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COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

FAQs for Students

If you plan to come to campus this spring for any reason, you will need to have proof on vaccination on file with Foothill College. All students are required to report a positive COVID test per Santa Clara County guidelines.

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Reporting a Positive COVID Test

Please alert us if you test positive for COVID by filling out the self-report.

 

Vaccinations

Do I have to be vaccinated to take classes at Foothill College or Sunnyvale Center? 

You will need to be vaccinated to take face-to-face classes or use on-campus services at Foothill College or Sunnyvale Center.

If you are enrolled online only and you do not use on-campus services, vaccination is not required. However, we strongly encourage all students to receive a covid-19 vaccine.

I am taking online classes but want to use campus facilities such as the library. Do I have to be vaccinated?

Yes. 

If I am vaccinated do I have to wear a mask on campus?

Yes. 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, indoors and outdoors. Please refer to the Health and Safety Guidelines and Behavioral Expectations that all students will be expected to follow when they are on campus.

How do I prove I have been vaccinated? 

Please see our COVID-19 Return to Campus Protocol page for the process.

If someone has been vaccinated with a W.H.O. (World Health Approved Vaccine), do they need to be revaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna or J&J vaccine?

People who completed a COVID-19 vaccination series with a vaccine that has been authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) do not need any additional doses with an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

People who completed or partially completed a COVID-19 vaccine series with a vaccine that is not authorized by either FDA or WHO may be offered an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series. The minimum interval between the last dose of a non-FDA authorized vaccine and an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine is 28 days.

I have been partially vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized for use in the U.S. but is on the list of approved vaccines. What should I do?


People who are partially vaccinated outside the U.S. with a COVID-19 vaccine brand not authorized in the U.S. should complete a FDA-authorized or licensed COVID-19 vaccine series.

The minimum interval between the last dose of a non-FDA authorized vaccine and an FDA-authorized or licensed COVID-19 vaccine is 28 days.

Currently the CDC does not recommend mixing vaccines such as other countries are doing.

Unless there is a significant reason the person can not complete a series of 2 further doses, the person will be required to complete 2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer or 1 dose of J&J. The CDC recommends that all adults also receive a booster dose six months after their second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations or six months after their Johnson & Johnson vaccination.

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! If you're concerned about vaccines, please visit our Vaccine Education Series to watch some of our talks and receive more information.

Where can I get a COVID-19 test?

 

Masks

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

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 that all students will be expected to follow when they are on campus.

If I am vaccinated do I have to wear a mask?

Yes. 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, indoors and outdoors. 

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 that all students will be expected to follow when they are on campus.

 

Student Services

How can I access student services this winter?

All services are available in person and online. 

What are the in-person hours for student services?

Winter 2022

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursdays on campus

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays virtually

 

Health Services and Psychological services will be open on campus M-F

Where do I go to talk to a person for general questions?

Visit the 8000 building (same building as Admissions/Records and Financial Aid). See map

Will counselors be available on campus?

Counseling services will happen in person and virtually this spring. Make an appointment

Will the library be open? Where can students study?

Yes, the library will be open. You will be able to make reservations to access/use study areas, computers, and circulation/reserves. Social distancing and masking protocols will be in place. Individual study rooms and the mezzanine will remain closed to student access. See library website for details.

Do I need to pay for parking?

No. Parking is free and you will not be ticketed during winter quarter as long as you are parked legally.

Is EOPS open?

EOPS participants will be able to check out laptops and will be given supplies by appointment. Full services will continue to be offered virtually. Visit the EOPS website for contact info.

I have a question about transferring and prerequisites, what should I do?

Either email the Counseling Center at fhcounseling@fhda.edu or call 650.949.7423/650.949.7421 to schedule an appointment or get placed in the queue for a 15-minute Quick Questions counseling session. 

I'd like to change my class schedule, who can help me?

Either email the Counseling Center at fhcounseling@fhda.edu or call 650.949.7423/650.949.7421 to schedule an appointment or get placed in the queue for a 15-minute Quick Questions counseling session.  

Foothill Mobile App

Use the Foothill App to report a positive COVID test to the COVID team.

Use the Foothill College mobile app. Download from MyPortal.Go to MyPortal > Apps > All Users > Mobile App > Download Foothill College App
Campus Center

Questions?
Please Email Us!

Health Center

covidquestions@fhda.edu


Campus Center, Building 2100 Lower Level Room, 2126

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