This message was sent via email to Foothill-De Anza district employees on behalf of Myisha Washington, Interim Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity.

 Dec. 1, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Beginning winter quarter (January 3, 2022), Foothill College, De Anza College, and Central Services will implement the next phase of their return-to-campus (RTC) plans that will include a combination of online and in-person classes and services. As you are aware and in preparation for RTC, District AP/BP 3507 requires all employees and students provide proof of a Covid vaccination or medical and/or religious exemption. 

If you are an employee and have already uploaded your vaccination status or medical exemption, no further action is required on your part. Elizabeth Folck ( from Human Resources will be contacting you to verify that your information has been received and you are in compliance. 

If you are an employee and have not yet uploaded your vaccination status or medical exemption request into the PyraMed platform, we ask that you do so no later than Friday, December 10, to ensure you obtain verification from Human Resources prior to the start of Winter quarter on January 3, 2022.  CLICK HERE FOR UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to comply with AP/BP 3507 can result in a loss of assignment and/or disciplinary action.  PLEASE NOTE: Religious exemption requests should still be sent directly to Myisha Washington via email ( 

COVID Boosters – On November 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated agency guidance to advise that anyone over age 18 should receive a COVID-19 booster shot. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department also recommends all eligible members of the public who live or work in Santa Clara County receive a COVID-19 booster shot. The booster is appropriate for everyone ages 18 and older 6 months following the last Pfizer or Moderna vaccination, or 2 months following the Johnson & Johnson vaccination. Booster shots are NOT currently required; however, the District highly encourages employees to receive them based on CDC and County Health Department guidance. 

As a reminder, for the safety of all employees the wearing of face masks is required at all times while indoors.  

For additional information relating to COVID-19 Employee Information and Resources, please go to:

Myisha Washington  
Interim Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity 

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