COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines
The following safety behavioral expectations are meant to protect our students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. Please note that Foothill-De Anza (FHDA) reserves the right to maintain more restrictive provisions than Santa Clara County.
In accordance with Board Policy 3507, the Foothill-De Anza Community College District requires that all students and employees who access on-campus programs in person be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless approved as exempt due to verified medical or religious reasons. The FHDA district expects all students and employees to do their part to protect themselves and other members of the campus and surrounding communities. All members of our campus communities, including students, have a responsibility to follow the directions of public health and college officials to keep our communities and those we care about as healthy as possible.
As a district, we all need to work together to mitigate the risk and ask you to help reduce the chance of COVID transmission by staying current on information about the virus provided by public health officials and experts. While on Foothill or De Anza campuses, students are expected to be fully vaccinated or show proof of religious or medical exemption and follow all health and safety guidelines and commit to the FHDA Community College Compact.
The FHDA College Community Compact
I understand that my ability to enter and remain on-campus as a student is a condition of my adherence to the FHDA College Community Compact, Behavioral Expectations, and Health and Safety Guidelines.
I acknowledge and agree that these guidelines may change as on-campus, and public health guidance across the country evolve and new testing and tracing methods emerge.
I Will Protect Myself
- I will practice good hygiene, including frequent hand-washing with soap and water and/or the use of hand sanitizer.
- I will wear a face mask at all times while on campus both indoors and outdoors even if I have been fully vaccinated
- I will maintain at least six feet of social distance at all times both indoors and outdoors
- I will complete the daily health assessment through the mobile application and follow directions according to my assessment results. If I receive a “red badge”, I will not enter campus including classrooms, library or other study spaces, athletic facilities including outdoor areas, etc.
- I will stay home and if appropriate seek medical attention if I test positive for COVID-19 or if I experience any of the following symptoms: a fever of 100.4 F or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell.
I Will Protect the FHDA Community
- I will complete the daily health assessment through the mobile application and follow directions according to my assessment results.
- I will wear a face mask at all times while on campus both indoors and outdoors.
- I will maintain at least six feet of social distance at all times both indoors and outdoors.
- I will stay home if I test positive for COVID-19, receive a “red badge” while completing my mobile application health assessment, or if I experience any of the following symptoms: a fever of 100.4 or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell.
- If I test positive for COVID-19, I will collaborate with the college's contact tracing team.
- I will carefully observe Health and Safety signs posted throughout the colleges and follow directions.
- I will self-quarantine according to CDC and Santa Clara County guidelines and not come to campus if I have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID –19.
- I will self-quarantine for 10 days and not come to campus if I traveled outside of California or have flown commercially in accordance with California Public Health CPH Travel Guidance.
Pledge of Commitment
I agree to the expectations outlined in the COVID-19 Student Health Agreement in support of in-person classes at Foothill College and/or De Anza College for the 2020-2021 school year.
I understand that, as required by Board Policy 3507, I am required to be fully vaccinated in order to access on campus in-person services.
I also understand my decisions and behaviors impact the health and safety of all members of the community, including my fellow students, employees of FHDA, and my own well-being.
I understand I may be asked to leave school and may face disciplinary consequences if it is determined I did not uphold the health and safety guidelines and expectations outlined above.
Consequences for Violations
Any alleged violation of the Compact or the Health and Safety behavioral expectations listed above will be reviewed by the Student Discipline Officer of each campus, who will have the authority to discipline or remove a student from campus in accordance with the Foothill-De Anza Student Code of Conduct (Administrative Procedure 5520) and the California Education Code Sections 66017, 76020 and/or Sections 76030-76037. Students who are cited for failing to abide by campus, county, or state health and safety protocols are subject to the full range of disciplinary actions including, restricted access to campus facilities, disciplinary probation, deferred suspension, suspension, and expulsion. The Student Code of Conduct and its full range of disciplinary actions applies to all students.
Recognizing that the COVID-19 situation evolves rapidly, Foothill-De Anza Community College District may have to adjust guidelines quickly. Updates will be e-mailed directly to all students and parents (if applicable) if there is a significant change in protocols.
Health and Safety Guidelines
FHDA is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, educators, families, and the general community. Reopening our school safely will be dependent on all of these constituents' cooperation and will require vigilance from every single community member both when they are at school and when they are at home. Being responsible and caring for our community is critical and every one of us plays an important role in supporting the health and safety of each other.