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Alert: Mt. SAC has Transitioned to Online Classes and Services (see www.mtsac.edu/online). Learn more about our COVID-19 response at www.mtsac.edu/health.

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. Topics include:

 

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 July 15, 2020) - Before entering the building, students should check in at Temperature Check Stations located near the building entrance. 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. 

 

Employee Procedures Before Coming to Campus

(Edited July 29, 2020)  Employees working on campus must review the Return to Work Guide and follow the protocol in the college Social Distancing Plan.

Critical onsite employees who are coming to campus should communicate with their managers before coming to campus, and 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.

Managers should forward this health check confirmation to Michael Williams (mike.williams@mtsac.edu), Paul Miller (pmiller12@mtsac.edu), and Suzanne Vasquez (svasquez@mtsac.edu) before the employee comes to campus. 

 

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 hraccommodations@mtsac.edu or calling (909) 274-4414 immediately. 

 

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.