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COVID Updates

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Covid updates


On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, the San José Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees voted to rescind its COVID-19 vaccination mandate to take effect immediately.  This means that San José City College no longer requires students, employees, or visitors to have received the initial COVID-19 vaccine to participate in instruction, solicit support services, participate extracurricular/co-curricular activities, or attend programming on-campus (including SJCC Milpitas Extension) or other facilities administered by the District.  Furthermore, the District does not have a policy requiring students from isolating from the College if they are exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms and/or test positive for COVID-19.  Students are advised to follow public health guidance as provided by federal, state, and local public health agencies.   
San José City College no longer operates a COVID-19 test site, the College no longer provides at-home test kits to students, the College no longer conducts contact tracing for students, and the College is not currently providing the COVID-19 vaccine (initial or booster) through Student Health Services.  As such, the online COVID-19 referral/reporting form for students has been removed from the college website.  Students who are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 should refrain from visiting Student Health Services and should inform their instructors of their planned absence due to illness, if applicable.  San José City College has over 40 "Wellness Kiosks" located throughout campus that dispense free facemasks, cleansing wipes, and hand sanitizing gel to employees, students, and visitors in addition to wall mounted or free-standing hand sanitizing gel dispensers. 
As an employer, San José Evergreen Community College District through the Human Resources Office requires employees to report themselves if they experience COVID-19 related symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, and is responsible for administering contact tracing for employees, requiring isolation and/or face masking for employees, and provides guidance to employees as to how to obtain at-home test kits or seek medical attention. 


Frequently asked questions

  1. Where do I learn about vaccination resources?
    Students are encouraged to visit to find vaccination providers.  Students are also encourage to check with local pharmacies to learn if vaccination appointments are available by visiting the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

  2. What additional resources are available to learn more about COVID-19?
    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
    Santa Clara County Public Health Department


Self-Check / Reporting

We ask that everyone do their part to keep our community healthy and safe. Before coming to San Jose City College, Evergreen, Valley College, Milpitas Extension, or District Office,  please do a self-check for any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fague
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea