COVID-19 FAQs

General FAQ's

How is a COVID-19 Exposure Defined?

An exposure to COVID-19 is defined as anyone that was in close contact with a person positive with COVID-19.

Close contacts are defined as anyone at a distance of 6 feet or less from an infected person for any time greater than 15 minutes.

What Should I do if I was Exposed to COVID-19?

Based on evolving evidence, the CDC recommends the following

Who does not need to quarantine?

If you came into close contact or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 you can return to work as long as one of the following points below applies to you. You must still wear a mask around other people. Additionally, the CDC advises anyone that meets one of these requirements to get a COVID-19 test 5 days after exposure if possible.

  • You have received a COVID-19 booster, or
  • Received both doses of a (two-dose) COVID-19 vaccine within the last 6 months, or
  • Received the primary (first dose) of the Jansen Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine within the last 2 months.

Who does need to quarantine?

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, and if any of the following are true, then you will need to stay home for at least 5 days. If you develop symptoms, the quarantine would be extended until symptoms are cleared. If an individual does not have symptoms, feels fine 5 days after a known exposure, and has taken precautions, then they could return to work.

  • Received both doses (of a two-dose) COVID-19 vaccine more than 6 months ago, or
  • Received the primary (first dose) of the Jansen Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine more than 2 months ago, or
  • If you are unvaccinated

COVID-19 FAQ's for Employees

What to do when Exposed to COVID-19 while at Work

An exposure notification will be sent from CCD HR if a person you are in close contact with tested positive for COVID-19 or if an employee from your department tests positive. The exposure notification will explain what next steps need to be taken.

What to do if you or Someone you know Tests Positive for COVID-19

If you ever test positive for COVID-19 please inform your supervisor and complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

After the COVID-19 Reporting Form is submitted, a COVID-19 Response Coordinator will reach out to the person that tested positive and they will investigate to determine if additional contacts need to be made.

If you know someone that tested positive, you may direct them to the COVID-19 Reporting Form or you can complete it on their behalf.

Where to Upload Proof of Vaccination or Request an Exemption

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination or if you are requesting a medical or religious exemption please do so at the CCD Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Status Form.

Student Work-Study employees must use the CCD Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Status to submit their vaccination card or exemption.

Where to Upload Weekly Testing if granted an Exemption.

If you are not fully vaccinated and received a medical or religious exemption then you will need to submit a once per week negative COVID-19 test. You can upload your test results at CCD Employee COVID-19 Testing.

COVID-19 FAQ's for Students

What to do if you Test Positive for COVID-19

Notify your professors as soon as possible that you tested positive for COVID-19 and complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

After the COVID-19 Reporting Form is submitted, a COVID-19 Response Coordinator will reach out to the person that tested positive and they will investigate to determine if additional contacts need to be made.

Where to Upload proof of Vaccination to be Exempted from Weekly Testing

If you do not receive a notification, you may opt-out of weekly COVID-19 testing by uploading your proof of vaccination before January 10.

Where to Upload Weekly COVID-19 Test Results

If you are coming to any of our locations and are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated you must undergo weekly testing and upload your test results every week of the spring semester.

COVID-19 Precautions

Travel

Many of us are eager to get out there and travel as we have been in this pandemic for almost two years now! However, it is important to follow a few safety tips from the CDC to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

If You are Fully Vaccinated
  • If traveling by air please note that some airlines are restricting the types of masks that can be worn; if possible wear an N95 or surgical standard mask, as these types of masks are far more effective than cloth facemasks in settings where six feet spacing cannot be observed.
  • Follow all local and state requirements; ensure to continue wearing a mask and social distancing.

After Travel

  • Self-monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and seek testing if symptoms develop.

If you are Not Fully Vaccinated

Before Travel

  • Get tested with a PCR test 1-3 days before your trip. Ensure you have a copy of your recent test.
  • If traveling by air please note that some airlines are restricting the types of masks that can be worn; if possible wear an N95 or surgical standard mask, as these types of masks are far more effective than cloth facemasks in settings where six feet spacing cannot be observed.

After Travel

  • Get tested with a PCR test 3-5 days after travel and stay home to self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.