Student Requirements | Coronavirus Information
With the community's support, Mt. San Antonio College can continue to provide classes and services through the pandemic. Vaccinations are required for ON CAMPUS students to take in-person and hybrid classes. Fully online students are exempt from this requirement. Details below.
Winter and Spring Requirements
Vaccinations Required for On Campus
ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS: Students engaging in on-campus activities (including in-person lecture and lab classes, sports and services) must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
FULLY ONLINE STUDENTS: Fully online students are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Classes and services are available conveniently online. ON CAMPUS services are limited to quick transactions that are less than 15 minutes, including: Bookstore, Laptop Distribution, Cashier’s Office, Student Services, Food Pantry, and Lab Kit Pickups.
OFF-SITE STUDENTS: Students participating in off-site internships, studies and employment must adhere to the COVID-19 rules and regulations established by that location.
GET VACCINATED: COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. They are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Booster doses should be taken 5 months after the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 2 months after a Johnson & Johnson dose. Individuals can choose which vaccine to receive as a booster dose. Learn more through the Los Angeles County Public Health vaccine website. Appointments for a vaccination or booster dose can be made at https://myturn.ca.gov as well as through major pharmacy chains.
Use Cleared4 Link to Upload Vaccination Records and Track Testing
Evidence of First Dose due Thursday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. for Spring
Evidence of Both Doses due Friday, March 25 at 2 p.m. for Spring
Students who wish to take in-person or hybrid classes must upload proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations or they risk being dropped from their in-person or hybrid classes. Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account.
PREVIOUS EVIDENCE: Students who have previously submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccination through their custom Cleared4 link do not need to submit evidence again. However, if they receive new booster doses, they should upload those recrods.
NEW STUDENTS: Students who are new to the college will receive their Cleared4 account AFTER they register for their classes, at which time they can upload their evidence. New student applicants have a short period of time to fill out their exemption before their classes are dropped.
Medical and Religious Exemptions
Submit request forms by Friday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. for Spring
Unvaccinated students who wish to attend an in-person or hybrid class on campus and cannot be vaccinated because of a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief must submit an online Request for Medical Exemption or Request for Religious Exemption as soon as possible. New student applicants have a short period of time to fill out their exemption before their classes are dropped. If you have previously received an exemption, you do NOT have to apply again each term.
Those taking in-person or hybrid classes with authorized exemptions must participate in weekly COVID-19 testing. Free testing locations will be available across campus.
FORM TIPS: To access these forms, click on the Account Icon (pictured), and then log in with your Mountie username and password.
Some ON-CAMPUS students are required to test on campus, including:
- Students with Medical and Religious Exemptions
- Those who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine boosters but have not taken them
(5 months after last Pzifer or Moderna dose, or 2 months after Johnson & Johnson dose)
- Those who are in the process of getting vaccinated, but are not yet fully vaccinated
(a full 2 weeks after second dose)
Locations and hours for free on-campus testing:
- Building 4 Administration (near flag poles)
- Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Building 67A (east campus, late evening hours)
- Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Handling COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure
STAY HOME IF SICK
As a reminder, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste/smell, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, nausea, diarrhea, and so on.
FILL OUT A HEALTH CHECK
To report symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, fill out a Student Health Check Form. This form is critical to trigger a campus response from Contract Tracers, Public Safety, Custodial Services and more. Students should also notify their professors and/or campus employers.
ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE
Mt. SAC follows guidelines from Los Angeles County Public Health.
ISOLATION keeps someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 away from others. In Los Angeles County, if you have COVID-19, you must: (1) isolate yourself, (2) wear a mask indoors and outdoors and (3) tell your close contacts they have been exposed and need to follow instructions for close contacts. Learn more about Isolation guidelines from Los Angeles County public health.
QUARANTINE is used to keep someone who has been exposed to a person with COVID-19 away from others. They are sometimes called close contacts. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. Read more on Quarantine guidelines from Los Angeles County public health.
Work with our Contact Tracing Department to learn more about how to respond to symptoms and COVID-19 exposures, as well as identify people who are close contacts and would need to take additional precautions. Phone: (909) 274-6900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Face Coverings Required
Face coverings are required inside buildings and on public transportation. Public health officials recommend using higher grade surgical masks and respirators over cloth masks. These are available at no charge on campus.
STUDENTS can pick up a face covering from their professors, who have classroom safety kits in each classroom. There will also be mask dispensers in various locations across campus.
ACCOMODATIONS: Face covering accommodations are through Human Resources at email@example.com.
You can also visit the Student Services website for their answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Contact the Health Center for FREE medical and mental health assistance provided conveniently online or by phone.
Students who have expressed an exceptional need related to any component of the following are eligible for an emergency grant referral:
- Any component in the student’s cost of attendance (current or future costs if related to support student’s re-enrollment at the College); and/or
- For emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
To make a referral:
- Complete the UPDATED CRRSAA Emergency Grant Referral Form
- Email completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
California College Student Grant
To support California college students through these unprecedented times, MAF has established the CA College Student Support Fund. Eligible students will receive a $500 grant to help manage their financial needs – whether that's class materials, rent, or personal expenses. Learn more through the Mission Asset Fund.
A variety of scholarships are available to qualified students, based on need, merit, major and/or educational goals. Students must submit a Mt. SAC General Scholarship Application online before the screening deadline.
CARES Act Emergency Grant
The CARES Act has provided limited federal funds for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. To request this emergency grant, contact the Mt. San Antonio College Financial Aid Office at email@example.com. The emergency aid is to be used for an URGENT need related to a currently enrolled student’s expense caused by COVID-19.
Food Pantry and Basic Needs
We know that current times are tough and uncertain, so we hope to provide our Mounties with food resources during this time of need.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or having difficulty coping? We are here for you!
Students have access to one-on-one personal counseling with our Student Health Center therapists. All you need is a smartphone OR a laptop/computer. To schedule a private and confidential appointment, call (909) 274-4400, Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself or others, please contact:
- Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line – Text COURAGE to 741741
- Call 911
- Go to your nearest hospital emergency room
About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CDC general coronavirus information (what it is, symptoms, prevention)