Path to Recovery Update 1/26/22
January 27, 2022 - 08:08 AM
Spring Deadlines for Students
This upcoming Spring semester, COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be required for students taking ON-CAMPUS classes, whether they are in-person or hybrid. Fully online students are exempt from this requirement. The deadlines are:
PROOF OF VACCINATION
For spring students, evidence of a first COVID-19 vaccine dose is due Feb. 11 at 7:59 p.m. and evidence of the second dose is due March 25 at 2 p.m. Students who have previously submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccination through their custom Cleared4 link do not need to submit evidence again. However, if they receive new booster doses, an option to upload those records will soon be available. Students who do not upload evidence into Cleared4 risk getting dropped from their in-person and hybrid classes. Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account.
MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS
Unvaccinated students who wish to attend an in-person or hybrid class on campus and cannot be vaccinated because of a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief must submit an online Request for Medical Exemption or Request for Religious Exemption by Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Those who previously received an exemption, do NOT have to apply again each term.
BOOSTERS AND STAYING UP TO DATE
It is important to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get boosters when you are eligible. 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 https://myturn.ca.gov as well as through major pharmacy chains.
Wednesday Vaccination Clinics
Mt. SAC is again offering convenient on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Wednesday through February 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Kerr’s Corner, near the Library entrance and Mountie Café. Appointments can be made through the Fulgent website at vaccine.fulgentgenetics.com on the following dates:
Pediatric doses for children 5-17 require an appointment, a parent/guardian to be present and evidence of age.
Booster shots are available for anyone 12 years and older. These booster doses should be taken at least 5 months after the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or at least 2 months after a Johnson & Johnson dose. Individuals can choose which vaccine to receive as a booster dose.
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They are also free, regardless of insurance and immigration status. Individuals just need to bring proof of age, using any official document that shows their name and date of birth, such as a California ID, Medicare card, passport from any country, birth certificate, membership card, or immunization record.
The Mt. SAC Path to Recovery email provides employees a summary of large-scale efforts from the college to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including its related economic impact. For more information, visit the Public Health website at www.mtsac.edu/covid19.