Student Guidelines | Coronavirus Information

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

Safety Resources

    • icon of vaccineVaccinations Strongly Encouraged

      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. Students may take in-person classes and use in-person services regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. 


      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 maskFace Coverings Encouraged
      Face Coverings Encouraged

      The county of Los Angeles recommends  face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Some campus locations require face coverings regardless of vaccination status, such as the Health Center and some programs.

      Free surgical masks continue to be available through classroom safety kits and dispensers across campus. 

    • covid testCOVID-19 Testing Information and Locations

      Free COVID-19 Tests On Campus
      Rapid Antigen Tests Available

      • WHO: All on-campus employees and students can pick-up a free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test on campus.
      • HOW: Visit the front desk in Human Resources (Building 4-1460), Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • icon of thermometerHandling COVID-19 Exposure and Symptoms

      Handling COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure


      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.


      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.


      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


      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:

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


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