COVID-19 Information

COVID Reporting and Return Procedures

These procedures have been revised to align with recently updated guidance from the California Department of Public Health and Cal-OSHA.

COVID-19 Isolation Requirements For Students

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and/or test positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay Home and notify your Instructor.
  • Get extra sleep and stay hydrated.
  • Isolate for at least 5 days from date your symptoms started, or, if you didn't have symptoms, from the date you tested positive.
    • Isolation can end after Day 5 if:
      • Symptoms have resolved or are mild and improving; AND
      • You've been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
    • If symptoms are not improving, continue to isolate until symptoms improve. If symptoms persist after Day 10, contact your healthcare provider.
    • If symptoms are severe and/or if you are at high risk of serious disease contact your healthcare provider for available treatments.
    • If you meet requirements to end isolation before Day 10, you must wear a mask while indoors on campus until after Day 10. You may remove your mask sooner than Day 10 if you have two negative tests in a row, at least one day apart.
  • If symptoms recur or worsen after you have ended isolation, get tested again and if positive, restart isolation at Day 0.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Health Services Office at 559-494-3028 or Email:

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated guidelines, March 13, 2023. Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19 (

Covid-19 Isolation Requirements for Employees (Including Student Workers)

Employees must continue to report COVID-19 cases to Human Resources in accordance with SCCCD’s reporting procedures, please review the links below.

The links below will provide you with the proper procedures:  

Effective April 1, 2023

The COVID-19 test vending machines will be discontinued.  However, free self-administered, take-home COVID-19 test kits are available to employees at the following locations:

  • Fresno City College – Student Health Services Office
  • Clovis Community College – Student Health Services Office
  • Reedley College – Student Health Services Office
  • Madera Community College – Vice President of Administrative Services Office
  • District Office – 7thFloor Human Resources Office

We appreciate all you have done to help keep our campuses and communities safe and healthy.  

SCCCD suspending testing requirement for unvaccinated employees and students. 

Dear State Center Community,

For two-and-a-half years now, we have weathered the COVID pandemic together.  It hasn’t always been easy, but we have been flexible, adapted to the changes, and embraced the necessary measures we’ve taken as a District to keep our students and employees healthy and safe.  Thank you!

As I mentioned in my message to you last month, as conditions evolve, we will continue to adjust our protocols, guidelines, and resources as needed.  Recently, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that it is ending the COVID-19 policies that required weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated and under-vaccinated workers in high-risk workplaces and K-12 schools. 

Therefore, beginning Monday, October 3, 2022, I am suspending the State Center Community College District Vaccine Policy.  Thus, SCCCD will suspend the testing requirement for unvaccinated employees and students.

We appreciate your help as we continue to keep our campuses healthy and safe. We hope this new system will make the testing process more convenient for you.  According to the CDPH, “At present, 80% of Californians 12 years of age and older have completed their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines, and 48% have received their first booster dose" allowing Californians to return to a more normalized lifestyle.

We will continue to be vigilant and work with public health officials. We will stand ready to pause or reinstate a higher level of protective mitigation recommendations or requirements, if necessary, as health conditions evolve. 

Again, thank you all for your patience, collaboration, and diligence.  I am proud of the work we have done together to protect the health of each other, our families, and our students.


Dr. Carole Goldsmith

Updated September 29, 2022