COVID-19 Health & Safety
FAQs for Students
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Do I have to be vaccinated to take Foothill College or Sunnyvale Center classes?
You must be vaccinated to take face-to-face classes or use on-campus services at Foothill College or Sunnyvale Center.
Vaccination is not required if you are enrolled online only and do not use on-campus services. However, we strongly encourage all students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
I am taking online classes but want to use campus facilities like the library. Do I have to be vaccinated?
Do I have to wear a mask on campus if I am vaccinated?
All students, regardless of their vaccination status, who are taking in-person classes or accessing on-campus services are strongly encouraged to wear a mask indoors. Please refer to the Health and Safety Guidelines and Behavioral Expectations that all students will be expected to follow on campus.
How do I prove I have been vaccinated?
Please see our COVID-19 Return to Campus Protocol page for the process.
If someone has been vaccinated with a W.H.O. (World Health Approved Vaccine), do they need to be revaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J vaccine?
People who completed a COVID-19 vaccination series with a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) do not need additional doses with an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
People who completed or partially completed a COVID-19 vaccine series with a vaccine that is not authorized by either FDA or WHO may be offered an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series. The minimum interval between the last dose of a non-FDA-approved vaccine and an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine is 28 days.
I have been partially vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized for use in the U.S. but is on the list of approved vaccines. What should I do?
People who are partially vaccinated outside the U.S. with a COVID-19 vaccine brand not authorized in the U.S. should complete an FDA-authorized or licensed COVID-19 vaccine series.
The minimum interval between the last dose of a non-FDA authorized vaccine and an FDA-authorized or licensed COVID-19 vaccine is 28 days.
Currently, the CDC does not recommend mixing vaccines like other countries.
Unless there is a significant reason the person can not complete a series of 2 further doses, the person will be required to complete two doses of Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of J&J. The CDC recommends that all adults also receive a booster dose six months after their second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations or six months after their Johnson & Johnson vaccination.
Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
We’re glad you’d like to get vaccinated! Fully vaccinated students have fewer restrictions.
View more information on Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 vaccination program.
You can also search for vaccines through Find a Shot or Vaccine Spotter.
Vaccines are FREE. You don’t need an ID or a social security number, and you don’t need insurance!
If you're concerned about vaccines, please visit our Vaccine Education Series to watch some of our talks and receive more information.
Where can I get a COVID-19 test?
Health Services has tests available for students.
You can also schedule an appointment for free COVID-19 testing in Santa Clara County.
Where can I get a free mask if I don’t have one or if I forgot mine?
You can get a mask in the Campus Center Welcome Center (2016) or Student Health Services, (2126).
Will I be required to wear a mask on campus?
All students taking in-person classes or on campus are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when indoors. Masking may be required in some offices and classrooms. Outside masking is encouraged. Please refer to the Health and Safety Guidelines and Behavioral Expectations that all students will be expected to follow on campus.
If I am vaccinated, do I have to wear a mask?
All students taking in-person classes or on campus are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when indoors. Outside masking is encouraged.
Can I be removed from class or campus if I do not wear a mask?
All students taking in-person classes or on campus are strongly encouraged to asked to wear masks indoors. Outside masking is encouraged. Please refer to the Health and Safety Guidelines and Behavioral Expectations that all students will be expected to follow on campus. If an instructor asks you to mask in their classroom, you will be required to mask in that classroom.
Student Health Portal
How can I submit proof of vaccination?
Review the Student Health Portal Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to submit proof of vaccination.
Where can I access the Student Health Portal?
Review the Student Health Portal Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to access the student health portal.
After I upload proof of vaccination, when can I register for courses?
You can register 2-3 days after you have uploaded proof of vaccination.
I received an error message on the Student Health Portal; what can I do?
The error message is for students that have recently applied to the college. You must wait 48 hours for the system to activate your Student Health Portal account.
How do I verify my submission was approved?
Review the Student Health Portal Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to verify your COVID vaccination submission was approved.
How can I access student services?
All services are available in person and online.
What are the in-person hours for student services?
View office hours for student services for most current in-person hours and information.
Where do I go to talk to a person for general questions?
Visit the 8000 building (same building as Admissions/Records and Financial Aid). See map
Will counselors be available on campus?
Counseling services will happen in person and virtually this spring. Make an appointment
Will the library be open? Where can students study?
Yes, the library will be open. You can reserve access/use study areas, computers, and circulation/reserves. Social distancing and masking protocols will be in place. Individual study rooms and the mezzanine will remain closed to student access. See the library website for details.
Do I need to pay for parking?
No. Parking is free through December 31, 2022. You will not be ticketed as long as you are parked legally.
Is EOPS open?
EOPS participants will be able to check out laptops and be given supplies by appointment. Complete services will continue to be offered virtually. Visit the EOPS website for contact info.
I have a question about transferring and prerequisites; what should I do?
I want to change my class schedule, who can help me?
Foothill Mobile App
Did you know? You can use the Foothill App to report a positive COVID test to the COVID team.Go to MyPortal > Apps > All Users > Mobile App > Download Foothill College App
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