Special Rules for Coming to Campus

COVID-19 Vaccinations Required for Fall 2021: Click to Learn More

NEW: You must show vaccination proof before entering the Library or the Registration & Student Services (RSS) Building.

  • Vaccination cards will be checked.
  • Students with verified medical or religious exemptions must show proof of a negative result for a COVID-19 lab test administed in the previous 72 hours.)

If you are coming to campus for a class or any other purpose, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19You should submit proof of your final vaccination at least three days before you plan to register for any on-campus class this winter. You will not be able to register for on-campus classes until your vaccination record has been verified. (If you already submitted your vaccination records for fall, you don't need to submit again for winter.) In addition, you must:

  • Wear face masks PROPERLY while indoors – that means covering your mouth AND nose at all times. (Masks are also recommended for outdoor gatherings.)
  • Practice social distancing and follow any posted instructions

See details at deanza.edu/vax.

Rules for Spring and Summer 2021

The following rules apply to EVERYONE who comes on campus – including

  • Students in a limited number of classes that have been approved to operate on campus
  • Faculty members or other employees who have been authorized to use their offices on an occasional or recurring basis
  • Employees coming to campus for an approved one-time purpose

Every time you come to campus, you must do the following:

  • Wear a mask at all times. (This requirement will remain in effect until Santa Clara County health authorities advise otherwise.)
  • Maintain social distancing – keep at least six feet away from other people
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Check in with Optimum HQ before each time you come to campus – see below for more information about this 

Here are some additional things to keep in mind:

  • Campus Center dining services are closed and food is not available for sale on campus
  • Water fountains and water bottle filling stations will not be available
  • Some restrooms may be closed. (Please don’t use restrooms that are marked “Closed” or “Do not use.”) 
  • All trash should be placed in outdoor receptacles only, as indoor wastebaskets are not being emptied
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be available in every classroom, and should be used every time you enter a room
  • Some buildings may not be heated or cooled to normal comfort levels
  • Police response to calls for service may be slower than in more typical times
  • Students can park without a permit for spring quarter. Please park in the lot closest to your class.


More Information for Students and Employees

Click these buttons for more information about using Optimum HQ and other required procedures for coming to campus, including the online form for employees requesting to use their office on an occasional basis.

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