Vaccination, Testing & Screenings Information
Masking and Facial Covering
There is no longer an indoor masking mandate at any of the colleges or at District facilities for employees, students or visitors.
Effective June 12, 2022, Board Policy 2800 was rescinded. The LACCD will follow the prevailing LACDPH health orders that indoor masking is highly recommended, but not required.
If you need a mask, surgical masks are available for free at the entrance of every LAVC building.
LACCD Vaccination & Testing 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.
On May 4, 2022, an update to Board Policy 2900 was approved by the Board, which removed the vaccination requirement for students. All continuing and new students will not have to provide proof of vaccinations or have an approved exemption on file in order to enroll in classes or to access the colleges or District facilities. Weekly COVID testing for students with vaccination exemptions is also no longer required.
Effective June 30, 2022, Cleared4 accounts for students are deactivated. All vaccination records uploaded to Cleared4 have been transferred to a secured, confidential District database. Students are no longer be required to complete the daily health screening questions nor show your entrance pass to access the colleges or District facilities.
Effective July 1, 2022, student vaccination requirement being rescinded by the Board and students are not longer be required to complete the daily health screening questions.
Board Policy 2900 requires employees 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.
Weekly testing remains a requirement for employees with approved exemptions from the initial vaccination doses only. Weekly testing is no longer be required for employees who obtained a booster-only exemption.
Effective January 1, 2023, will institute a new mechanism for the collection of proof of vaccination of COVID-19 and weekly testing of employees with exemptions. This change means that LACCD will no longer use the services of Biocept for testing and Cleared-4 as a platform. Read more about the new changes to providing proof of vaccination and testing for those with an approved exemption.
Where to Get Vaccinated
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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 14, 2023; 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A
If you have any questions about these clinics, please call 818-947-2600 or email AdminServices@lavc.edu.
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:
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 or fourth 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.
Some COVID-19 vaccine recipients may be eligible to recieve one or most boosters. 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.
If you are unable to come to our on-site vaccination clinics, you can find a vaccination site in Los Angeles County by checking the LA County Department of Public Health's How to Get Vaccinated.
Employee Vaccination Process
Effective January 1, 2023, the Los Angeles Community College District (“LACCD”) will institute a new mechanism for the collection of proof of vaccination of COVID-19 and weekly testing of employees with exemptions. This change means that LACCD will no longer use the services of Biocept for testing and Cleared-4 as a platform. Board Policy 2900 -SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination and Testing Requirements will remain a requirement as a condition of employment. The only changes are the platform for providing proof of vaccination and the testing mechanism for those with an approved exemption.
The new process will be as follows:
A new employee is a person who has successfully completed the recruiting process and accepted a job offer with LACCD. As a part of the Entry Services Onboarding Process, new employees will be required to submit proof of vaccination to ESC-HR-COVID@LACCD.EDU. Upon submission, HR COVID will notify Entry Services for ESC or the Campus College Personnel Office of the new employee’s compliance with the BP 2900.
Existing/Current employees are employees who have an assignment and/or who are considered to be in active status. Existing employees who have already uploaded proof of vaccination to the Cleared-4 platform have complied with BP 2900 and do not need to do anything.
An existing employee with an exemption from vaccination are those employees who completed the exemption request form in SAP and received approval for exemption from vaccination for either a medical or religious reason. The requirement for exempted employees to test weekly will still be in effect. The only change in the process is that Biocept will no longer provide testing.
Employees with an exemption will continue to be required to test weekly and may do so with antigen tests. Employees with exemptions are not required to report the results of weekly tests unless they test positive.
Any employee who receives a positive result for a COVID-19 test must notify their Campus Safety Officer (or HR COVID for ESC employees) immediately upon notification of their positive test result.
An antigen test may be requested from the LAVC Antigen Testing Distribution location at the LAVC Staff Services Office at ACA 1701.
All other COVID related practices will remain in place until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and should you have questions, please contact your Campus Safety Officer.
LAVC’s Campus Safety Officer is Maribeth Armant at Armantml@lavc.edu and Tanya Sirkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Get Tested
Covid-19 at-home rapid antigen testing kits are now available on campus. Students and employees can get up to two kits per person, per week, until supplies last, with student or employee ID.
The following is the antigen home test kits distribution schedule:
Spring 2023 Hours (February 6-June 5)
|Monday-Thursday||8 a.m. – 7 p.m.||Staff Services – ACA 1701|
|Friday||8 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Staff Services – ACA 1701|
Any questions regarding the distribution can be directed to 818-947-2336 or email LAVC Administrative Services.