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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the SBCC Community

How SBCC is Responding

At a special Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees meeting held on August 5, 2021, the Board passed Resolution No. 1 - COVID-19 Immunization. The resolution requires “full” (as defined by the U.S. Center for Disease Control) COVID-19 vaccination by October 1, 2021; all students, employees, and members of the public should have their second shot of Pfizer or Moderna - or their first shot of Johnson & Johnson - vaccine by Sept. 17 in order to qualify for full vaccination by October 1. Immunization verification must be provided to SBCC as a condition of:

  • Entering an SBCC campus building
  • Attending an in-person SBCC class
  • Using a service located off-campus

This applies to all students, employees,  and members of the public unless they have obtained an approved exemption based on medical, disability, religious grounds, or a deferral based on pregnancy.

Santa Barbara City College is coordinating with our County Department of Public Health to provide ongoing information and guidance. SBCC has Pandemic protocols in our Emergency Operations Plan. A team at the College meets regularly to review, update and implement protocols to respond to any impacts relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  SBCC has issued a COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan which is available below:

We are continuing to monitor this evolving situation. This webpage has been set up to provide ongoing updates to our Campus Community. 

COVID-19 Dashboard

Last updated: September 27, 2021

Active cases*
Cases of school-based transmission
Total COVID-19 tests administered on-campus
Total Vaccinations
Total Cases (Fall 2021)

*Active cases are defined as positive test results within the last 10 days of both students and employees

COVID-19 Testing

Mondays and Wednesdays
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sports Pavilion balcony
*For more times and locations please contact a COVID-19 Coordinator 
**For free off campus testing please go to LHI Testing or dial 211

Santa Barbara County Data

SB County COVID Community Dashboard

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COVID Response Coordinator Team

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Face masks are required in public areas indoors. Face masks or physical distancing are required outdoors.

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