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January 14, 2022 updates

Vaccination

Booster vaccines are strongly encouraged for those that are eligible to ensure significant protection from COVID-19 and its variants. Additionally, those who are booster-eligible but have not received their booster dose will be treated as an unvaccinated person in the context of quarantine due to an exposure.

Appointments to receive a booster vaccine can be scheduled at https://myturn.ca.gov/.

Quarantine Protocols (Exposure)

Effective January 14, 2022, the rules for isolation and quarantine have changed to be in-line with recent guidance released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The shortened duration of quarantine largely depends on individual vaccination status, to include booster status. The updated rules for individuals exposed to COVID-19 are as follows:

Boosted OR Vaccinated, but not yet booster-eligible.

  • No quarantine is required unless symptomatic.
  • Test five days from date of exposure.
  • If test is positive, follow isolation rules.

Unvaccinated OR Vaccinated and booster-eligible but have NOT yet received their booster dose.

  • Quarantine for 5 days from date of exposure.
  • Test on day 5.
  • If test is positive, follow isolation rules.
  • Quarantine can end if no symptoms are present and test is negative.

Isolation (COVID-19 Infected)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection or lack of symptoms, must isolate for at least five (5) days.

  • Isolation can end after the five days if symptoms are not present or are improving and a test on day five is negative.
  • If fever or other symptoms are not improving, isolation must continue for 10 days.

The full CDPH guidance for isolation and quarantine can be found at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-on-Isolation-and-Quarantine-for-COVID-19-Contact-Tracing.aspx.

Testing

Free COVID-19 testing continues to be available on-campus for all Hancock employees and students regardless of vaccination status. Though testing is required for unvaccinated students and employees to access campus, Hancock strongly recommends vaccinated individuals also test on a regular basis to mitigate the risk of exposure on campus.

COVID-19 Reporting

All faculty, staff, and administrators should contact the COVID Response Team at extension 3318 or by emailing covidresponseteam@hancockcollege.edu. Additional information can be found the COVID Reporting Handout below.

When reporting student cases, please include in your email:

  • Student Name
  • H Number (if known)
  • COVID status (exposed, positive, pending results, symptomatic, or household cases etc.)
  • Last day in class (if known)
  • Class or CRN (for suspected classroom exposures)
Secondary Exposures

When students are instructed to quarantine due to potential exposure in one of their classes, it does not automatically result in exposure protocols for additional classes they attended prior to quarantine as it is considered a secondary exposure. These students have not reported a COVID-19 positive test and not exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Vaccine Information

Medical Vaccine Exemption Form

Sincerely Held Belief Vaccine Exemption


Off-Campus Testing Locations:

Testing is also available at various off-campus locations at no cost. Please visit the sites below for more information.

Unvaccinated individuals will need to register with the District's testing vendor prior to beginning testing. Ensure that you have your medical insurance information prior to beginning registration.

REGISTER FOR COVID-19 TESTING

DOCUMENTS

Exposure Decision Tree (January 14, 2022 Update)

Board Resolution 21-22 Vaccine and Testing Mandate

2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave