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LACCD Vaccination, Testing & Screening Procedures

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. Read about the LACCD Vaccine & Testing requirements.

Board policy 2800 requires all students, employees, outside vendors, visitors and guests to wear a well-fitting mask while indoors at any college or District facility. In addition, masks are recommended at a crowded outdoor events.

For Students & Employees

If you are coming to campus for in-person classes and/or accessing college/ district facilities:

  1. Before entry, complete your Cleared4 self-check questionnaire each day you come to campus. (Check your campus email for your private Cleared4 account link.)

    If you do not have access to a computer, use a computer workstation in the LAVC Welcome Center in the Student Services Center, 1st floor (view campus map).
     
  2. Once on campus, scan your QR code at a campus scanning station located in any campus building. Find a scanning station location, and learn how to check-in with your QR code.

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.


Vaccination and Testing Requirements

The Los Angeles Community College District's Board of Trustees have COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for employees and students. The Board recently modified Board Policy 2900 to remove the vaccination requirement for students to enroll in in-person classes or access college facilities.

Employees are still required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or have an approved exemption on file. Being fully vaccinated is now defined as having completed your initial one- or two-dose vaccination. Boosters are not required, but highly recommended, per LACDPH. Learn how to upload proof of vaccination to Cleared4.

Testing Requirement for Employees with an Approved Exemption or not Fully Vaccinated

In accordance with Board Policy 2900, weekly testing remains a requirement for employees with approved exemptions from the initial vaccination doses only. Weekly testing will no longer be required for employees who obtained a booster-only exemption. Only tests administered through Biocept by CLEARED4 will be accepted as proof of compliance. Learn how to schedule a Biocept testing appointment through Cleared4.

Testing for Individuals Recovering from a Positive COVID-19 Infection:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) recommends the following:

  • Regardless of your vaccination status, if you test positive, you must isolate for up to 10 days AND follow the LACDPH isolation instructions
  • You are allowed to end isolation early, between Day 5 to Day 10, depending on your own personal circumstances AND if you test negative using an antigen test (the quick-result, self-test kit). Find out how to get an antigen test on-campus. 
  • If you do not end isolation early before Day 10, you are NOT required to take any test following your isolation as long as you are symptom free
  • Regardless of your vaccination status, you are NOT required to test for the next 90 days from the day you leave isolation, UNLESS you develop new symptoms.  Use only the antigen test during this 90-day period.

After 90 days, you return to the District’s established testing protocols.


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. In addition, masks are recommended at a crowded outdoor events.

A well fitting mask (surgical grade or higher) is required while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask, surgical masks are available for free at the entrance of every LAVC building.


COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on Campus

LAVC is partnering with Fulgent Genetics to hold COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for LAVC students and employees and the public. The Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+), and Pfizer Pediatric (ages 5+) vaccines are available. 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.

Upcoming clinic dates:

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer, Pfizer Pediatrics, Moderna) - May 26

Date/Time: Thursday, May 26, 10 am - 6:30 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer, Pfizer Pediatrics, Moderna) - June 2

Date/Time: Thursday, June 2, 10 am - 6:30 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer, Pfizer Pediatrics, Moderna) - June 9

Date/Time: Thursday, June 9, 10 am - 6:30 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer, Pfizer Pediatrics, Moderna) - June 16

Date/Time: Thursday, June 16, 10 am - 6:30 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer, Pfizer Pediatrics, Moderna) - June 23

Date/Time: Thursday, June 23, 10 am - 6:30 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (Pfizer, Pfizer Pediatrics, Moderna) - June 30

Date/Time: Thursday, June 30, 10 am - 6:30 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.

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.
     
  4. Upon arrival, you will also use your Cleared4 account to scan your QR code at a campus scanning station. Learn how to use the campus scanning station.

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.
  • If eligible for a booster, upload your booster record as soon as possible into your existing Cleared4 account. Do not erase your existing records in Cleared4.

If you need assistance, contact our Cleared4 Account Support.

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 still had to meet vaccination or exemption requirements that was due on November 3, 2021.


How to Request a Vaccination Exemption

Employees can request a medical or religious exemption. 

NOTE: 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 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. (NOTE: The deadline for employees to request an exemption was November 3, 2021.)

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. (NOTE: The deadline for employees to request an exemption was November 3, 2021.)

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. (NOTE: The deadline for continuing Spring 2022 students to request an exemption was November 19, 2021.)

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. (NOTE: The deadline for continuing Spring 2022 students to request an exemption was November 19, 2021.)

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

How to Get Tested

COVID-19 PCR test are any available time at any of the nine colleges or District office by appointment only. Learn how to schedule your testing appointment, and check the Districtwide COVID Testing schedule.

As part of the District's vaccination and testing requirement:

  • Employees must complete a baseline COVID-19 test ONLY THROUGH Biocept/Cleared4.

  • Any employee with an approved exemption must be tested weekly ONLY THROUGH Biocept/Cleared4.

    Note:  Individuals who have recovered from an active COVID-19 infection have a 90 day grace period for no testing; if the person develops new COVID-19 illness or symptoms—use antigen test not PCR testing. Read about testing when recovering from a COVID-19 infection, and learn how to request an antigen home test.

  • Students & employees can get tested weekly through Biocept as an extra safety measure at no out-of-pocket cost.

  • LAVC also has COVID-19 Antigen Home testing kits that are now available for employees & students. Find out how to request an antigen home test.


COVID-19 PCR Testing Schedule

The LACCD is offering a regular schedule of COVID-19 PCR testing at each of its nine college campus and the District's Educational Services Center. Testing is by appointment only. Learn how to schedule your testing appointment.

Spring 2022 Testing Schedule (Updated 2/11/22)

NOTE: Testing is not available on Fridays and the following campus holidays: February 18, 21, March 31, April 1-8, May 30 and July 4, 2022.

Mondays

  • LA Valley College, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Engineering Building, Room 100
  • LA Harbor College, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • LA Southwest College, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • LA Pierce College, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • East LA College, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • West LA College, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (starting 2/26/22)
  • LACCD Educational Services Center, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesdays

  • LA Valley College, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Engineering Building, Room 100
  • LA Southwest College, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • LA Pierce College, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • LA Mission College, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • LA City College, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • LA Trade Tech College, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • East LA College, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • ELAC South Gate, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesdays

  • LA Valley College, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Engineering Building, Room 100
  • LA Pierce College, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • LA Mission College, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • LA City College, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • West LA College, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (until 2/24/22)
  • LA Trade Tech College, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • East LA College, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • ELAC South Gate, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursdays

  • LA Harbor College, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • West LA College, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • LACCD Educational Services Center, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For the latest District PCR Testing schedule, please check your Cleared4 account for testing appointments and/or check the LACCD Updated COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information.


How to Schedule a COVID-19 PCR Testing appointment

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.

Follow these steps to book your PCR testing appointment:

  1. On your private Cleared4 page, scroll down to "Book On-Site Covid Test"
  2. Select the campus, date and appointment time, and then click the "Book" button.
  3. Once you have booked your appointment, you will recieve an email and/or text confirmation.

If you need assistance, contact our Cleared4 Account Support.


Covid-19 Antigen Home Testing Kit Distribution

Covid-19 at-home rapid antigen testing kits are now available for LAVC employees and students. Students and employees can get up to two kits per person, per week, until supplies last, with student or employee ID. Note: Theatre & Music students can pick up 3 kits per student per week.

The following is the antigen home test kits distribution schedule:

Regular Hours (as of 5/2/22)

Date(s) Hours Location
Monday-Thursday 10am - 7pm Mail Room - Administration & Career Advancement (view map)
Friday 8am - 12noon Mail Room - Administration & Career Advancement (view map)

 

Any questions regarding the distribution can be directed to 818-947-2336 or email LAVC Administrative Services.


Symptom Self-Check Questionnaire

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.

How Students & Employees Take the Health Questionnaire

Effective September 13, 2021, the District and the colleges is using a short, self-check health questionnaire provided by Cleared4 for employess and students who need to access any college or District facilities. The Cleared4 questionnaire is accessible via any phone, tablet or laptop connected to the internet.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Before coming to campus, open your private Cleared4 link send to your student/employee email.
  2. Click the "Take the Survey" button, and follow the instructions to answer the questionnaire.
  3. If cleared, you will recieve a QR code that you will use to check-in on campus.
  4. Before entry, scan your QR code at the scanning station located in any campus building. Find scanning station location and learn how to use the campus scanning station.

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 Visitor/Guests Take the Health Questionnaire

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

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.


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. Learn how to use the Scanning Station.

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


Campus Check-In Scanning Stations

As part of the campus check-in process, students and employees new scanning your QR code at a campus scanning station.

Scanning station locations

Scanning stations are installed in the following campus buildings for students and employees to check-in upon arrival on campus:

  • Administration & Career Advancement (ACA)
  • Allied Health & Sciences (AHS)
  • Art (A)
  • Behavioral Sciences (BSC)
  • Business Journalism (BJ)
  • Child Development Center (CDC)
  • Community Services Center (CSC)
  • Engineering,
  • Emergency Services Training (EST)
  • Foreign Language (FL)
  • Family Resource Center (FRC)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC)
  • Music (M)
  • Monarch Athletics Center (MAC)
  • Maintenance & Operations (M&O)
  • Motion Picture (MP STD)
  • Math Science (MS)
  • North Gym (NGYM)
  • Planetarium (PLN)
  • Aquatics Center (Pool)
  • Student Services Annex (SSA)
  • Student Services Center (SSC)
  • South Gym (SGYM)
  • Student Union (SU)
  • Theater Arts (TA)

To find the location of each building, please check the campus map.

How to use the scanning station

To use the scanning station, please follow these instructions:

  • Step 1:  Open your Cleared4 link & select the "Show Access Pass"
    Phone screen with Cleared4 page
     
  • Step 2:  Hold up your QR code to camera until you hear a chime & see a confirmation on the screen.
    Holding phone up to scanner camera

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:

If you don't have technology to complete the screening questionnaire

If you have no technology available to you to complete the questionnaire and/or scan your QR code, the LAVC Welcome Center in the Student Services Center, 1st Floor has computer workstations that you can use.

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.