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The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees approved a resolution on Wednesday that requires the use of face coverings and vaccinations or weekly testing to access College of the Canyons’ campuses and facilities.

The board approved the resolution at its Aug. 11 meeting in preparation for the start of the fall 2021 semester and increased in-person, on-campus classes and services.

The board’s vaccination resolution requires that all students attending face-to-face classes or accessing on-campus services, district employees working on campus, and volunteers and individuals seeking access to in-person/on-campus services be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit a negative COVID-19 test weekly or before accessing on-campus services. In addition, face coverings must be worn in all indoor spaces on district campuses.

“Since the very beginning of the pandemic, we have been committed to providing a safe and healthy learning and working environment,” said College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook. “As the Delta variant rages on, we are mindful of our responsibility to take infection prevention precautions as we continue working to protect the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff, as well as maintaining higher education access, engagement, and success for our students and the Santa Clarita Valley.”

All district employees on campus will be required to either provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result within three calendar days prior to Aug. 23, 2021, or their first day of class. All students attending in-person classes will be required to either provide proof of vaccination or be subject to weekly testing starting the week of Aug. 23, 2021.

“As the district works toward the safe resumption of increased on-campus learning, working and other activities, it embraces a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus,” said SCCCD Board of Trustees President Dr. Edel Alonso. “United in one common goal to maintain the health and well-being of students and staff, I believe that together, we have it in our power, given the circumstances, to provide as safe a working and learning environment as possible. We must work together to do everything humanly possible to protect and take care of each other and our students.”

To facilitate weekly testing for unvaccinated COC employees and students, the college will continue to host a COVID-19 testing site in the Valencia Campus parking garage on the corner of Rockwell Canyon Road and Valencia Blvd from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, in addition to many free testing sites available throughout the community.

A free, on-campus vaccination site for students and staff will be located in front of the Student Center beginning Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

College of the Canyons will offer nearly 2,000 classes during the fall 2021 semester, with about one-third available on campus. Registration is underway, and students can choose from hundreds of open class sections that give them the option to attend online or at the college’s Valencia and Canyon Country campuses.

The board’s face coverings resolution reaffirms the district’s current adherence to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health orders that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask or face covering indoors.

The district will continue to follow the direction of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information, visit the college’s news webpage.

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    What if I had the covid b4 there was a vaccine? I have the SARS antibodies and that is better than the vaccine! Do i still have to get tested each week or get vaccinated?

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Thursday, Sep 16, 2021
CSUN President Erika D. Beck last week greeted the CSUN community — and welcomed students, faculty and staff returning to a partially reopened campus — in her annual Fall Welcome Address on Sept. 10.
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In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.
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College of the Canyons is one of four California community colleges recognized for being among "America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting" by Washington Monthly magazine for its commitment to inspiring students to vote and actively participate in community decisions.
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College of the Canyons has received a $1,493,379 grant award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund a new scholarship program to increase retention, transfer, and graduation rates among science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors in key student populations, including Black, Latinx, women, first-generation college students, and low-income students.
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