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Path to Recovery Update 12/3/21

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December 03, 2021 - 04:08 PM

The Mt. SAC Path to Recovery update provides a summary of large scale efforts from the college to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including its related economic impact.

COVID-19 Testing Updates
New Saliva Test; Finals Week Hours; Holiday Closures

 

In the Winter, on campus students (taking in-person or hybrid classes) will be required to be vaccinated. Students with religious and medical exemptions will take tests. These tests are required every 7 days for those who are on campus. Employees will continue to follow the vaccination or testing procedure we have been using this Fall.

 

New Saliva Test Option Available Soon

Based on campus feedback, the college will add a COVID-19 test option that uses saliva collection as an alternative to the nasal swabs. To use the saliva test kit, individuals must refrain from eating and drinking (even water) for one hour before their test. Saliva tests will be available beginning Monday, December 6, at tents near the nasal swabbing tests:

  • Building 4 Administration (near flag poles)
  • Building 67A (east campus)

 

Updated Fall Testing Hours Information

This Fall semester, Mt. SAC continues to provide COVID-19 tests each week for those who are on-campus and have not submitted proof of being fully vaccinated.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON SCHEDULE CHANGES: For Finals Week, December 6 to 11, only Site 1, Site 2, and Site 4 will be available, following their regular schedules. From December 13-17, only Site 1 and 4 will be available, following their regular schedules.

  • Site 1: Building 4 Administration (near flag poles)
    • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Open Finals Week and Post Finals Week
  • Site 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.
    • Open Finals Week
  • Site 3: Building 13 Walkway (central campus, north of Equity Center)
    • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Site 4: Building 67A (east campus, late evening hours)
    • 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.
    • Open Finals Week and Post Finals Week
  • Site 5: Building 40 School of Continuing Education (east of Building 40)
    • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Holiday Closures

Following the college’s holiday closure schedule, testing locations will be closed on the following dates this Fall and Winter:

  • Winter Break - Saturday, December 18 to Sunday, January 2
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 17
  • President Day  – Friday, February 18 through Monday, February 21

 

Winter Testing Location Information

This Winter Intersession, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for students taking on-campus classes, whether they are in-person or hybrid. Evidence of a first dose is due December 10 or students risk getting dropped from their Winter in-person and hybrid classes. Students with medical and religious exemptions will test each week as well as employees without COVID-19 vaccination evidence. Learn more about the requirements at www.mtsac.edu/covid19.

  • Building 4 Administration (near flag poles) – Nasal and Saliva Tests
    • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Building 67A (east campus, late evening hours) – Nasal and Saliva Tests
    • 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.
Wednesday Vaccination Clinics

Mt. SAC offers convenient on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Wednesday through December 8, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Kerr’s Corner, near the Library entrance and Mountie Café. 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 records. This upcoming Fulgent vaccine clinics are available for anyone 5 and older. Minors must have an appointment and be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

 

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.