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Safety Guidelines to Follow On Campus

Updated Sept. 12, 2021 - The Mt. San Antonio College campus is open in person and online. Topics on this page cover things our community should do when ON CAMPUS, and include:

 

STUDENTS: Fall 2021 Vaccination/Testing Requirement 

(Updated September 12, 2021) 

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To keep our community safer as we expand classes and services on campus, the college will require that all students and employees ON CAMPUS be fully vaccinated OR be tested weekly for COVID-19 each week. **Tests are due every week.** 

Use Cleared4 App to Upload Records and Track Testing

  • WHO: All students have received multiple emails from Cleared4 on behalf of the college to open their custom Cleared4 link. Those who cannot find their custom link should check their email junk mail folder or request another Cleared4 account claim link.
    • From Line: Mt. San Antonio College
    • Email Address: no-reply@cleared4work.com  
  • KEEP TRACK: The mobile friendly Cleared4 app will help students keep track of their weekly testing schedule as well as its results. All students without a confirmed vaccination record will receive a reminder email with their custom link to the Cleared4 app. The reminder will be sent to their Mt. SAC email addresses and mobile phones (if the number is available on record). They can also add a mobile number under “Profile.”
  • CONNECT HEALTH DATA: Through Cleared4, students can upload their vaccination AND testing records from verified outside agencies, such as Kaiser, Healthvana, major pharmacies and more. Log into the app and choose “Connect Your Health Data” then follow the prompts. If a COVID-19 test cannot be connected through this method, an on-campus test is required.

COVID-19 Test Due Each Week

  • WHO: All students who are taking on campus classes and do not submit proof of being fully vaccinated are required to take COVID-19 tests every week.
  • TESTING TIMES/LOCATIONS: Five convenient locations are available, with some providing evening and weekend hours. See the college’s online map.
    1. Building 4 Administration (near flag poles)
      • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    2. Building 6 Library (north entrance near fountain)
      • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    3. Building 13 South Walkway (central campus, north of Equity Center)
      • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
      • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    4. Building 67A (east campus, late evening hours, Park and Test)
      • 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.
    5. Building 40 School of Continuing Education (east of Building 40)
      • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who fall behind on weekly testing will be contacted by the college and may face student discipline until their testing is brought up to date.

Fully Online Students – Limited to Quick Campus Visits

  • WHO: Fully online students who do NOT have any in-person class or lab components.
  • WHAT: Fully online students will NOT be required to get a COVID-19 vaccination nor take weekly tests.
  • LIMITS: Without evidence of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, services on campus are limited to quick transactions that are less than 15 minutes, including: Bookstore, Laptop Distribution, Cashier’s Office, Student Services, Food Pantry, Lab Kit Pickups.
  • MORE ACCESS: Fully online students will also need to submit evidence of being fully vaccinated or take a COVID-19 test in order to use more campus services. This includes tutoring centers, library, academic support labs, and study halls.

 

EMPLOYEES:Fall 2021 Vaccination/Testing Requirement 

(Updated September 12, 2021) 

To keep our community safer as we expand classes and services on campus, the college will require that all students and employees ON CAMPUS be fully vaccinated OR be tested weekly for COVID-19 each week. **Tests are due every week.** 

Use Cleared4 App to Upload Vaccination Records and Track Testing

  • WHO: All employees will receive an email from Cleared4 on behalf of the college to open their custom Cleared4 link. Those who cannot find their custom link should check their email junk mail folder or request another Cleared4 account claim link.
    • From Line: Mt. San Antonio College
    • Email Address: no-reply@cleared4work.com  
  • KEEP TRACK: The mobile friendly Cleared4 app will help individuals keep track of their weekly testing schedule as well as its results. All employees will receive an email with their custom link to the Cleared4 app. It will be sent to their Mt. SAC email addresses and mobile phones (if the number is available on record). They can also add a mobile number under “Profile.” Those who cannot find their custom link should check their email junk mail folder or request another Cleared4 account claim link.
  • CONNECT HEALTH DATA: Through Cleared4, employees can connect their vaccination AND testing records from off-campus COVID-19 vaccination and testing providers. Log into the app and choose “Connect Your Health Data” then follow the prompts.
  • PRIOR SUBMISSIONS OK: Employees who previously submitted their vaccination records via the online HR Verification Form do not need to submit the record again.

First COVID-19 Test Due Saturday, Sept. 18

  • WHO: All employees who have not submitted proof of full vaccination are required to take COVID-19 tests every week. Students began testing one week prior.
  • TESTING TIMES/LOCATIONS: Five convenient locations are available, with some providing evening and weekend hours. See the college’s online map.
    1. Building 4 Administration (near flag poles)
      • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    2. Building 6 Library (north entrance near fountain)
      • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    3. Building 13 South Walkway (central campus, north of Equity Center)
      • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    4. Building 67A (east campus, late evening hours, Park and Test)
      • 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.
    5. Building 40 School of Continuing Education (east of Building 40)
      • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Employees who fall behind on weekly testing will be contacted by Human Resources to schedule a meeting with the employee and their representative group (if applicable).

Fully Off-Site Employees – Follow Worksite Procedures

  • WHO: Off-site employees who are not working on the Mt. SAC campus.
  • WHAT: Fully off-site employees will NOT be required to submit proof of full vaccination nor take weekly tests. These employees must adhere to the COVID-19 rules and regulations established by their worksite.

Visitors to Campus – Complete a Health Check

  • WHO: Visitors to the Mt. SAC campus, who are not employees nor students.
  • WHAT: Visitors are not required to be vaccinated nor get regular testing.
  • HOW: Visitors must:
    • Ensure they are free of all COVID-19 symptoms and conduct a complete health screening the day of their visit via the Visitor Health Check link on the COVID-19 Health website at mtsac.edu/covid19 .
    • Follow all safety regulations, including wearing a face covering while indoors and on public transportation on campus.
    • Limit their stay to the location of their visit, and leave campus once business is complete.
    • Contact Police and Campus Safety if they need assistance with completing the Health Check or reaching the campus contact.

Face Coverings Requirement

(Updated August 15, 2021) - Mt. SAC is committed to requiring masks indoors through December 31, 2021. This includes any classes, labs, and meetings held inside. It’s also important that masks are worn properly.  Public health orders may strengthen requirements. Even if the masking order is removed by the county, the college will continue to require masking indoors. This requirement applies to all indoor spaces with limited exceptions. Accommodations must be formally vetted through the ACCESS Center for students and Human Resources for employees.

There are few exceptions to the face covering requirement, such as a situation where a mask can impede workplace safety or as a result of a medical condition. Students who do not follow instructions to wear face coverings indoors are subject to student disciplinary action, per AP 5520 – Student Discipline Procedures

  • EMPLOYEE accommodations can be made through Human Resources at hraccommodations@mtsac.edu.
  • STUDENT accommodations can be made through the ACCESS Office, which provides accessibility resources for students, at access@mtsac.edu or (909) 274-4290.

Face coverings are available on campus.

  • EMPLOYEES can pick up a single face covering from Police & Campus Safety or their Division Office. They can also request additional supplies for in-person classes through the Office of Risk Management's Online PPE Request Form at mtsac.edu/health/employee-resources.html.
  • 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.  

   

Health Checks and Reporting Symptoms

(Updated August 15, 2021)

Before coming to campus, students and employees should review if they are feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, 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.

Those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, should (1) Stay Home and (2) Fill out a Health Check Form linked above.

  • STUDENTS REPORT TO STUDENT HEALTH CENTER - Students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case, are asked to fill out the form above or contact the Contact Tracers at (909) 274-6900 as soon as possible.

  • EMPLOYEES REPORT TO HUMAN RESOURCES - Employees who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, are asked to fill out the form above or contact Human Resources by emailing hraccommodations@mtsac.edu or calling (909) 274-4414 immediately.  

Contact tracing and follow-up by other campus departments (such as Custodial Services, Public Safety and Student Health) is triggered through the Forms noted above.  These forms are critical to trigger a campus response.   

 

Employees: Mandatory Training Before Coming to Campus

(Updated August 11, 2021)

Employees working on campus should review the college’s Return to Work Guide before coming to campus. It is available on the COVID-19 Health site (www.mtsac.edu/covid19), under Employee Resources. 

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 three training videos to all employees: (1) Coronavirus Awareness; (2) Coronavirus: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Workplace; and (3) Coronavirus: Reopening Your Organization. These training videos about 30 minutes to view. Employees can also find these training videos through POD Connect at www.mtsac.edu/pod.      

     

Healthy Practices

(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 others.

  • 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.


Wondering what Mt. SAC is doing to protect safety? 

The college is following public health guidelines to protect the community, including increased cleaning, distributed safety supplies, building circulation plans,  upgraded air circulation and filtration, and more. Details about employee safety processes and procedures can be viewed under Employee Resources and Health Alert messages. 

Preparing the Campus 

(Updated August 11, 2021) - Mt. SAC is working under Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards and public health guidelines for Fall 2021 that do not require social distancing. The college is committed to strictly following these orders. Should the pandemic take a turn, the college will pivot and adjust to meet public health and workplace safety orders. Thanks to Mt. SAC team members, safety preparations of buildings, equipment and supplies have taken place, such as:

  • Increased outside air intake and filtration
  • Preparing computers and technology
  • Preparation of safety features for student and  customer service areas
  • Increased cleaning of buildings
  • Distribution of safety supplies and PPE for individual classrooms and division offices

INCREASED AIR CIRCULATION AND FILTERING

Employees do NOT need to open windows and doors to increase air circulation. Facilities Planning & Management team members have already adjusted building ventilation systems across campus before departments returned. They have ensured each HVAC unit has a filter that provides the maximum level of filtration the unit supports.  Additionally, in all occupied buildings, air flow is adjusted to maximize fresh outside air while still allowing the unit to perform its function.  As an added measure the college added supplemental purification units in buildings where they would provide a reasonable enhancement.  

PREPARING COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY

The Information Technology team has already evaluated and updated computers across campus in preparation for a broad return to campus. With some computers sitting dormant for more than a year, the team swept through classrooms, labs and offices to ensure the computers are updated and ready to run. The team checked on nearly 7,000 computers before the campus reopened.

PREPARING STUDENT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE AREAS

A subgroup of the Return to Campus Task Force gathered a list of campus programs, their projected return dates, and their need for plastic shield dividers at customer services areas. With this information, Facilities Planning & Management staff prepared plastic shield dividers for these areas before their occupancy.  

INCREASED CLEANING

Custodial staff have received special training on effective cleaning during the pandemic. The team has shifted to prioritize day time shifts, cleaning high use areas more frequently. Previously, only 3 custodial team members worked during the day shift. This has increased 5-fold to 15 daytime custodians. They have compiled lists of high traffic areas and are developing strategies to increase the cleaning of these areas, keeping in mind classroom schedules.  

The team has been tasked with increased cleaning on campus as well as deep cleaning buildings before they are occupied. The cleaning was prioritized by the Return to Campus Task Force, which worked with divisions across campus to compile lists of buildings and their occupation dates to prepare for the Fall. The deep cleanings are scheduled to be completed by August 20.

SAFETY SUPPLIES AND PPE

The college has gathered safety supplies, such as masks (including N95 upon request), gloves, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer. The Office of Risk Management is distributing those supplies across campus. All fall classrooms will be equipped with a minimum of 350 3-ply masks, 5 bottles of 16 oz. hand sanitizer, 5 face shields, 1 box of large gloves and 1 container of disinfectant wipes (400 count).  Employees who require additional supplies can reach out to their Division Offices. 

BUILDING SIGNAGE

The Office of Risk Management and Marketing & Communication are partnering to develop new COVID-19 signage that clings to door entrances and can be posted inside entrances. These have been distributed across campus through division offices. Digital versions of the signs are available for download via the Marketing website at www.mtsac.edu/marketing