Safety Guidelines | Mt. SAC Coronavirus Information
Only essential business and training are occuring on the physical campus. Before coming to the Mt. SAC campus, students and employees should familiarize themselves with these guidelines. The college is following public health guidelines to protect the community, including increased cleaning, physical distancing and more. Topics include:
- Face Coverings Requirement
- Students: Temperature Checks and Evaluating for Sickness
- Employees: Procedures Before Coming to Campus (Updated)
- Employees: Mandatory Employee Training
- Reporting COVID-19 Cases, Concerns
- Healthy Practices
Face Coverings Requirement
(Updated July 29, 2020) - Following local public health agency guidelines, face coverings are required in public areas and if you might be within 6 feet of others while on campus. Face coverings should be clean, and cover your nose and mouth. Learn more about Los Angeles County face covering requirements.
- EMPLOYEES can pick up a face covering from Police & Campus Safety or request supplies for in-person classes through the Office of Risk Management's Online PPE Request Form.
- STUDENTS can pick up a face covering at Temperature Check Stations before entering a building.
Student Temperature Checks and Evaluating for Sickness
(Updated December 22, 2020)
Before coming to campus, students should fill out a Health Check online at www.mtsac.edu/covidscreen. They will need to confirm they (1) have not traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days, (2) have not had close contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19, and (3) do not have any signs of a sickness, such as 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. People with even mild symptoms, such as allergies, should stay home. If you have traveled outside the country, you should self-quarantine for 14 days.
Before entering the building, students should check in at Temperature Check Stations
located near the building entrance. Staff will confirm the Health Check was completed
online and that students do not have a fever.
Employee Procedures Before Coming to Campus (Updated)
(Edited April 16, 2021)
Employees must receive authorization from their manager to come to the physical campus. If coming to campus at a regular schedule, this request can be done once.
*UPDATE* After May 1, 2021, employees will need to be vaccinated before they can come to the physical campus. Read more in the Employee Resources section of this site.
Before coming to campus, employees should perform a health check to verify they are not experiencing symptoms of sickness. The process has been simplified through an online Employee Health Check Form[BROKEN LINK] (www.mtsac.edu/employeescreen), which can also be accessed from the Public Health website at www.mtsac.edu/health. Responses to the form will be automatically forwarded to the employee’s manager as well as Police & Campus Safety and the Office of Risk Management. The health check must be completed each day an employee comes to campus. If you have traveled outside the country, you should self-quarantine for 14 days.
In addition, employees who work on campus should do the following:
- Review the Return to Work Guide, edited in December.
- Review the Employee Resources page for other procedures and guidelines.
- Complete online coronavirus safety training through POD Connect. This training was assigned to employees by their managers and can also be found in POD Connect by searching for “coronavirus.” Topics include: Coronavirus Awareness, Coronavirus: Reopening Your Organization, Coronavirus: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Workplace, Coronavirus: CDC Guidelines for Making & Using Cloth Face Coverings
Employees: Mandatory Training
(Edited August 18, 2020) Due to the serious threats related to COVID-19, Mt. SAC is requiring all employees that work on campus to take training related to the coronavirus. This training has been mandated by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Managers have been asked to assign four training videos to all employees: Coronavirus Awareness; Coronavirus: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Workplace; Coronavirus: Reopening Your Institution; and Coronavirus: CDC Guidelines for Making and Using Cloth Face Coverings. These training videos only take 37 minutes to view. Employees can also find these training videos through POD Connect.
Reporting COVID-19 Cases and Concerns
(Edited July 16, 2020)
STUDENTS REPORT TO STUDENT HEALTH CENTER - Students who are sick with COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, are asked to contact the Student Health Center at (909) 274-4400 as soon as possible.
EMPLOYEES REPORT TO HUMAN RESOURCES - Employees who are sick with COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, are asked to contact Human Resources by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (909) 274-4414 immediately.
(Edited June 19, 2020) Each individual should do what is best for them and their unique needs. High risk individuals (older adults and those with health conditions) require additional vigilance. In general, public health agencies say that the best preventative measures are staying home as much as possible, social distancing and simple good hygiene practices:
Practice social distancing. Stay home except for essential needs. If you must go out, keep a 6 foot distance from others and avoid crowds.
If you are sick, stay home. Anyone with even mild symptoms should stay away from campus. 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.
- Wear face coverings in public and if there is a chance you will be within 6 feet of
Wash your hands often, especially before you eat, after using the restroom or blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you cannot wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth in case your hands are not clean.
Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use your sleeve if you don’t have a tissue handy and wash your hands. If you have these symptoms, stay away from campus.
Avoid sharing objects like tools, office equipment, cups, food and drinks.
Minimize contact, and avoid shaking hands and high-fiving.
Practice healthy habits. Get plenty of sleep, stay active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods.