Employee Requirements | Coronavirus Information
With the community's support, Mt. San Antonio College can continue to provide classes
and services through the pandemic. Student requirements may be different and can
be viewed in the Student Requirements page.
COVID-19 Vaccines are Strongly Encouraged, But Not Required
Thanks to declining COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the region, the state of California and the county of Los Angeles have eased COVID-19 prevention strategies. After considering the latest data and balancing risks and responsibilities at its April meeting, the Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees has decided not to renew the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students taking classes on campus. Beginning this Summer Intersession, students may take in-person classes and use in-person services regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Vaccines are Safe, Effective, Free
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.
Employees who work off-site must adhere to the COVID-19 rules and regulations established by that location.
Employee accommodations are through Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Face Coverings Strongly Encouraged
SPRING: Through the spring, face coverings are required for Students and Faculty indoors, regardless of vaccination status. It is recommended for other groups. Some facilities or situations may require face coverings, such as when visiting the Student Health Center.
BEGINNING SUMMER: Starting Monday, June 13, the College will ease its face coverings requirement to align with public health requirements, Cal/OSHA workplace safety guidelines, as well as agreements with employee bargaining units. If COVID-19 conditions and public health orders remain the same, face coverings will be strongly recommended indoors, but not generally required this Summer Intersession. Some facilities or situations may require face coverings, such as when visiting the Student Health Center.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Questions related to masking requirements should be sent to email@example.com.
Free COVID-19 Testing On Campus
PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests Available
- WHO: All on-campus employees and students can take a free COVID-19 PCR Test or Rapid Antigen Test on campus.
- HOW: Use your Cleared4 account to make an appointment. Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account.
- WHERE: Building 6, Room 160
- WHEN: Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Rapid Antigen Testing for Those COVID-19 Positive
- WHO: Mounties who are COVID-19 positive should immediately notify the Contact Tracing Department through the online Health Check Form, calling (909) 274-6900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Tracers will help them understand their isolation requirements as well as identify close contacts. Employees should also notify their managers. Following public health and Cal/OSHA guidelines, isolation can end and individuals may return to campus after Day 5, as long as symptoms are not present or are resolving, and an antigen test collected on Day 5 or later tests negative. COVID-19 positive employees are required to take the proctored COVID-19 antigen test on Day 5 if they have no fever without fever reducing medication and they have no symptoms or their symptoms have improved. Employees who test negative on the antigen test are required to return to work on campus on Day 6.
- MAKING AN APPOINTMENT: Referred students and employees can now get a free antigen test by scheduling an appointment via email to email@example.com.
- TESTING LOCATION: ue to high temperatures, Mt. SAC’s free COVID-19 testing will be moved from outside Building 67A to inside Building 6, Room 160 through August 6.
Use Cleared4 to Upload Records and Track Testing
- WHO: Everyone has received multiple emails from Cleared4 on behalf of the college to
open their custom Cleared4 link. Those who cannot find their custom link should check
their email junk mail folder or request another Cleared4 account claim link.
- From Line: Mt. San Antonio College
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- KEEP TRACK: The mobile friendly Cleared4 link will help you make a free testing appointment and keep track of results. Anyone without a confirmed vaccination record will receive a reminder email with a custom link to the Cleared4 app. The reminder will be sent to their Mt. SAC email addresses and mobile phones (if the number is available on record). They can also add a mobile number under “Profile.”
- CONNECT HEALTH DATA: Through Cleared4, you can upload your vaccination evidence AND testing records from verified outside agencies, such as Kaiser, Healthvana, major pharmacies and more. Log into the app and choose “Connect Your Health Data” then follow the prompts.
- WHO: Everyone has received multiple emails from Cleared4 on behalf of the college to open their custom Cleared4 link. Those who cannot find their custom link should check their email junk mail folder or request another Cleared4 account claim link.
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 an Employee Health Check Form. This form is critical to trigger a campus response from Contract Tracers, Public Safety, Custodial Services and more. Employees should also notify their managers.
ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE: Work with our Contact Tracing Department if you have questions or concerns about your isolation and quarantine requirements. Mt. SAC follows guidelines from LA County Public Health as well as Cal/OSHA. Isolation keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms 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 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. It's important for employees to follow Contact Tracing's instructions as they must also follow Cal/OSHA workplace requirements.
CONTACT TRACERS: 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: email@example.com
Safety Protocols and Procedures
- COVID-19 Prevention Program - February 2022
- Custodial Protocol (PDF) - Refer to Los Angeles County Guidelines as of September 2021
- Campus sponsor procedures for visitors on campus
- Visitor protocols and procedures for reporting to Mt. SAC Campus
- In-Person Counseling
- Counseling sessions at our on-site location for employees who prefer face-to-face appointments. Bldg. 7 | Rm. 1107
- Counseling and other mental health services provided through a HIPAA compliant Zoom platform
- Additional Services
- Departmental Workshops
- Topic Specific Groups
- “Mindful Hour” Trainings
- Resources & Referrals
- Spanish Services Available
- In-Person Counseling
Request Forms for PPE and Face Coverings
Mt. SAC is providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for employees to use during Mt. SAC business, such as running a class or working on campus.
Classes and Offices have already been stocked with safety kits. Additional kits are available through Division Offices. Managers may use this Online PPE Request Form to contact the Risk Management Office for additional supplies.
The College will provide N95 respirators in two scenarios: (1) to any unvaccinated employee who works with others indoors or in a vehicle and who requests one and (2) where there is a major outbreak, to any employees in the exposed group for voluntary use. The respirator must be the right size, and the employee should follow the information on Page 16 of the Return to Work Guide (provided above) for instruction on how to get a good “seal,” or fit. Employees may request an N-95 mask through the Online PPE Request Form.
Mandatory Training Before Coming to Campus
Employees working on campus should review the college’s Return to Work Guide before coming to campus. It is available in the links on this page.
Due to the serious threats related to COVID-19, Mt. SAC is requiring all employees that work on campus to take training related to the coronavirus. This training has been mandated by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Managers have been asked to assign three training videos to all employees: (1) Coronavirus Awareness; (2) Coronavirus: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Workplace; and (3) Coronavirus: Reopening Your Organization. These training videos about 30 minutes to view. Employees can also find these training videos through POD Connect at www.mtsac.edu/pod.
Mt. SAC has received federal stimulus funding to support students and defray the costs associated with running the college through the pandemic. Learn more at www.mtsac.edu/heerf
COVID-19 Posters and Signage
Marketing & Communication developed COVID-19 signage that clings to door entrances and can be posted inside entrances.
- POSTERS - 11x17 Posters are available through the Marketing and Communication Office. Contact Cynthia Orr at (909) 274-4121 or firstname.lastname@example.org for supplies.
- POSTERS - Digital Downloads are available on the Marketing website at www.mtsac.edu/marketing.
- Poster Displays will be distributed across campus as they come in, prioritizing areas with in-person classes. Due to the supply shortage, these will be slowly distributed across campus as soon as they are available.
CDC general coronavirus information (what it is, symptoms, prevention)