COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Information
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. 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 and employees unless they have obtained an approved exemption based on medical, disability, religious grounds, or a deferral based on pregnancy. Members of the public (age 12 and up) will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result from within the prior 72 hours along with a photo ID in order to enter a campus building for any reason (including but not limited to: indoor SBCC Athletics events, indoor performances, indoor in-person meetings, etc.).
Current safety protocols remain in place for anyone entering SBCC campuses, including 1) face coverings required indoors for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals; 2) mandatory health questionnaire completed with a “cleared” status via SBCC's Healthy Roster system before entering campus buildings; and 3) social distancing recommended, regardless of vaccination status.