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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Need help preparing for a smooth transition to in-person, on-campus instruction at El Camino College? We're here for you! The following detailed instructions about the COVID-19 vaccination mandate includes links and frequently asked questions to guide you through the process.

Attending El Camino College as a Student in 2022

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 an employee...

For vaccine requirement information for employees, visit Vaccine Requirement for Employees.

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 Students

Vaccines are required for in-person instruction.

To ensure anyone who will be attending class in-person or visiting a campus building for services has been vaccinated, proof of vaccination documents must be uploaded into the World Back to Work health screening portal by January 3.


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.


We are encouraging all students to receive the vaccination, but if you are taking classes only online and not visiting campus buildings you are not required to be vaccinated.


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.


Fully vaccinated students can access all campus buildings. 

Non-vaccinated students may not enter campus buildings and are not allowed to access services on campus.


The college’s vaccine mandate requires “fully vaccinated” status.  You may file a student exemption request with the expected date of the final vaccination dose.


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.


If you are not granted an exemption, you will be dropped from in-person and/or hybrid classes. It would be advised to seek an online class option.


Students are asked to complete the following forms to seek an exemption.

For employee exemption information, visit Vaccine Requirement for Employees.


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 attending class or visiting a building on campus. Please arrive early to allow time for the rapid test result to be read.


Students who do not receive an approved medical or religious exemption will not be able to take in-person courses or visit buildings on campus.



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