Return Information for Employee

The District has completed its phased in approach for a full return to campus. Instructional, student, and operational services are available to support employees. This page will provide you with the most up-to-date information as you transition back to on-site work locations.

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The San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees has suspended the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement policy (BP 2.90)   and no longer requires COVID-19 vaccination documentation or medical/religious exemptions for any individuals wishing to access district facilities.  Employees may access district facilities regardless of vaccination status. 

SMCCCD recommends staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, regardless of risk factors. CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was:

  • Their final primary series dose, or
  • An original (monovalent) booster

People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster. To schedule an appointment, visit .

For additional information, visit

Some employees may have circumstances that will prevent them from returning to on-site work immediately.

  1. For those employees who have a medical-related issue, contact the District Human Resources Office by completing a request form here to begin an interactive process
  2. For non-medical accommodation requests, employees should first speak with their supervisors to discuss their circumstances and requests. Guidance will be provided to managers next week to assist in processing these requests.

The Board of Trustees modified the District’s face masking requirement, utilizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID Community Level coding system. 

The updated masking requirements, as outlined below, are effective until further notice, and apply to all students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. 

CDC COVID Community Level 

SMCCCD Face Masking Requirement 

Additional CDC Guidance 


Face mask is recommended, but not required 



Face mask is required while indoors in any District facility 


Face mask is required while indoors in any District facility 

*At levels where masking is required, the exemption of not wearing a mask while actively eating or drinking still applies. 

To track the San Mateo County’s COVID Community Level, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. 


**Face covering   means a surgical mask, a medical procedure mask, a respirator worn voluntarily, or a tightly woven fabric or non-woven material of at least two layers. A face covering has no visible holes or openings and must cover the nose and mouth. A face covering does not include a scarf, ski mask, balaclava, bandana, turtleneck, collar, or single layer of fabric. Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit are recommended.

Surgical and N95 masks masks are located throughout all occupied buildings.

Face Covering Sign  

Employees are required to self-assess for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entering any district building.  

Signs are posted at each building entrance to prompt individuals for self-assessment of the following symptoms:  fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat, abdominal pain/diarrhea, or new loss of taste or smell. 

If an individual self-assesses any symptom(s), they cannot enter the building and must leave campus grounds immediately. Follow reporting procedures as outlined by the SMCCCD COVID Written Prevention Plan for further guidance. 

COVID Symptoms Self-Assessment Sign  

If you are experiencing symptoms, tested positive, or had an exposure, please following these guidelines:

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:

COVID-19 Symptomatic Chart

If you test positive for COVID-19:

If you think you may have been exposed to someone who tested positive:

COVID-19 Exposure Chart

Employees may request the following equipment and supplies:

  • N-95 respirator and/or face shield for voluntary use to wear while on site
    • Request through your supervisor or your Division Office.
  • Face coverings (surgical masks) located in key campus areas restock
    • Request through your supervisor or your Division Office. 
  • Hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, paper towels
    • Request through your supervisor or your Division Office.

See the SMCCCD Program Prevention Plan regarding Face Coverings & Personal Protective Equipment and Sanitization & Hygiene for more detailed information.

The following Sanitization and Hygiene strategies are identified to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The CDC has determined that COVID-19 is predominantly transmitted via aerosolized droplets from person to person. However, effective cleaning and disinfecting may contribute to the slowing of COVID-19 virus transmission.

Facilities Custodians clean and disinfect at least once daily:

  • High use community spaces: in-use classrooms, break rooms, work rooms, conference rooms, etc.
  • High touch points: handrails, door handles, elevator buttons, etc.
  • Restrooms

All campus community members are expected to participate in:

  • Effective hand hygiene by washing and sanitizing hands frequently
  • Sanitizing the furniture, fixtures, and equipment they touch and use

The District Facilities Team continues to assess and address any safety issues (indoors and outdoors) on campuses and the District office. The District facilities are clean and meet Cal/OSHA requirements. Appropriate ventilation/filtration and sanitation protocols are in place (or alternatives have been identified) for buildings to ensure compliant working conditions.

See the SMCCCD Program Prevention Plan regarding COVID-19 Workplace Safety Assessment considerations.

Ventilation Resources:

All campus activities and events are resumed through normal operations. 

  • All employees and students may engage in in-person campus activities.
  • The public and visitors may also engage in in-person campus activities if they comply with district safety guidelines and other policies. Vaccination verification will not be requested.
Employees who need to have technology reconnected in their workspace should submit an IT Help Desk ticket as soon as possible at this link. Employees who borrowed equipment (i.e. chairs, monitors, etc.) and supplies from their workspaces should bring those items to their workspaces, including peripheral cables, dongles etc. Any equipment that was damaged during home use should be reported to ITS or your supervisor as soon as possible.