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Student Resources | Coronavirus Information

The Mt. SAC campus is open. Fall classes are in person and online. Students attending classes on campus should familiarize themselves with these Safety Guidelines on Campus. The Health Center is providing services for students.

COVID-19 Related Issues

    • icon of checkmark Vaccine and Testing Requirements for Fall 2021

      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:  
      • 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.
    • icon of thermometerStudent Health Checks

      (August 11, 2021) Before coming to campus, students 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 Stay Home and fill out a Health Check Form listed in the button above.  

      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.

    • mask iconFace Coverings 

      Mt. SAC is committed to requiring masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, through December 31, 2021. This includes any classes, labs, and meetings held inside. 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. 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 
      • STUDENT accommodations can be made through the ACCESS Center, which provides accessibility resources for students, at 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 
      • 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
    • Heart cardiogram iconReporting a COVID-19 Sickness

      (Updated August 11, 2021)

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

    • cares act with american flagHEERF Funding and Report


      Mt. San Antonio College has distributed more than $8-million in grants to more than 12,000 students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for student emergency relief. 

      For frequently asked questions about the disbursement, visit the Financial Aid website. To help support students in need, visit the Mt. SAC Foundation. For more information on the HEERF Funding and CARES Act, visit our HEERF Reporting website.

    • bus iconFoothill Transit Bus Rides (Class Pass)

      Foothill Transit Bus Rides Are Free

      (August 11, 2021) - Class Pass is required for the Fall. Students at Mt. SAC will need a valid Class Pass to board Foothill Transit for free when classes resume in the fall. If you have picked up a Class Pass sticker in the past and you’re currently enrolled for the fall, your Class Pass will be automatically loaded to your ID sticker. If you haven’t received a Class Pass before, bring your student ID to the SacBookRac to pick up your Class Pass.
      Note: you can still use your Mt. SAC student ID to board the bus for free until the start of the semester.
      If you choose to ride, please continue to follow all safety messages on board the bus and wear a face covering at all times on board the bus.

    • reimburseParking

      Parking Permits

      The parking permit is free for students registered for our 2021 Fall Semester. Save time by ordering your parking permit online now in your student portal. To learn more about parking and how to order your permit, visit


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. 

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    • 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

      Mt. SAC's scholarship program has extended its deadline to April 27, 2020! 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

    • financial aidFinancial Aid

      Students will continue to have access to financial aid resources, including those from student loans.  Spring disbursement will remain on time.  You can continue to check the status of your financial aid and submit any required documents electronically through your Mt. SAC student portal

      If you have general questions or need assistance, please call (909) 274-4450 or email

    • food pantry basic needsFood Pantry and Basic Needs 

      Food Pantry and Basic Needs

      Drive-Thru Mountie Fresh Food Pantry at Student Parking Lot A (behind building 12 by Edinger Way)

      Listed below are helpful links to access food resources.

    • 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 through TeleMentalHealth. 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 Transition

View the full resources to getting started online and use student services remotely at Mt. SAC Online


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