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Vaccines Required Starting November 1

The Board of Trustees has mandated that all staff, faculty and students be vaccinated starting November 1, 2021.

All students currently enrolled in in-person coursework, working on campus, and/or planning to participate in on-campus programs/activities/services, will be required to declare their vaccination status by November 1, 2021.

Letter from the Vice Presidents

  • Fall students will be contacted about their vaccination status via email, text and phone call.
  • Faculty and staff will also be required to be vaccinated.
  • Students will not be able to register for Winter/Spring without a vaccination.
  • Fall students could be tested twice a week if they fail to indicate their vaccination status.
  • You must wear a mask while indoors at Mission College
From the District

Dates to Remember

  • Vaccination Proof is Required by November 1, 2021. 
  • Priority Registration for Winter/Spring is November 16.
  • Winter/Spring Registration begins in early December.
  • Winter Session starts January 3.
  • Spring Semester starts January 29/31.

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How Safe Is It?

 

95%

Staff/Faculty Vaccinated

 

83%

County Vaccinated

  • According to our internal data, 95 percent of our faculty and staff are fully vaccinated. Santa Clara County had 83 percent of those 12 and older vaccinated and 88 percent having received at least one dose.
  • Masks are required for indoor activities.
  • Vaccinations are required starting November 1, 2021.
  • We will never have 100 percent, however, we believe we are very safe.

How to Submit Vaccination Status

  • Coming Soon

County Vaccination Sites

Both colleges are also working on having COVID-19 vaccines available on campus in the coming weeks. 


WVMCCD logo, chart of requirements, listed below of what requirements are needed for each semester

Download the PDF of Requirements

In-Person Classes - Fall

Fall students who are not vaccinated or do not submit a COVID-19 compliance declaration by November 1 will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test twice weekly for the remainder of the Fall term. Fall students who submit their vaccination status are cleared.


In-Person Classes - Spring

We expect to return to full in-person services and classes in Spring 2022. We will also have online classes as well, but expect a return to pre-pandemic services.

Priority Registration for the winter session and spring semester begins on November 16. If you have any interest in attending our growing list of in-person classes and student services, you must be fully vaccinated or qualify for a medical or religious exemption (bi-weekly testing will be required.)

The vaccination process can take up to six weeks, so do not delay making your first appointment, which you can do by clicking myturn.ca.gov.


Online Classes

If you are exclusively learning remotely and do not plan to be on campus in the fall, you are not required to be vaccinated, but we strongly encourage you to do so.


Get the Mobile App

Download our new mobile app to use the covid health screener check-in and also register/search for classes, pay your bills and explore our campus at your finger tips.


Facilities

Coming to campus will be a bit different, similar to what you have experienced in other public places.  Everyone is expected to wear masks. We will continue to do extra cleaning between classes and in common areas.

However, we encourage you to enjoy our new outdoor plaza, with USB ports and sunshine!


All Employees

All employees will be expected to be vaccinated.

We take our staff's safety seriously. The District has put together protocols for their safety and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated when it is their turn.


Plan Ahead When Visiting Campus

All these measures make everyone safe.


Parking is Free in Fall 2021

Parking will be free to students in Summer and Fall 2021, but you must print out a pass through My Mission Portal. Otherwise you can purchase a $3 daily parking pass online or at the yellow kiosk. Cars without a permit will be ticketed.


What if There's an Exposure?

We realize exposures may still occur. However, we will work hard to lessen the risk and contain the spread. This is why we have set up daily health screenings to know who is on campus and when.

Additional Exposure Procedures Are Here

There may be extra attendance checks, and that is just part of our new routine. This is not only to limit exposure to the virus but to keep our campus safe.

We continue to follow the latest health guidelines around quarantines and let affected areas know of exposures.

Our District Director of Health Services is leading this charge.


I'm Still Not Sure...

We realize there is a lot of stress about returning to campus and each of us has a different comfort level. We urge you to talk to us about your concerns, with a classmate, a counselor, a mental health specialist, or a teacher.

We can get through this together!


Why Is This Happening?

  • The West Valley-Mission Community College District and Mission College are committed to protecting the health and well-being of students, faculty, employees, and the communities we serve,

  • The District vaccine policy has been established based on the evidence to date regarding the safety and effectiveness of available COVID-19 vaccines. 

  • The District policy is in alignment with policies being adopted by the majority of colleges in the region and state.

  • The District followed a process for public input prior to the adoption of this policy.

  • We recognize that this policy may create challenges for individual students and are committed to support everyone through this transition.