Ask Joe

Student Requirements | Coronavirus Information

With the community's support, Mt. San Antonio College can continue to provide classes and services through the pandemic.  Vaccinations are required for ON CAMPUS students to take in-person and hybrid classes. Fully online students are exempt from this requirement. Details below.

Winter and Spring Requirements

Read the email notice in English |   En español   | 中文  

    • 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 as well as through major pharmacy chains.   

    • icon of phoneVaccination Evidence Required - First Due Feb. 17, Second Due March 25

      Use Cleared4 Link to Upload Vaccination Records and Track Testing

      Evidence of First Dose due Thursday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. for Spring
      Evidence of Both Doses due Friday, March 25 at 2 p.m. for Spring

      Students who wish to take in-person or hybrid classes must upload proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations or they risk being dropped from their in-person or hybrid classes. Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account.

      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 recrods.

      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 applicants have a short period of time to fill out their exemption before their classes are dropped.

    • icon for formMedical and Religious Exemptions due Feb. 11, 2 p.m.

      Medical and Religious Exemptions

      Submit request forms by Friday, Feb. 11 at 2 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 as soon as possible. New student applicants have a short period of time to fill out their exemption before their classes are dropped. If you have previously received an exemption, you do NOT have to apply again each term.

      Those taking in-person or hybrid classes with authorized exemptions must participate in weekly COVID-19 testing. Free testing locations will be available across campus.

      account icon for single sign on

      FORM TIPS: To access these forms, click on the Account Icon (pictured), and then log in with your Mountie username and password.



    • covid testTesting Required for Some Students

      Some ON-CAMPUS students are required to test on campus, including:

      • Students with Medical and Religious Exemptions
      • Those who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine boosters but have not taken them
        (5 months after last Pzifer or Moderna dose, or 2 months after Johnson & Johnson dose)
      • Those who are in the process of getting vaccinated, but are not yet fully vaccinated
        (a full 2 weeks after second dose)

      Locations and hours for free on-campus testing:

      • Building 4 Administration (near flag poles)
        • 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.


    • 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 Contract Tracers, Public Safety, Custodial Services and more. Students should also notify their professors and/or campus employers.

    • icon of maskFace Coverings Required Indoors

      Face Coverings Required 

      Face coverings are required inside buildings and on public transportation. Public health officials recommend using higher grade surgical masks and respirators over cloth masks. These are available at no charge on campus.

      STUDENTS can pick up a face covering from their professors, who have classroom safety kits in each classroom. There will also be mask dispensers in various locations across campus.

      ACCOMODATIONS: Face covering accommodations are through Human Resources at


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. 

      Health Center

    • 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 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:

    • 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

      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


About Coronavirus (COVID-19)