The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees has approved revisions to its Board Policy 2,900 to now require that all district employees and students must either be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or get regularly tested as a condition of employment and/or to access district property in person.
The policy does not prevent anyone from enrolling, attending or working at the district’s nine colleges or other facilities due to their vaccination status, but it will help create safer in-person learning and workplace environments for students and district employees. Extensive outreach to employees and students will now begin to advise them of the changes, the new requirements and deadline for compliance.
Employees will have until Oct. 18 to get fully vaccinated or provide a medical or religious exemption for approval by the district and have a baseline COVID-19 test. Any person with a district-approved exemption must still be tested at least weekly. All LACCD students who intend to be onsite, in person at any college or District facility must follow the same process.
The district is working with a vendor to coordinate testing sites and operating schedules at all nine colleges that are expected to open in mid-September. The vendor will provide testing and a secured database for the results.
Additionally, all students, employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks or facial coverings while inside any college building or district facility. Anyone planning to visit a campus or district facility must complete the symptom self-check prior to every day they intend to be onsite.
“We are following the science and the recommendations of our leading public health officials that vaccinations are the best tool to end this pandemic,” LACCD Board of Trustees President Steve Veres said. “We care about our employees and our students and their safety is our top priority.”
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