COVID Vaccine Mandate

Close Contact Exposure.

Students who have had close contact exposure:

  • Test within 3-5 days after last exposure.  Rapid COVID tests are available at Health Services.
  • Close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings and when near those at higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease.
  • Strongly encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted with Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.
  • If symptoms develop, test, and stay home, AND
  • If test result is positive, follow isolation recommendations below.
  • Can continue attending classes on campus as long as they remain asymptomatic.

Isolation requirements.

Students with symptoms of COVID and/or who have tested positive for COVID:

  • Stay home for at least 5 days after start of symptoms or after date of first positive test if no symptoms.
  • It is the student's responsibility to notify instructors.
  • Isolation can end after Day 5 if:
    • Symptoms are not present, or are mild and improving; AND
    • You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
  • If fever is present, isolation should be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves.
  • If symptoms, other than fever, are not improving, continue to isolate until symptoms are improving or until after Day 10.
  • If the confirmed case has severe symptoms, or is at high risk of serious disease or has questions concerning care, they should contact their healthcare provider for available treatments.
  • Infected persons should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.
  • If you have any questions, contact Health Services at (559)442-8268 or

These procedures have been revised to align with updated guidance from the California Department of Public Health's Guidance for Local Health Jurisdictions on Isolation and Quarantine of the General Public (May 24, 2023).