With the health and safety of students, staff and visitors in mind, all members of the Peninsula College community must be fully vaccinated when returning to all campuses beginning Fall Quarter 2021, with waivers for specific exemptions. (Per Proclamation 21-14).
Requirements for student attending classes on campus
If you’re attending Peninsula College in-person you’ll need to complete the following steps:
1. Be fully vaccinated or provide a medical or religious exemption.
2. Complete an attestation form, entering your COVID-19 vaccination status, three business days before your class start date. We will email you link once you are registered for a class.
3. Complete health screening before entering buildings.
4. In accordance with the state's revised guidelines, starting March 23, 2022 mask-wearing is optional, but strongly recommended.
For more information, please see our FAQ Page.
Health/Symptoms All people entering the college must fill out their health screening via link or on paper at the beginning of their class . The attestation will cover if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell.Students will not be admitted if they report that they are feeling sick or when they have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case of Covid-19.Students will immediately report to their instructor if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell). If symptoms develop during a class, the student will be immediately sent home. If symptoms develop while the student is not in lab, the student must inform community education at CommunityEd@pencol.edu. The student will not be allowed on campus until they have been evaluated by a healthcare provider. Communications between student(s) and Community Education is of paramount importance during this period.
Social Distancing Social distancing of at least 3 feet of separation must be maintained by every person on campus at all times.Any time two or more persons must meet, ensure minimum 3 feet of separation.
Sanitation and Cleanliness Soap and running water is abundantly provided for frequent handwashing (guidance on hand washing is posted). Students and Faculty are encouraged to wash their hands regularly, before and after going to the bathroom, before and after eating and after coughing, sneezing or blowing their nose. Students and staff will follow required hygienic practices, including not to touch one’s face with unwashed hands or with gloves; washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol; cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.; as well as other hygienic recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, such as shared tools, vehicles and other equipment, handrails, doorknobs, etc.
Feeling sick If a student or staff member reports feeling sick and goes home, the class will be shut down and all attendees sent home. The closure will be reported to campus safety, the appropriate director and the president of the college. Reopening class for the next day or week will be at the discretion of the college administration and any decision will be communicated to students.
Visitors Only currently enrolled students and instructional staff will be allowed on campus absolutely no visitors are allowed without exceptions.
If you have questions or need further clarification, please contact:
Camilla Rico, Director for Enterprise Services
Phone: (360) 417-6231