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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

The following detailed instructions about El Camino College's COVID-19 vaccination mandate includes links and frequently asked questions to guide you through the process.

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El Camino College requires all students taking in-person classes, faculty, and employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and upload proof of vaccination by January 3, 2022.

Mandate Information

To limit the spread of COVID-19, this measure was unanimously approved by the El Camino Community College District Board of Trustees at the September 2021 board meeting.

For campuswide COVID-19 updates, visit the COVID-19 Information webpage.

If you're a student...

For vaccine requirement information for students, visit Vaccine Requirement for Students.

Deadlines to Know

Please do not wait until the last minute to be vaccinated or submit your vaccination proof. It will take a few days to process your vaccination card and approve your submission.

First Dose December 3, 2021
Second Dose December 20, 2021
One-Dose Vaccination Deadline December 20, 2021
Upload Proof of Vaccination December 20, 2021
Final Deadline for Vaccination Proof January 3, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions for Employees

If you opt for a two-dose vaccine, get your first dose no later than December 2. That way you’ll be able to get your second dose by December 20 and have enough time to upload your vaccination card by the deadline.

If you decide to go with a one-dose vaccine the very latest you can wait is December 20 to get your vaccination. Please do not wait until the very last minute. It will take a few days to process your vaccination card and approve your submission.

 

Yes and no.

On January 3, you will need your vaccination information uploaded in the health screening portal to be able to receive a wristband to enter buildings on campus and attend in-person courses.

If you have received a vaccination exemption, you will be rapid tested every 48 hours.

 

You will be asked to schedule a rapid test at the Manhattan Beach Blvd. Modular building for testing every 48 hours or the second time in a week you visit campus.

Testing is required before visiting a building on campus. Please arrive early to allow time for the rapid test result to be read.

 

At this time, booster shots are not required but are available on campus to students and employees at the Student Health Center.

 

At this time, masks are required both indoors and outdoors while on campus.

 

For those employees, both full-time and part-time, seeking a vaccination exemption or other COVID-related procedure exemption, a process map was developed to help individuals navigate the process.

 

If your exemption is approved you will be asked to schedule a rapid test at the Manhattan Beach Blvd. Modular building for testing every 48 hours or the second time in a week you visit campus.

Testing is required before visiting a building on campus. Please arrive early to allow time for the rapid test result to be read.

 

Employees who request an exemption and/or deferral that is not approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Officer may choose to:

  1. Get vaccinated
  2. Request eligible paid leave, if accrued time available.
  3. Request unpaid (personal) leave.
  4. Apply for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave or other leaves, if qualified.
  5. Apply for the other exemption, i.e., either medical or religious exemption depending on which initial exemption was applied for and denied.

View Exemption Process Map

 

Contact

For any further questions about the health screening process or uploading your vaccination information, please email ECC@worldbacktowork.com.