The Peralta Community College District has announced that COVID vaccinations are required by October 7th, 2021, for both employees and for students who are coming to campus for classes.
An announcement from Dr. Jannett N. Jackson, Interim Chancellor, was sent to employees on August 27, 2021. Here is the content of that announcement:
Dear Peralta Employees,
I’m writing to provide you with an update regarding the Peralta Community College District COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. As a condition of employment, PCCD employees must upload your vaccination proof by October 7, 2021.
As noted in my announcement from August 5, 2021, vaccinations are required for employees and students. All employees are asked to upload your vaccination details via Company Nurse here, which we are using for both daily screening when you visit campus and for storing vaccination information. Instructions for using Company Nurse are available here and on Safe Peralta. Please have your vaccination record or exemption request uploaded as soon as possible, but no later than October 7, 2021. The exemption request forms, which should also be uploaded via Company Nurse, are available on Safe Peralta.
Beginning on October 8, 2021, the vaccination policy will be enforced for employees and students. For employees, failure to comply with the vaccination policy requirements may be grounds for administrative action. Employees in need of the vaccination should contact your healthcare provider, use the free Alameda County Public Heath Department vaccination service, or sign up for the upcoming clinic at Laney College on September 9, 2021 (click “continue” to select the Laney College vaccine site). Most commercial pharmacies are now offering free vaccinations as a walk up service.
Thank you to all the faculty, staff and administrators who worked so hard to make the first week of Fall 2021 semester go as smooth as possible for our students. This week we came together, in the spirit of Ubuntu, to help our students.
One thing that was clear from this week is that the students that were studying on campus really appreciated being here, in-person. The Peralta Community College District vaccination policy helps make our campuses as safe as possible for students, employees, and visitors. I appreciate your adherence to the vaccination policy.
The situation with COVID-19 and the Delta variant is changing rapidly. Please visit the recently redesigned Safe Peralta website at https://safe.peralta.edu/ to keep up with the latest developments here at PCCD.
Again, thank you all for your dedication in serving the students of the Peralta Community College District.
Be Well, and Stay Safe,
Jannett N. Jackson, PhD
An announcement was also sent by Chancellor Jackson to students on August 30, 2021. Here is the content of the announcement for students:
I hope your first week at the Peralta Colleges – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College – has gone well. As I wrote last week, we are here to support you so please let us know if you have a need for assistance.
One thing that was clear from last week is that the thousands of students who came to campus really appreciated being here, in-person. We are working hard to make that experience even better for you. The Peralta Community College District vaccination policy helps make our campuses as safe as possible for students, employees, and visitors. I appreciate your adherence to the vaccination policy.
Per that policy, all students who wish to enter campus should be vaccinated. We have set October 7, 2021 as the deadline for getting vaccinated. There are many options available to you for getting vaccinated:
- As a student, you can contact our healthcare partner, the Roots Clinic, to get vaccinated or to be tested for COVID-19.
- Sign up for free vaccination from Alameda County Public Health Department here.
- Sign up for the upcoming vaccination clinic at Laney College on September 9th here (click “continue” and then select Laney College for the vaccination site).
- Most commercial pharmacies are now offering free vaccinations.
When visiting a campus please continue to use Campus Shield app to take the COVID Health Assessment and show your “green screen” so you are able to pass through the safety checkpoints and enter buildings and classrooms.
Soon will be providing you with instructions on how to provide your vaccination proof so that you can continue to come on our campuses after October 7th. Per the policy, exceptions are available for medical and religious reasons and we will be providing instructions on how to request an exception.
Please visit the Safe Peralta website at https://safe.peralta.edu/ to keep up with the latest developments here at PCCD.
Thank you and be well,
Jannett N. Jackson, PhD