COVID Safety Campaign FAQs

On August 12, 2021 the Board of Trustees passed a COVID vaccine mandate. The purpose of the mandate is to create a safe environment for our students and employees to come to campus for classes and other services. The vaccine or exemption/testing, along with requiring masks and physical distancing, are measures the Board and the CDC have required to reduce the spread of COVID.

No. As the memo states, we are taking a phased-in approach to move to full in-person operations. On October 1st we will begin implementing a comprehensive Safety Campaign to implement the vaccine mandate resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees, which includes collecting employee and student information regarding their vaccination status, or requests for exemptions.

Proof of vaccination will be done through an online platform to be launched October 1st.

Employees who are currently fully remote MAY be required to return to in-person operation. That is why they need to work with their supervisors. If the work can continue to be performed remotely, then the supervisor should allow that to continue. For other services being delivered remotely, which primarily affects classified and administrators, those employees MAY be required to provide in-person services IF required by the operational needs. Current faculty assignments will NOT change this semester. For classified, unless operationally necessary, for the balance of the Fall semester, we are encouraging mostly remote delivery of services.

Our main focus is to protect our College community.  That is why we are launching a comprehensive Safety Campaign to provide resources and information to the College community. Effective October 1, we will be collecting employee and student-specific information regarding vaccine or exemption status. The next step will be to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter any College facility. There will be no change to the class schedule for Fall 2021 and students will not be dropped from their in-person classes if they are not yet fully vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important ways to keep everyone safe during this pandemic. San Francisco is currently vaccinating people who live, work, or learn in San Francisco and are 12 years and older. For more information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the San Francisco COVID-19 vaccination site.

Effective October 1, 2021, the College’s COVID Safety Campaign vaccination website went live.  

Students and employees can report their current vaccination status, claim vaccination exemption, and upload supporting documentation via the MyCCSF Mobile App or Vaccination Status Website. Visit the COVID-19 Updates page for details.

If you are having issues uploading your records in the steps described on the webpage, or having any other technical issues, please contact: helpdesk@ccsf.edu.

Once your vaccination or exemption/negative test result has been verified, you will receive an email confirming verification which you must show to access campus facilities.

Yes. Students and employees can report their current vaccination status, claim vaccination exemption, and upload supporting documentation via the MyCCSF Mobile App. Visit the COVID-19 Updates page for details.

If you have already uploaded your information to the website, you do not need to re-enter your vaccine or exemption request.

Employees

Thank you to all employees who have submitted either proof of vaccination or a request for an exemption.  We will NOT be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test result starting November 8th as we had originaly planned. We are still in the process of identifying and training Campus Ambassadors who will be monitoring open entrances to check for verifications, as well as waiting for clearance from Google to use the ReadyEducation app for this purpose.  We will keep everyone updated.  In the interim:

  • The current process to access College facilities will remain in effect until further notice, and
  • If you haven't uploaded your information, please do so at https://www.ccsf.edu/covid-vax-status

For all the latest Covid Safety Campaign information, visit the COVID-19 Updates page.  We appreciated everyone's flexibility as we navigate this uncharted territory.

Employees who cannot or do not want to get vaccinated must file for an exemption and provide a negative test result prior to accessing campus facilities.

Employees granted an exemption must provide verification of a weekly negative COVID test result prior to accessing any campus facility. Test results can be uploaded at the Vaccination Status Website.

Students

Information coming soon.

Starting Friday, October 29, weekly COVID-19 testing will be available on the CCSF Ocean campus. The testing will be every Friday from 10 am - 2 pm at the Student Health Center. Please check back for more information about how to sign up for this testing.

For information about other testing locations, please visit the sf.gov COVID-19 testing page.