As part of MiraCosta College’s safe, steady, and sustainable approach to COVID-19 protocols and procedures, MiraCosta College will proceed with the following as it relates to COVID-19 isolation guidance, vaccinations, and usage of masks.
COVID-19 Case Protocol
Employees should report positive COVID-19 cases to their supervisor and COVID@miracosta.edu. They will receive guidance regarding isolation, testing, and care from the COVID Response Team.
Students should report positive COVID-19 cases to their instructors and reach out to Student Health Services at (760) 795-6675 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding care and testing resources.
Faculty should complete and submit a CARE Referral Form (Select CARE/Concern for an individual as the “Nature of this report”) on students’ behalf, when informed by a student they have COVID-19. Health Services will reach out to the student regarding care, testing resources, and isolation guidance.
Outdoor events have no additional protocols. For indoor events, CDC-recommended face masks will be available by request.
Effective May 11, 2023, the CDC eliminated its “COVID-19 Community Levels” and as a result, the CDPH sunset its previous guidance. Wearing a mask is not mandated by the district and it is up to individual risk assessment. The district recommends the following mask protocols indoors, consistent with current CDPH guidance:
- Wear a mask indoors around others if you have respiratory symptoms
- Wear a mask indoors for 10 days if you’ve had significant exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
- Choose a mask that provides best fit and filtration (N95, KN95, and KF94 are the best)
If students need a facemask, they can pick one up at Student Services, Library, or tutoring front desks.
Employees can request face masks and respirators from Administrative Services by contacting Melanie Haynie at email@example.com or x6648.
Students & Community Members
Students and community members present on a MiraCosta College facility are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, they are encouraged to do so.
College Council recently approved changes to Administrative Procedure 7330: Communicable Disease at its July 6, 2023 meeting. The changes remove the district’s mandatory vaccination policy and exemption requirements related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Employees will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination or request a religious or medical exemption as a condition of employment. These changes take immediate effect.
As of the week of July 29, in San Diego County, 81% of the eligible population are fully vaccinated and 26% have received an up-to-date dose. MiraCosta College and the County of San Diego support COVID-19 up-to-date doses for those who are eligible and meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines for time between doses.
Please visit www.VaccinationSuperStationSD.com for information regarding vaccine information and vaccine locations.
For all other questions or comments, please email COVID@miracosta.edu.