Student Requirements | Coronavirus Information
With the community's support, Mt. San Antonio College can continue to provide classes
and services through the pandemic. This Summer, the COVID-19 vaccination mandate has been lifted. The COVID-19 vaccine
is recommended, but not required.
Beginning Summer, COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Lifted
Thanks to declining COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the region, the state of California and the county of Los Angeles have eased COVID-19 prevention strategies. After considering the latest data and balancing risks and responsibilities at its April meeting, the Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees has decided not to renew the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students taking classes on campus. Beginning this Summer Intersession, students may take in-person classes and use in-person services regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. They are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. 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.
Face Coverings Strongly Encouraged
With increased COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the region, the county of Los Angeles is strongly encouraging face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Some campus locations require face coverings regardless of vaccination status, such as the Health Center and some programs.
Free surgical masks continue to be available through classroom safety kits and dispensers across campus.
Free COVID-19 Testing On Campus
PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests Available
- WHO: All on-campus employees and students can take a free COVID-19 PCR Test or Rapid Antigen Test on campus.
- HOW: Use your Cleared4 account to make an appointment. Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account.
- WHERE: Building 6, Room 160
- WHEN: Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Rapid Antigen Testing for Those COVID-19 Positive
- WHO: Mounties who are COVID-19 positive should immediately notify the Contact Tracing Department through the online Health Check Form, calling (909) 274-6900 or emailing email@example.com. Contact Tracers will help them understand their isolation requirements as well as identify close contacts. Employees should also notify their managers. Following public health and Cal/OSHA guidelines, isolation can end and individuals may return to campus after Day 5, as long as symptoms are not present or are resolving, and an antigen test collected on Day 5 or later tests negative. COVID-19 positive employees are required to take the proctored COVID-19 antigen test on Day 5 if they have no fever without fever reducing medication and they have no symptoms or their symptoms have improved. Employees who test negative on the antigen test are required to return to work on campus on Day 6.
- MAKING AN APPOINTMENT: Referred students and employees can now get a free antigen test by scheduling an appointment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TESTING LOCATION: Due to high temperatures, Mt. SAC’s free COVID-19 PCR testing will be moved from outside Building 67A to inside Building 6, Room 160 through August 6.
Use Cleared4 Link to Schedule COVID-19 Tests and Upload Records
While vaccinations are no longer required this Summer, Cleared4 remains available for the campus community to upload vaccination records, schedule free COVID-19 tests, and track test results.
Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account. Everyone has 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: email@example.com
Handling COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure
STAY HOME IF SICK
As a reminder, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home. COVID-19 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.
FILL OUT A HEALTH CHECK
To report symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, fill out a Student Health Check Form. This form is critical to trigger a campus response from Contact Tracers, Public Safety, Custodial Services and more. Students should also notify their professors and/or campus employers. You can also communicate with Contact Tracers through the contact information below.
ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE
Mt. SAC follows guidelines from Los Angeles County Public Health.
ISOLATION keeps someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 away from others. In Los Angeles County, if you have COVID-19, you must: (1) isolate yourself, (2) wear a mask indoors and outdoors and (3) tell your close contacts they have been exposed and need to follow instructions for close contacts. Learn more about Isolation guidelines from Los Angeles County public health.
QUARANTINE is used to keep someone who has been exposed to a person with COVID-19 away from others. They are sometimes called close contacts. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. Read more on Quarantine guidelines from Los Angeles County public health.
Work with our Contact Tracing Department to learn more about how to respond to symptoms and COVID-19 exposures, as well as identify people who are close contacts and would need to take additional precautions. Phone: (909) 274-6900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit the Student Services website for their answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Contact the Health Center for FREE medical and mental health assistance provided conveniently online or by phone.
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:
- Complete the UPDATED CRRSAA Emergency Grant Referral Form
- Email completed form to: email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The emergency aid is to be used for an URGENT need related to a currently enrolled student’s expense caused by COVID-19.
Food Pantry and Basic Needs
We know that current times are tough and uncertain, so we hope to provide our Mounties with food resources during this time of need.
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. 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 email@example.com.
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
About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CDC general coronavirus information (what it is, symptoms, prevention)