Sept. 7 Deadline Approaches to Prove Vaccination or Test Weekly
September 01, 2021 - 05:47 PM
Every on-campus student and employee has until Sept. 7, 2021 to submit proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 , or else submit to weekly testing.
Students can download the Cleared4 app or use the link emailed to them to register and submit their proof of vaccination. Students not wanting the vaccine can also use this app/link to keep track of their testing schedule. Free testing locations on campus will be available for those not submitting proof of vaccination.
On August 13, 2021, the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees unanimously resolved to instill this requirement campus-wide.
“This pandemic is not over, and we cannot delay,” said Board President Jay Chen in the press release about the resolution. “We need a program to protect faculty, staff and students while they are on campus. Their health and safety is the District’s top priority.”
Vaccination clinics and testing centers will be a regular sight this semester on campus. According to the college’s Health Services Department, there will be vaccination clinics on campus the following dates:
Sept. 2, Pfizer, 9:00am-1:00pm,Bldg. 67A and 67B Courtyard
Sept. 9, Pfizer and Moderna, 9:00am-1:00pm,Bldg. 67A and 67B Courtyard
Sept. 16, Pfizer and Moderna, 9:00am-1:00pm,Bldg. 67A and 67B Courtyard
Sept. 23, Pfizer and Moderna, 9:00am-1:00pm,Bldg. 67A and 67B Courtyard
Students can schedule an appointment on the https://myturn.ca.gov/ website. They will have to enter zip code 91789, click on "Mt. Sac by EVCHC" and pick their date and time.
The increasing presence of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant has caused a surge of infections, hospitalizations and deaths in LA County, nationwide and globally. LA County Public Health found in July that COVID-19 infection rate among unvaccinated persons was 4.9 times (+490%) and the hospitalization rate was 29.2 times (+2,920%) the rates of fully vaccinated people in LA County.
Mt. SAC also requires masks be worn by all individuals indoors, following Public Health guidelines.