Effective Oct. 15, all students, employees, and visitors who access Cuesta College campuses and facilities must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test.
Resolution 09-21 approved by the San Luis Obispo County Community College District Board of Trustees established a vaccine requirement for Cuesta College. Students and employees on campus must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Visitors must provide proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the campus visit. When asked, students, employees, and visitors should be prepared to present a digital pass verified through Cleared4 Cuesta.
Current health and safety protocols under the Safe Reopening Plan remain in place for anyone accessing Cuesta College campuses and facilities. Following CDC guidelines, proper face coverings are required in all indoor public areas and shared spaces for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. In alignment with CDC disinfecting protocols, classrooms and office spaces are regularly sanitized. Mobile air filtration units and ion-enhanced ventilation systems have been installed to improve air quality in buildings.
FAQs About the Vaccine Requirement
The vaccine requirement ensures the health of students, employees and visitors by
requiring any person coming on to campus to either
1. Provide proof of their fully vaccinated status, or
2. Provide proof of a recent negative COVID test
Vaccine information is available at https://myturn.ca.gov/. Vaccines are FREE.
No. The vaccine requirement allows those who are not fully vaccinated the option of weekly screening testing for clearance to access the campus and college facilities.
No. The vaccine requirement only applies to employees, students, and visitors coming to campus.
No. You have the option of getting vaccinated or weekly screening testing.
Requests for exemptions will not be needed, as you will have the option to provide regular negative test results instead of showing proof of vaccination. The choice is yours which will work for you.
It depends on the timing. If you had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you are exempt from screening upon showing proof of positive test. If you recovered more than 90 days ago, you are required to test.
Cuesta College is implementing a web-based tool, Cleared4, that will provide a digital pass. The pass can be viewed on a smart phone, tablet, or laptop. There is no indication on the Cleared4 pass whether the individual is vaccinated or cleared through testing.
You are not required to receive the vaccine. You will be required to test weekly to be cleared to access Cuesta College campuses and facilities.
FREE testing is available on campus. Details on location/days/times are under development.
Students will follow the COVID-19 protocols established at the high school where they are enrolled.
No. Only those who have not already submitted proof of vaccine will need to submit verification.
Anyone not fully vaccinated is required to test weekly until they reach fully vaccinated status. You are fully vaccinated two weeks or more after the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna), or two weeks or more after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).
No. Employees, students, and visitors will enter the campus as usual. Everyone on campus should be prepared to show their Cleared4 pass when asked.
No, but you have the option to do so as desired.
No, there is no tracking needed.