COVID-19 Safety Protocol

COVID-19 CAMPUS SAFETY SIGNAGE
Please review before coming to campus:

    Wear your mask

 

Mendocino College is committed to protecting your health and safety. For the upcoming spring 2022 semester, we will transition to more on ground classes and services, but will still have many online and hybrid courses available. For a list of classes scheduled, please visit: https://www.mendocino.edu/schedule.
 

Beginning January 2022, the college will require all students and staff to show proof of being fully vaccinated prior to coming to campus. Those who do not show proof of vaccination will have to provide negative COVID-19 test results on a weekly basis. A new mobile app called Mendo Mobile will launch mid-November 2021, and will allow students, staff, and visitors to submit this information quickly, securely, and efficiently. For questions, please contact the Mendocino College Director of COVID-19 Response, Alyson Bailey: covid@mendocino.edu.

 

STUDENTS WHO WANT TO TAKE ON-GROUND CLASSES

OPTION ONE: VACCINATIONS


You do not have to take part in weekly testing if you are fully vaccinated or an online only student
(fully vaccinated means you have either a single Johnson & Johnson injection, the two Moderna or AstraZeneca shots, or the two Pfizer inoculations, and it has been two weeks after your final dose).  

STEP ONE: Get vaccinated
STEP TWO: Use the MendoMobile app to upload an image of your Vaccination Card or other proof of vaccination. (Look for the app updates the week of November 15, 2021.)
STEP THREE: Receive $100 Visa Gift Card from us any time before or by January 14th!

OPTION TWO: WEEKLY TESTING


Vaccination is the best way to control the COVID-19 virus and is recommended by medical experts.
However, weekly testing is an alternative in order to attend classes, and use services, on campus.

STEP ONE: Get a COVID test 72 HOURS (three days) before the semester starts to show that you are well. This is a baseline test and will be followed by regular weekly testing. You can get tested at any of the suggestions below:

STEP TWO: Send your test results through the secure Mendocino College app and wait for your Green Screen notification to enter campus. This is how the app will let you know when your information has been accepted, and you are cleared to enter campus.
If you receive a different notification (yellow or red) contact COVID@mendocino.edu.

STEP THREE: Are you on campus weekly? Choose a consistent testing day. Your campus clearance only lasts for seven days, and you do not want to fall behind.
This pattern will be your weekly testing schedule.

Are you only on campus every once and awhile? Use the 72 HOURS (three days) test detailed in STEP ONE then followed by STEP TWO before attending a campus event or class.

Athletes, if you are no longer required to comply with the COVID-19 policies of the Athletic Department, are unvaccinated, and are enrolled in on-campus classes or activities, please begin your testing schedule at STEP ONE or Option Two: Weekly Testing.

STEP FOUR:

  • If your test is Negative, enjoy your college experience, learn something you’re passionate about, and make sure that your campus pass does not expire by becoming vaccinated or keeping up with your weekly testing schedule.
  • If your test is Inconclusive or Positive, do not come to class. We’re sorry you’re not feeling well. Submit your test results normally, and we will ensure that the people who need to know will be informed.
  • If your test is inconclusive, test again the following week. Do not attend class on campus if you have an inconclusive result.
  • If you have a positive test, in keeping with CDC guidelines, we require that you do not return to campus for any reason for 10 days to avoid further illness.
  • It is likely that you will test with a false positive after having the virus even though you are no longer contagious for up to 90 days after becoming ill. Please resume testing 90 days after your COVID-19 illness.

***Important Note: Students who opt to test weekly will be warned of upcoming disenrollment if they miss a single test. If they miss two tests, they will be disenrolled and will no longer be able to attend classes on campus.

 

 

COVID INFO COVID Policy Visitors

MendoMobile App FAQS Online Resources

 

 

Mendocino College has implemented several measures over the past year to assure campus safety such as: 

COVID 19 Resource Links

  • All employees, students, and guests are required to wear masks while indoors on campus.  
  • District-wide air filters replaced with fresh MERV 13 filters for greater air filtration. 
  • Re-programming of building automation systems to maximize fresh air flow as much as possible. 
  • Bipolar Ionization systems installed in all compatible HVAC systems. 
  • Strategic deployment of supplemental air purification systems.  
  • Updating restroom facilities with touchless fixtures.    
  • Addition of custodial staff to provide enhanced daytime cleaning.    
  • Providing hand sanitizing stations at all building entrances.   
  • Providing masks and disinfectant wipes in all offices and classrooms.   

 

For the most up-to-date hours of operation for specific departments and locations, visit: www.mendocino.edu/hours

We appreciate you and are making every effort to ensure you are able to continue your education journey while remaining safe and healthy.