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Mt. SAC Important Message

COVID-19 NOTICE: To take classes ON CAMPUS this upcoming Winter 2022 term, vaccinations will be required. Fully online students are exempt from this requirement. Learn about the December 10 deadline for the first dose, exemptions and more in your Mt. SAC email or www.mtsac.edu/covid19

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Student Requirements | Coronavirus Information

With the community's support, Mt. San Antonio College can continue to provide classes and services through the pandemic.  KEY DEADLINE: For Winter Intersession, evidence of vaccination is due Friday, December 10,  to take In-Person and Hybrid Classes. Details below.

Winter Intersession Requirements

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    • icon of vaccineVaccinations Required for On-Campus Students

      Vaccinations Required for On Campus

      ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS: This Winter Intersession, students engaging in on-campus activities (including in-person lecture and lab classes, sports and services) must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

      FULLY ONLINE STUDENTS: Fully online students are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Classes and services are available conveniently online. ON CAMPUS services are limited to quick transactions that are less than 15 minutes, including: Bookstore, Laptop Distribution, Cashier’s Office, Student Services, Food Pantry, and Lab Kit Pickups.

      OFF-SITE STUDENTS: Students participating in off-site internships, studies and employment must adhere to the COVID-19 rules and regulations established by that location.

    • icon of phoneVaccination Evidence Required by Dec. 10 at 7:59 p.m.

      Use Cleared4 Link to Upload Vaccination Records and Track Testing

      Students who wish to take in-person or hybrid classes this Winter Intersession must upload proof of their first COVID-19 vaccination dose by December 10 at 7:59 p.m. or they risk being dropped from their in-person or hybrid class this Winter. Those who cannot find their custom link can request another link to their Cleared4 account.

      PREVIOUS EVIDENCE: Students who have previously submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccination through their custom Cleared4 link do not need to submit evidence again.

      NEW STUDENTS: Students who are new to the college will receive their Cleared4 account AFTER they register for the Winter classes, at which time they can upload their evidence. 

    • icon for formMedical and Religious Exemptions Due Dec. 10 at 7:59 p.m.

      Medical and Religious Exemptions

      Unvaccinated students who wish to attend an in-person or hybrid class on campus and cannot be vaccinated because of a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief must submit an online Request for Medical Exemption or Request for Religious Exemption by December 10 at 7:59 p.m. or they risk being dropped from their in-person or hybrid class this Winter Intersession.

      Those taking in-person or hybrid classes with authorized exemptions must participate in weekly COVID-19 testing. Free testing locations will be available across campus.

      account icon for single sign on

      FORM TIPS: To access these forms, click on the Account Icon (pictured), and then log in with your Mountie username and password.

       

       

    • icon of thermometerHandling COVID-19 Exposure and Symptoms

      Handling COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure

      STAY HOME IF SICK: As a reminder, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste/smell, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, nausea, diarrhea, and so on.

      FILL OUT A HEALTH CHECK: To report symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, fill out a Student Health Check Form. This form is critical to trigger a campus response from Contract Tracers, Public Safety, Custodial Services and more. Students should also notify their professors and/or campus employers.

    • icon of maskFace Coverings Required Indoors

      Face Coverings Required 

      Face coverings are required inside buildings and on public transportation.

      STUDENTS can pick up a face covering from their professors, who have classroom safety kits in each classroom. There will also be mask dispensers in various locations across campus.

      Face covering accommodations are through Human Resources at hraccommodations@mtsac.edu.

 

Fall Semester Requirements

    • icon of vaccineGet Vaccinated or Get Tested Weekly

      To keep our community safer as we expand classes and services on campus, the college will require that all students ON CAMPUS be fully vaccinated OR be tested weekly for COVID-19 each week. **Tests are due every week.** 

      • On Campus Students - Students taking any classes and labs on campus should determine if they want to keep their current classes or move to fully online classes before their class drop deadline, listed in their Schedule on the Portal, under the Student Tab #11. For most 16-week classes that is Sept. 3. Noncredit students can check directly with their programs (ABE, ESL, VOC, EOA) for class change requests. Students choosing to continue with on-campus classes must:
        • Submit their COVID-19 vaccination record online and be fully vaccinated OR
        • Take weekly COVID-19 tests, starting the week of Sept. 7-11

      • Fully Online Students – Fully online students will NOT be required to get a COVID-19 vaccination nor take weekly tests. Without evidence of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, services on campus are limited to quick transactions that are less than 15 minutes, including: Bookstore, Laptop Distribution, Cashier’s Office, Student Services, Food Pantry, Lab Kit Pickups. Masks are mandatory even for quick transactions. Students will also need to submit evidence of being fully vaccinated or take a COVID-19 test in order to use more campus services. This includes tutoring centers, academic support labs, and study halls. 

      • Off-Site Students – Students participating in off-site internships, studies and employment must adhere to the COVID-19 rules and regulations established by that location.
    • icon of phoneUse Cleared4 to Upload Records and Track Testing

      Use Cleared4 App to Upload Records and Track Testing

      • WHO: All students have received multiple emails from Cleared4 on behalf of the college to open their custom Cleared4 link. Those who cannot find their custom link should check their email junk mail folder or request another Cleared4 account claim link.
        • From Line: Mt. San Antonio College
        • Email Address: no-reply@cleared4work.com  
      • KEEP TRACK: The mobile friendly Cleared4 app will help students keep track of their weekly testing schedule as well as its results. All students without a confirmed vaccination record will receive a reminder email with their custom link to the Cleared4 app. The reminder will be sent to their Mt. SAC email addresses and mobile phones (if the number is available on record). They can also add a mobile number under “Profile.”
      • CONNECT HEALTH DATA: Through Cleared4, students can upload their vaccination AND testing records from verified outside agencies, such as Kaiser, Healthvana, major pharmacies and more. Log into the app and choose “Connect Your Health Data” then follow the prompts. If a COVID-19 test cannot be connected through this method, an on-campus test is required.
    • covid testCOVID-19 Testing Due Each Week

      COVID-19 Test Due Each Week

      • WHO: All students who are taking on campus classes and do not submit proof of being fully vaccinated are required to take COVID-19 tests every week.
      • TESTING TIMES/LOCATIONS: Five convenient locations are available, with some providing evening and weekend hours. See the college’s online map.
        1. Building 4 Administration (near flag poles)
          • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
          • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
        2. Building 6 Library (north entrance near fountain)
          • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
          • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
          • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
        3. Building 13 South Walkway (central campus, north of Equity Center)
          • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
          • Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
        4. Building 67A (east campus, late evening hours, Park and Test)
          • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
          • Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
          • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
        5. Building 40 School of Continuing Education (east of Building 40)
          • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who fall behind on weekly testing will be contacted by the college and may face student discipline until their testing is brought up to date.
    • icon of thermometerCOVID-19 Exposure and Symptoms

      Handling COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure

      STAY HOME IF SICK: As a reminder, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste/smell, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, nausea, diarrhea, and so on.

      FILL OUT A HEALTH CHECK: To report symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, fill out a Student Health Check Form. This form is critical to trigger a campus response from Contract Tracers, Public Safety, Custodial Services and more. Students should also notify their professors and/or campus employers.

    • icon of maskFace Coverings Required Indoors

      Face Coverings Required 

      Face coverings are required inside buildings and on public transportation.

      STUDENTS can pick up a face covering from their professors, who have classroom safety kits in each classroom. There will also be mask dispensers in various locations across campus

      Face covering accommodations are through Human Resources at hraccommodations@mtsac.edu.

 

Student Support

You can also visit the Student Services website for their answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    • Heart cardiogram iconStudent Health Services

      Contact the Health Center for FREE medical and mental health assistance provided conveniently online or by phone. 

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    • financial aidScholarships and Grants

      Emergency Grant

      Students who have expressed an exceptional need related to any component of the following are eligible for an emergency grant referral:

      • Any component in the student’s cost of attendance (current or future costs if related to support student’s re-enrollment at the College); and/or
      • For emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

      To make a referral:  

      California College Student Grant

      To support California college students through these unprecedented times, MAF has established the CA College Student Support Fund. Eligible students will receive a $500 grant to help manage their financial needs – whether that's class materials, rent, or personal expenses. Learn more through the Mission Asset Fund.

      Scholarship Program

       A variety of scholarships are available to qualified students, based on need, merit, major and/or educational goals. Students must submit a Mt. SAC General Scholarship Application online before the screening deadline. 

      CARES Act Emergency Grant

      The CARES Act has provided limited federal funds for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. To request this emergency grant, contact the Mt. San Antonio College Financial Aid Office at financialaid@mtsac.edu. The emergency aid is to be used for an URGENT need related to a currently enrolled student’s expense caused by COVID-19

    • food pantry basic needsFood Pantry and Basic Needs 

      Food Pantry and Basic Needs

      We know that current times are tough and uncertain, so we hope to provide our Mounties with food resources during this time of need.

      Learn more at: https://www.mtsac.edu/basic-needs/mountiefreshfoodpantry.html

    • mental healthMental Health

      Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or having difficulty coping? We are here for you!

      Students have access to one-on-one personal counseling with our Student Health Center therapists through TeleMentalHealth. All you need is a smartphone OR a laptop/computer. To schedule a private and confidential appointment, call (909) 274-4400, Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM, or email studenthealth@mtsac.edu

      If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself or others, please contact:

      • Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
      • Crisis Text Line – Text COURAGE to 741741
      • Call 911
      • Go to your nearest hospital emergency room

      In addition, Mt. SAC Psychology Faculty have compiled these Resources for Students

    • online learningOnline Learning

      Students that have not taken online courses previously should communicate with their instructors and college counselors to request additional support and resources.  To learn more about preparing for online instruction visit the Mt. SAC Online website.

      Mt. SAC Online website     Getting Started Online

 

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