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Information for Students

NOTICE: MSJC is shifting services and most classes online for the remainder of January.

Mt. San Jacinto College’s vaccine and testing program is designed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Below are updates regarding this new policy. Please closely review the following information of what to expect for the the Spring 2022 semester.

Information updated as of 1/12/22

MSJC implemented a COVID-19 vaccine and testing program. The program has four key components that apply to all students and employees coming onto MSJC campuses:

  1. Masking up when indoors regardless of vaccination status
  2. Completing a daily COVID-19 Self-check via CLEARED4, before arriving on campus, regardless of vaccination status
  3. Being or getting fully vaccinated, or have an approved exemption
    • Proof of vaccination must be uploaded to CLEARED4 via Self-Service
    • Submit for a medical or religious exemption via Self-Service
  4. Weekly testing
    • All individuals who are unvaccinated (regardless of exemption status) must test weekly during the spring semester.

Students planning to take courses on campus (full-time, part-time or hybrid) in Spring 2022 must comply with the vaccine and testing mandate. Students taking online courses only do not have to comply with the vaccine and testing mandate. All students planning to utilize on campus resources such as tutoring, counseling, or the library must comply with the vaccine and testing mandate.

Unique and personalized links to your daily self-check will be provided by email. Do not share this link as it is unique to you.

Using Chrome, you can also access and complete your COVID-19 vaccination clearance in your MSJC Self Service account at https://cssweb.msjc.edu/css/Clearance

To upload you vaccination card in CLEARED4, follow these instructions: https://www.msjc.edu/safereturn/documents/Cleared4-Instructions.pdf

Please note: Cleared4 only accepts jpeg, png or tiff files. It does not accept PDF. Landscape images work best.

If you are already fully vaccinated, please:

  • Complete your CLEARED4 daily self-check, before coming to campus
  • Wear a mask when indoors on MSJC campuses
  • Submit your proof of vaccination to Cleared4 via Self-Service

All students planning to be on campus (for classes or services) must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file.

All students planning to be on campus (for classes or services) must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file.

However all students, regardless of vaccination status, may register for online courses.

Using Chrome, you can access and complete your COVID-19 Vaccination clearance in your MSJC Self Service account at https://cssweb.msjc.edu/css/Clearance

To upload you vaccination card to CLEARED4, follow these instructions: https://www.msjc.edu/safereturn/documents/Cleared4-Instructions.pdf

Please note: Cleared4 only accepts jpeg, png or tiff files. It does not accept PDF. Landscape images work best.

Try using Chrome. Additionally, Cleared4 only accepts jpeg, png or tiff. It does not accept PDF. Lastly, try submitting your image in landscape mode.

Note: if the error you are receiving says “Unable to pull information,” please add a personal email address to your Self-Service account. This will correct the error and allow upload.

If you are still having issues, please reach out to covid19@msjc.edu for assistance.

Please reach out to covid19@msjc.edu for assistance.

Cards are reviewed within 24-48 hours, depending on weekend, holiday or other school closures.

If it has been more than 48 hours, please reach out to covid19@msjc.edu for assistance.

You can upload your vaccination card and complete your daily COVID-19 check in your MSJC Self Service account at https://cssweb.msjc.edu/css/Clearance

To upload you vaccination card in CLEARED4, follow these instructions: https://www.msjc.edu/safereturn/documents/Cleared4-Instructions.pdf

You may request a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record through the California Department of Public Health at https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/. If you received your vaccination from a federal agency (e.g., Department of Defense, Indian Health Services, or Veterans Affairs), you will need to reach out to those agencies for assistance with your vaccination record.

At this time, MSJC’s Vaccine and Testing policy does not include boosters. 

 

HOWEVER we have been notified by RUHS and Corona Regional that they are requiring the COVID Booster by all students and staff by February 1, 2022. Therefore nursing students in clinicals must comply with this mandate. 

Religious and/or medical exemptions requests must be submitted through Self-Service: https://cssweb.msjc.edu/css/Clearance

Requests may take up to 10 days to be processed.

EXCEPTION: Nursing and Allied Health students will not be granted an exemption. Vaccination is mandatory in these programs/fields.

Please note: Use Chrome for optimal experience.

No; the vaccine and testing mandate only applies to students taking in-person classes or using on-campus resources.

No; the vaccine and testing mandate only applies to students taking in-person classes on campus or using on-campus resources. However, students may be required to comply with the mandates of the school they are taking their dual enrollment course(s) at.

No; the vaccine and testing mandate only applies to students taking in-person classes on campus or using on-campus resources. However, students may be required to comply with the mandates of the site they are taking their course(s) at.

In partnership with VirusGeeks, MSJC offers free COVID testing:

  • San Jacinto Campus Building 200/Room 220
  • Menifee Valley Campus Building 800/Room 814
  • Temecula Valley Campus 1st floor/Bookstore (near the cafeteria)

HOURS OF OPERATION:
https://www.msjc.edu/news/MSJC-Offers-Free-COVID-19-Tests-to-the-Public.html 

Vaccines are available throughout Riverside County, including the MSJC Student Health Centers. To schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster: www.MyTurn.ca.gov

MSJC has contracted with Virus Geeks to conduct the weekly testing. A testing team will be located on each campus. They will guide students through the testing process using a nasal self-swab.

  • Results for tests will be returned as quickly as possible
  • If results are positive
    • You will be notified by phone, email and/or text
    • You will be asked to isolate at home for 5-10 days and contact tracers will begin to notify those who may have potential exposure.
  • It takes 1-2 days for contract tracers to complete the process and reach the others who may have had significant potential exposure.
  • The identity of the individual who has a positive result will be protected and remains confidential per Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) | CDC

Yes, this is a free service! Virus Geeks, the company hired to conduct the COVID-19 testing, may bill your insurance company, but there are no out-of-pocket expenses.

Virus Geeks is the company MSJC has contracted to conduct COVID-19 testing on campus. A crew from Virus Geeks, which specializes in COVID-19 testing for schools and colleges, will be on MSJC campuses to conduct weekly testing for those who are unvaccinated, or partially vaccinated (including those with a medical or religious exemption).

CLEARED4 is the company MSJC has contracted to provide the COVID-19 daily self-check all students must fill out before coming to campus. Individuals must receive a green or blue pass from CLEARED4 before entering an MSJC location or class.

MSJC needs to work together to keep the campus safe. If you miss a test, you may be asked to test off cycle.

To register for testing, visit my.virusgeeks.com/testreg?org=msjc. Please have your student ID number and your insurance information ready. Note: there is no out-of-pocket expenses for testing.

To view tests results, visit: my.virusgeeks.com/results

MSJC faculty or staff may ask to see your CLEARED4 blue or green clearance pass (on phone or mobile device), per Board Policy/Administrative Procedure 5210 (Communicable Disease).

If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 or its variants, please do not come to campus. You are required to:

  • Complete and submit the daily COVID-19 self-check. Instructions on accessing your Daily COVID-19 self-check
  • Stay home until your symptoms have resolved and you have had no fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication
  • Notify your instructor so that arrangements can be made for your continued success

It is not mandatory for fully vaccinated individuals, but you are encouraged to test to determine if you have COVID-19. It is important to note that individuals who are fully vaccinated can still contract COVID-19 or its variants. Contact your health care provider or schedule an appointment to get a COVID-19 test.

If your symptoms are severe, please go to an emergency room or urgent care immediately.

If do not have any symptoms, but you were notified by MSJC or a public health official that you may have had close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 you are required to:

It is not mandatory for fully vaccinated individuals, but you are encouraged to test 5-6 days after you learn you have come in close contact with an individual with COVID-19. It is important to note that individuals who are fully vaccinated can still contract COVID-19 or its variants. Contact your health care provider or schedule an appointment to get a COVID-19 test.

For further questions or inquiries, please email COVID19@msjc.edu