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COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

FAQs for Students

Where can I get a free mask if I don’t have one or if I forgot mine?

Starting fall 2021, you can get a mask at Student Health Services, located at: Campus Center, Building 2100 Lower Level Room, 2126.

Will I be required to wear a mask on campus?

Yes. All students who are taking in-person classes or who are on campus are required to socially distance and wear a mask, indoor and outdoor. Please refer to the Health and Safety Guidelines and Behavioral Expectations (coming soon) that all students will be expected to follow when they are on campus.

If I am vaccinated am I excepted from wearing a mask?

No. All students, regardless of their vaccination status, who are taking in-person classes or who are on campus are required to socially distance and wear a mask, indoor and outdoor. Please refer to the Health and Safety Guidelines and Behavioral Expectations (coming soon) that all students will be expected to follow when they are on campus.

Can I be removed from class or campus if I do not wear a mask?

Yes. All students who are taking in-person classes or who are on campus are required to socially distance and wear a mask, indoor and outdoor. Please refer to the Health and Safety Guidelines and Behavioral Expectations (coming soon) that all students will be expected to follow when they are on campus.

If I get a “red badge” when I do my mobile app daily health assessment, do I need to tell my professors?

Yes. You do not need to tell your professor why you got a red badge, but you should notify them that you got a red badge in order to coordinate academic flexibility according to your situation. For information on what else you should do if you get a red badge, see below for instructions.

What do I do if I get a red badge on the daily health assessment mobile app?

What do I do if get a positive COVID-19 test?

Where can I get a COVID-19 test?

Do you need to get a COVID-19 test? Contact your doctor if you have one. No doctor? That’s ok! Click here to schedule an appointment for free COVID-19 testing in Santa Clara County

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

We’re glad you’d like to get vaccinated! Fully vaccinated students have fewer restrictions. Click here for information on Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 vaccination program. You can also search for vaccines through Find a Shot or Vaccine Spotter. Vaccines are FREE. You don’t need to have an ID or a social security number, and you don’t need insurance! Concerned about vaccines, please visit our Vaccine Education Series to watch some of our talks and receive more information.

Do I need a doctor’s note to return to campus?

You do not need to get retested or have a doctor's note clearing you back to campus. 

Allied Health Students and Athletes: Please consult with your faculty, athletic trainers, and coaches for information on clearance before you return to campus.

How do I get clearance to go back to campus after I get a red-badge?

Allied Health Students and Athletes:

  • Please consult with your faculty, athletic trainers, and coaches for information on clearance before you return to campus.

All Other Students:

  • If you tested positive for COVID, follow instructions by the contact tracer you’ve spoken to either here at Foothill College or the county. They will alert you to the first day you can be back on campus (which is dependent on a few factors they’ll help you with).
  • If you did not test positive for COVID but got a red badge, schedule a telemedicine appointment if you feel you received a red badge in error.
  • You do not need to get retested or have a doctor's note clearing you back to campus (Allied Health Students and Athletes, consult with your faculty, athletic trainers, and coaches for information on clearance before you return to campus).
  • Answer honestly to the daily assessment. The goal is public health: ensuring that you’re safe and the people you’re around are safe.

Should I get retested to make sure I still don’t have COVID-19?

Your COVID-19 test can stay positive for 3 months. The CDC does not recommend retesting for 90 days after a Covid infection. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms again, you should consult with a medical provider to see what action to take.

I’m having problems with the mobile app. Who can I contact for technical support?

You may email techambassadors@fhda.edu and someone will help you out. You can also call us at 650.949.7241.

Campus Center

Questions?
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Health Center

650.949.7243


healthservices@fhda.edu


Campus Center, Building 2100 Lower Level Room, 2126

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