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COVID-19 Health & Safety

FAQs for Faculty and Staff

COVID-19 Update

Effective July 3, 2023, Foothill no longer requires proof of vaccination for on-campus classes and masking is no longer highly encouraged.

However, students must still report a COVID-19 infection to Foothill directly. We ask that you stay home if you do not feel well and inform the college if you have been on campus and subsequently been diagnosed with COVID. See details here.  

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Given that students attending on-campus classes must be fully vaccinated, will the college require proof of vaccination in the current or coming quarter?

All students must have their vaccination information on file before enrolling in current or coming-quarter classes. If a student has submitted a petition for a medical or religious exemption, that must also be approved before the start of classes.

When does the vaccination policy end?

On Monday, April 3, 2023, the Board of Trustees approved the rescission of Board Policy 3507 COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy. Effective July 3, 2023, the first day of Summer 2023 Quarter, COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required at Foothill-De Anza Community College District. The lifting of the COVID-19 vaccination mandate applies to all faculty, staff, students, vendors, and visitors. Individuals will no longer need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access in person district programs and services. Please note the COVID-19 vaccination mandate will remain in place through July 2, 2023. 

Will I be required to check a student’s vaccination status as the instructor in a classroom?

Faculty will not be asked to verify a student’s vaccination status. 

COVID Information for Students

Will regular or random COVID-19 testing of students, faculty, and staff?

No, the college will not be conducting COVID-19 testing. However, the college will have a supply of rapid test kits (antigen tests) on hand for emergency testing for those exposed to COVID.

What if a student tests positive for COVID-19? 

Please have students complete the Reporting a Positive COVID Case on Campus form.

What if a student is experiencing COVID symptoms? 

Students who have COVID-19 students need to stay home and test for COVID. Refer the student to the student health center, where they can pick up a free COVID test. If positive, they can report they're positive to the COVID team using the COVID Reporting Form

What if student tells me they have COVID? 

Please send the student the COVID Reporting Form

Will I be notified if a student in my class has tested positive for COVID-19?

Yes! You will receive an email from Health Services via Smartsheet. You will be asked to voluntary send an email to your class (all info will be included in the email you receive). 

Faculty/Staff COVID Forms

Where do I report my own COVID infection?

Report it using this form. Note: This form is for all FHDA employees. It's just hosted on DeAnza's site. 

Who do I notify if a student tests positive in my class?

Please report it to your dean and also to HR using this form. Again, this form is for all FHDA employees. It's just hosted on DeAnza's site. HR handles all faculty/staff COVID cases.

Foothill Mobile App

Did you know? You can 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
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