students
  • Providing face shields upon request
  • Requiring all employees to complete a symptom screening prior to being on campus
  • Installed Plexiglas protective barriers for open-space workstations
  • Installed MERV 13 filters in HVAC systems where possible
  • Portable filtration units have been deployed to all classrooms being used during the spring semester
  • Portable filtration units have been deployed to personal office spaces on an as-requested basis
  • Hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms and workspaces across both campuses
  • Sanitary wipes are available in all classrooms and workspaces across both campuses
  • Classrooms and restrooms are cleaned daily using prescribed cleaning and sanitizing protocols, including the use of fogging machines
  • Large group meetings or gatherings have been limited
  • Testing will be available for employees and students on site throughout spring semester
  • Designated COVID-19 Oversight and Implementation Teams
  • Designated a team to monitor local, state, and federal guidance and response to COVID-19
  • Designated a team for contact tracing
  • Developed COM STRONG webpages—centralized COVID-19 resources for all students, employees, and visitors to campus
  • Provided training and instruction on how COVID-19 is spread and how to protect against COVID-19
  • Ensured adequate signage was prevalent on all buildings, classroom, and office spaces with current health and safety information

COVID-19 Exposure and Reporting Procedure

The procedure details how to respond when students, employees, and authorized visitors have had potential exposure, confirmed exposure, or positive lab test results for COVID-19. It is imperative that the District procedures are followed to reduce the spread of the virus, keep our community safe, and our classes on schedule.