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LACCD Vaccine, Testing & Screening Requirements

The Los Angeles Community College District's Board of Trustees made a significant Board Policy change about COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for employees and students. Also, masking and facial coverings also required when indoors at any college or District facility.

Students & Employees

Effective October 15, 2021, the District is providing a grace period for compliance with the vaccine mandate, Board Policy 2900:

  • Students have until 5 p.m., Friday, November 19, 2021 to provide proof of vaccination or submit an exemption, and complete a baseline test. 
     
  • Employees have until 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 3, 2021 to provide proof of vaccination or submit an exemption, and complete a baseline test.

If you are not vaccinated yet:

If you are already vaccinated or have an approved exemption:

If you are taking classes in-person or need to access college/district facilities:

Visitors & Guests

All campus visitors are required to complete the COVID-19 Symptom Self-Check each day before accessing campus facilities. The link is also posted on the LAVC homepage.

If you do not have access to be computer, use a computer workstation in the LAVC Welcome Center, located on the first floor of the Student Services Center.


Masking and Facial Covering Requirements

In accordance with Board Policy 2800 and regardless of vaccination status, all employees, students and visitors must correctly wear a mask or facial covering over their nose and mouth when indoors at any LACCD College or District building.


COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on Campus

LAVC is partnering with Fulgent Genetics to hold COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for the public. All three vaccine types are available—Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) and Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+). In addition, it now offering the third dose or booster for those who are eligible.

Walk-ups are welcome, or you can make an appointment. Learn what to bring with you. Or you can find a vaccination site near you

Vaccine incentives:

  • LAVC students and employees will get a $150 gift card to the LAVC Bookstore for each dose received at our on-campus vaccination clinics. The students must to be enrolled in at least one Fall, Winter or Spring class at LAVC at time of redemption.
     
  • LAVC/LACCD students who get vaccinated against COVID-19 are also eligible to receive up to a $150 incentive.  Thanks to a partnership with the Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges and Kaiser Permanente, all LACCD students with a valid vaccination card dated on or after June 16, 2021 can apply for the $75 districtwide incentive. If a student brings a friend or family member to get vaccinated, they can receive a maximum of $150, until all funds are used.  LACCD students must apply to the Foundation via the LACCD student portal with the “Kaiser Max the Vax” link.

Upcoming clinic dates:

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - November 9

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 9, 8 am - 4 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - November 17

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 8 am - 4 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - November 30

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 30,  8 am - 4 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - December 8

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 8, 8 am - 4 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - December 18

Date/Time: Saturday, December 18, 8 am - 4 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

If you have any questions about these clinics, please call 818-947-2600 or email AdminServices@lavc.edu.

How to Make an Appointment

Walk-ups are welcome, and appointments are not required. Pre-registeration is always encouraged as it minimizes waiting time for the patients, but not required. Learn what to bring with you to your appointment.

Make an appointment or pre-register or scan the QR code below:

Fulgent Genetics appointment QR code

What to Bring

Please remember to bring the following with you:

  • Photo ID or other forms of identification
  • Persons under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian present
     
  • Examples of proof of age for ages 12-17:
    • Driver’s license or permit (foreign country or expired ID accepted)
    • California ID card or REAL ID (from the DMV)
    • Consular ID (Matricula Consular)
    • Medicare card
    • Membership card (foreign country okay if is written in English)
    • Passport (foreign country or expired accepted)
    • Birth certificate
    • Medical document/records (including immunization records) from medical provider, clinic or doctor
    • Any official document that includes name and date of birth (for example school record)

If you recieving your third dose or booster shot: 

  • Proof of vaccination is required.
  • Bring your vaccination record card with you.

For more information or to find a vaccination clinic near you, please contact the Los Angeles County of Public Health.

Booster Eligibility

Some COVID-19 vaccine recipients may be eligible to recieve a booster. Please check the U.S. Center of Disease Control for the latest booster eligibility requirements

Fulgent Genetics appointment portal is now live for both Pfizer and Moderna boosters. Although they are still waiting for J&J to be added onto the system, their staff can register the patients onsite for their booster doses.

Make an appointment and learn what to bring with you to your appointment.


Find a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Near You

If you are unable to come to our on-site vaccination clinics, you can choose to get vaccinated at another site. 

To find a vaccination site in Los Angeles County, check the LA County Department of Public Health's How to Get Vaccinated.


Accessing Your Cleared4 Account

The Cleared4 System will allow students and employees to upload health insurance info, upload vaccination proof, schedule testing, and complete health screenings for visiting the college/district facilities.

How to Create Your Cleared4 Account

Students and employees were sent an email to their student/employee account and sent a text message to the cell phone number on file with the District with a private link to set up their Cleared4 account as part of the LACCD Vaccination and Testing system. Do not share this link with others.

Steps on how to create & access your account by email:

  1. Check your student/employee email for a message from Cleared4:

    Sender: no-reply@cleared4work.com
    Subject line: Welcome to LACCD's Vaccination and Testing Site

    If you do not see the message in your regular inbox, please look in your junk or spam folders.
     
  2. Click on your private Cleared4 link in the email to set up your account and upload your insurance information.
     
  3. Once you have created your Cleared4 account, you will be able to use your private Cleared4 link to schedule your baseline testing, upload vaccination, and complete health screenings on each day you visit the college.

Steps on how to create & access your account from the text message:

  1. Check your phone for a text message from (833) 635-1086 for a message from Cleared4.

    If you do not see the text message on your phone, please check your student/employee email.
     
  2. Click on your private Cleared4 link in the text message to set up your account and upload your insurance information.
     
  3. Once you have created your Cleared4 account, you will be able to use your private Cleared4 link to schedule your baseline testing, upload vaccination, and complete health screenings on each day you visit the college.

    TIP: If you want to more easily identify the Cleared4 text on your phone, please add it in your phone contacts as "Cleared4".

How to Get Cleared4 Account Assistance

Assistance is available for students, and there is also a Cleared4 Help Desk to assist with troubleshooting account issues.  


How to Submit Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Using your unique Cleared4 account please upload the following: 

  • upload your medical insurance card and
  • Your Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Vaccination Card or other electronic COVID-19 vaccination record. Make sure you card is complete and the photo of it is in focus.

What to Do if You Do Not Have Medical Insurance 

You will be asked to upload your medical insurance card as part of creating your Cleared4 account. 

Your health insurance helps to cover the cost of the test, similar to services you may receive from a doctor, dentist, care center or hospital; all testing labs require this. Nobody will be charged pay any out-of-pocket costs for testing, regardless of insurance status.

If you do not have medical insurance, write the following statement on a blank piece of paper: "I, (insert first name, last name and date of birth) attest that I do not have medical insurance."

Scan the document and upload to the Cleared4 account when prompted for medical insurance card information.

Employees working exclusively remotely

If you are working exclusively remotely, baseline and regular testing will be delayed until such time that you have an onsite assignment. Please send these delay requests to BIGGERLV@EMAIL.LACCD.EDU.

You will still have to meet vaccination or exemption requirements due on Monday, October 18.


How to Request a Vaccination Exemption

Students and employees can request a medical or religious exemption. 

NOTE: Students and employees with an approved medical or religious vaccination exemption must undergo weekly COVID-19 PCR testing through Biocept following the process described above.  Only tests administered by CLEARED4

Exemption Process for Students

COVID-19 Medical Exemption

  • A COVID-19 Medical Exemption Form is available online at the MyCollege.laccd.edu portal. Download a copy of the form—and upload it when completed—at the MyCollege.laccd.edu portal by using the “COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption” tile and follow the prompts. Once you have successfully uploaded the completed form, you will receive a confirmation email within two days.

COVID-19 Religious Exemption

  • Log on to the MyCollege.laccd.edu portal, click on the “COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption” tile and follow the prompts.  Once you have successfully submitted the religious attestation form, you will receive a confirmation email within two days.

How to Submit a COVID-19 Medical or Religious Vaccination Exemption (for Students)

The Los Angeles Community College District has created a brief training video for students on how to submit a medical or religious vaccination exemption using the student information system.

If you plan to submit a COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption, please watch the COVID-19 Medical or Religious Exemption video (login required) before submitting your documents. 

To access the video,
  1. Log into your mycollege.laccd.edu Student Portal,
     
  2. Click on the "Key Links & Help" or "COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption" tile, How to find the Key Links & Help Tile on the SIS Student Homepage
  3. Followed by the "FAQ" or "Vaccination Exemption Process" menu tab on the left side,FAQ dropdown on the Key Links & Help Menu
  4. Under the "Video Guides" heading, find the "Student - COVID-19 Medical or Religious Exemption (Video - login required)"Where to find the Student - COVID-19 Medical or Religious Exemption Video

Exemption Process for Employees

COVID-19 Medical Exemption

  • A COVID-19 Medical Exemption Form for Employees is available online at the Employee Portal (login required). Navigate to the “Covid Exemption Form” and following the instructions or other prompts. Please allow at least two business days for exemptions to be validated and submit accordingly to meet the deadline.

COVID-19 Religious Exemption

  • A COVID-19 Medical Exemption Form for Employees is available online at the Employee Portal (login required). Navigate to the “Covid Exemption Form” and following the instructions or other prompts. Please allow at least two business days for exemptions to be validated and submit accordingly to meet the deadline.

How to Get Tested

You may schedule your COVID-19 PCR test for any available time at any of the nine colleges or District office. Check the Districtwide COVID Testing schedule. As part of the vaccination and testing requirement:

  • All students & employees must complete their initial, baseline COVID-19 test ONLY THROUGH Biocept/Cleared4.
     
  • Students & employees can get tested weekly through Biocept as an extra safety measure at no out-of-pocket cost.
     
  • Students & employees with a vaccination exemption must be tested weekly ONLY THROUGH Biocept/Cleared4; Only tests administered by Cleared4 will be accepted as proof of compliance.

To schedule your COVID-19 PCR Testing appointment, use the private Cleared4 link that was emailed to your student/employee email

COVID-19 PCR Testing Schedule

For the exact dates/times of on-campus COVID-19 PCR Testing for LAVC Students & Employees, check the LAVC Calendar of Events.

The following is the full schedule for all COVID-19 testing offered by Biocept (as of November 4, 2021):  

Mondays

  • LAVC, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. in Engineering Building, Room 100
  • LAHC, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • LASC, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • LAPC, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesdays

  • LAVC, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Engineering Building, Room 100
  • LAHC, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • LASC, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • LAPC, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesdays

  • LACC, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • WLAC, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • LATTC, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • ELAC, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • LAMC, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursdays

  • LACC, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • WLAC, Noon – 6 p.m.
  • LATTC, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • ELAC, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • LAMC, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Fridays

  • LACCD ESC, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To schedule your COVID-19 PCR Testing appointment, use the private Cleared4 link that was sent to your student/employee email or texted to you.


Symptom Self-Check Questionnaire

Regardless of your vaccination status or most current COVID-19 test, all students, employees and guests must complete the short, symptom self-check questionnaire for every day that you intend to be onsite at one of our colleges or District facilities prior to your arrival.

How to Take Health Questionnaire for Students & Employees

Effective September 13, 2021, the District and the colleges will use the short, self-check health questionnaire provided by Cleared4 in order to access any college or District facilities. The questionnaire is accessible via any phone, tablet or laptop connected to the internet. Once you sign up for an account, you will receive a text or email reminder with a personal link to take the survey. 

Students and employees can take their self-check health questionnaire by Cleared4 using the private Cleared4 link that was emailed to their student/employee email

If you have no technology available to you to complete the questionnaire, you must use the self-service station at the LAVC Welcome Center in the Student Services Center, 1st Floor before entering the rest of the campus.

How to Take Health Questionnaire for the Visitors/Guests

All campus visitors are required to complete the COVID-19 Symptom Self-Check each day before accessing campus facilities. The link is also posted on the LAVC homepage.


Using the “Clear Pass”

You will receive a color-coded “Clear Pass” showing your approval to be onsite at the colleges or District facilities once you have done the following:

  • uploaded the required documents,
  • completed the new self-check questionnaire and
  • have done a weekly test, if you have an approved exemption.

Your “Clear Pass” will be sent to your phone or smart device for display similar to a boarding pass for a flight or electronic ticket to a movie or concert.

All students and employees may be required to show their Clear Pass to authorized personnel upon request.


Help Desk & Account Support

Frequently Asked Questions

The Los Angeles Community College District has posted a frequently asked questions document with answers to your most commonly asked questions, including exceptions, exemptions, testing and vaccination:

Cleared4 Account Support for Students

If you need help with creating your Cleared4 account, taking the health questionnaire, or have other general questions, please contact LAVC Welcome Center, which is open:

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. & Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Phone: (818) 938-8418
Email: LAVCStudentSupport@laccd.edu
Zoom Link: Student Support Help Desk

How to Troubleshoot Issues with your Cleared4 Account

If the link in your email does not work, try:

  • Using a different browser if you have one available
  • Copy and paste the link directly into your browser instead of just clicking on it
  • Work from the text message on your mobile device if you received the duplicate message

If you cannot access your account at all, or if you did not receive a Cleared4 message (after checking various folders and your mobile device), contact the Cleared4 Help Desk at covidcolleges@biocept.com. Please allow at least 48 hours for a response.