COVID-19 Information for Students
The San Diego Community College District passed a resolution authorizing the Chancellor to develop and implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students, staff and faculty. We remain committed in providing a high-quality learning experience for every student while keeping the health and safety of our community in mind.
San Diego Community College District has implemented the following:
- Proof of Vaccination for Classes on Campus (Summer 2022 Only): San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) will require all students to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (per CDC guidelines) in order to enroll in face-to-face (in-person) classes.
- Proof of Vaccination for Student Services Appointments (Summer 2022 Only): In-person services to students, prospective students, and the public reasonably expected to last 15 minutes or more will be conducted by appointment. All student appointments require verification of vaccination.
- Face Masks Still Required on Campus: All employees, students and campus visitors must continue to wear masks on campus regardless of vaccination status.
- Effective Fall 2022: The San Diego Community College District has decided to remove the vaccination requirement effective Fall 2022. Some classes still require the vaccination due to federal, state or program requirements. Please refer to the class schedule for more information.
Communication to Students
- June 21, 2022 - Student Vaccination Update - Fall 2022
- June 9, 2021 - Notification of Vaccination Requirements for Students for on-campus activities
- August 4, 2021 - Extension of Deadline for Vaccination Requirements
- September 27, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Update
- January 2, 2022 - Update on COVID-19 and Spring/Intersession 2022
- February 15, 2022 - COVID-19 Booster and Mask Update
HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR VACCINATION CARD IN 3 EASY STEPS
Need to get vaccinated?
The CDC has created Vaccines.gov that provide the community with providers that have the COVID-19 vaccine ready for distribution. Please click on the link below to see locations near you:
Have questions about covid-19?
If you have questions about COVID-19, or believe you may have contracted it, please contact Student Health Services at:
|City College||Mesa College||Miramar College|
|Health Services||Office A-180
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about covid-19 impact on students
For information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) specifically, please visit https://www.sdccd.edu/coronavirus/.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention also provides reliable up-to-date information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/
COVID-19 Vaccination requirements
Q: Do all students need to provide proof of vaccination?
A: Only students who are registered in an in-person class (On Campus or Partially Online) or wish to participate in-person (hyflex) will be required to provide proof of vaccination. If you are enrolled in online classes, you are not required to provide proof of vaccination. We are closely monitoring the situation and guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the San Diego County Public Health Office.
Effective Fall 2022, we will no longer require students to provide proof of vaccination for in-person classes or services.
Q: Which vaccines are accepted?
A: SDCCD is only accepting vaccines recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC): https://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html or the World Health Organization (WHO):
- Johnson & Johnson / Janssen
Q: What are the requirements regarding vaccinations?
A: Students must be fully vaccinated according toCDC guidelines prior to the start of class that have vaccination requirements:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated. Students who do not provide proof of full vaccination or have an exemption on file prior to the start of class will not be allowed to register in the class (Summer 2022 only).
Q: Where can I provide proof of vaccination?
A: Students may submit their vaccination documents through JIRA.
Q: I cannot take the COVID-19 vaccination due to a medical condition, is there an exemption process?
A: Students may request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for medical reasons. Students may submit their request online here: https://mysdccd.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/4/create/125
Exemptions based on religious grounds will be allowed to take online classes and online student services only.
Q: What medical documentation should I provide?
A: In order to process your request, we need you to submit medical documentation from your healthcare provider to establish your eligibility for a medical exemption. The documentation needs to provide, and should be limited to, the following information:
- That you have a disability or medical condition which prevents you from receiving any of the available COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson);
- The expected duration of the disability or medical condition which prevents you from being vaccinated, or that the condition is expected to be permanent.
- The class you are trying to register for.
- Verification that you are close to completion (graduation or transfer).
To protect your privacy, the documentation should not contain any diagnosis, prognosis, specific condition, or any other medical information other than what is specified above.
Q: What if I lost my COVID-19 vaccination card?
A: Students may visit the California Health Department Vaccination Record at: https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/ to retrieve their vaccination record.
COVID-19 TESTING requirements
Q: What are testing requirements for COVID-19?
A: All students regardless of vaccination status should get tested if they have symptoms. Students who have symptoms should stay home and get tested.
Q: What is Canvas?
A: Canvas is an online "Learning Management System" (LMS) that provides classes with the ability to be conducted online. For more questions about Canvas, please visit:https://www.sdccd.edu/about/departments-and-offices/instructional-services-division/online-learning-pathways-1/students/student%20resources.aspx
Q: Why can’t I log into Canvas if I am enrolled in the course?
A: Students missing valid email addresses in Campus Solutions are unable to log into their course on Canvas. Make sure you have a valid email address on file. You can verify your email address through mySDCCD by following the tutorial here.
Q: My class is being held "asynchronous" what does that mean?
A: Asynchronous means that the class is not held at a particular time. You may be required to complete certain tasks by a deadline established by your instructor. Your instructor will provide expectations for asynchronous classes.
Q: What if I am not receiving emails from SDCCD?
A: To ensure that you are receiving all SDCCD updates, make sure that you have an email address on file. You can verify your email address through mySDCCD by following the tutorial here.
Q: My class is going online, but I do not have internet access, are there any resources for students?
A: We are gathering a list of resources that are being made available to students. Please continue to check back here as this list expands:
City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges and Continuing Education will be providing a "Wi-Fi Parking Lot" where any enrolled student can access the internet. (Class schedule screen shot OR print out required).
Click here for Parking Guidelines
Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
City College Parking Lot #5
Mesa College Parking Lot #1
Miramar College Parking Lot #2
Continuing Education ECC Campus Parking Lot #3
Free Internet Service:
- Several companies including Charter, Spectrum, and Comcast have announced plans to offer free internet service for 60 days to households with students as classes are moving online amid concerns about COVID-19. Beginning March 16 Charter Communications will make its internet and WiFi services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company.
- WiFi hotspots will also be open for public. https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more
Please contact the companies at the phone numbers below directly to arrange services if you are interested.
- Charter and Spectrum: 1-844-488-8395
- Comcast: 855-846-8376 for English speakers or 855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers
Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots
All Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. For more information on available public hotspots visit https://wifi.xfinity.com/.
Q: What if I don't feel comfortable or cannot take an online class?
A: If you do not feel comfortable taking an online class, you have a few options:
- Contact your instructor regarding any concerns you may have, they may be willing to work with you to help you feel comfortable.
- Visit Online Learning Pathways to discover tips and tricks to take classes online.
Q: I currently have, or will need, accommodations for my class, who should I contact?
A: Please contact the DSPS office on campus. They will be able to assist your need for accommodations. For more information, please visit:https://www.sdccd.edu/about/departments-and-offices/student-services-department/dsps/index.aspx