Chancellor’s Announcement: Vaccine Policy Update 9/29/21

I hope your semester is going well. I am following up on the email I sent last month with an update regarding Peralta’s vaccination policy effective October 13th, 2021. 

 

Vaccination Policy 

If you are coming to campus for a class and/or in-person services, you must follow the vaccination policy set forth by the Board of Trustees. Here is the policy:  

“As a condition of, and, for permission to access all properties controlled by the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) all students must provide proof of 'full' COVID-19 vaccination (as defined by the U.S. Center for Disease Control) or submit a request for exception on medical, disability, religious grounds, or a deferral based on pregnancy. In addition, all non-COVID-19 vaccinated students will be required to properly wear Face Masks that always cover mouths and noses while on PCCD controlled property and must be tested weekly for COVID-19.” 

Student Vaccination Proof 

Students will be required to upload proof of vaccination or exemption documents via the Campus Solutions module in PeopleSoft (https://sa.peralta.edu/). You will receive details on how to upload your vaccination proof early the week of October 4th if not sooner.  

We recommend using the state Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record at https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/ to get a screenshot of your vaccination record for uploading in Campus Solutions. 

Proof of vaccination will be checked against California State vaccination records. Falsifying vaccination data (such as forging a vaccination card) is considered a felony, as well as a breach of Peralta Board Policy 5500, Administrative Procedure 5500, and Education Code Section 87732.  

Vaccination Policy Enforcement 

Beginning on October 13th, 2021, the vaccination policy will be enforced for students.  If you still need a vaccination, there are several options available including: 

Campus Shield for COVID Screening 

We will continue to use the Campus Shield app (for Apple iOS devices, click here; for Google Play, click here) to pass through safety checkpoints and access campus facilities. First time users please download the app and register with your student email address (@cc.peralta.edu). Once set up, use the COVID Health Assessment option to answer the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) questions. If you have questions about your student email, visit this Canvas resource for help.  

COVID Testing 

Peralta Community College District is in the process of arranging weekly COVID testing on each of the campuses including the District Office. This service is expected to begin the week of October 11, 2021. 

Town Hall

Please join me on Monday, October 4th from 10am to 11:30am for a Town Hall webinar to discuss the Vaccination Policy and our Back to Campus activities. We want to answer any questions you might have. More information including the Zoom link is online here. A recording will be posted on Peralta's YouTube channel. 

In-Person Services 

I know the pandemic has made things more challenging - for you, your instructors, and your support team. During the week of October 11, many of our employees who have been working remotely will be returning to the college campuses.  Please keep an eye out for information on in-person support services that will be available as the semester progresses. If you have any questions, please contact your student services team – we are here to support you!   

Your health and safety are important to us and we have taken steps to support your return to campus. Thank you for including the Peralta Colleges in your educational journey. 

 

Thank you and be well,

Jannett N. Jackson, PhD

Interim Chancellor

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