COVID-19 Resources and Information

Cabrillo College Status

Cabrillo Removes Vaccination Requirement for Students, Faculty, and Staff for Spring Semester 2023 - Masks Are Still Required Indoors

To align with COVID-19 Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education and because it presents an inequitable barrier to entry for some Cabrillo students, while Cabrillo continues to strongly encourage vaccination against COVID-19 for all students, faculty, and staff, it will remove the vaccination mandate for students, faculty, and staff starting spring semester 2023. Information on current vaccine recommendations can be found at the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccines page.

Masks are still required to be worn indoors at all times unless in a private office alone with the door closed. Cabrillo's vaccination upload site will remain functional through the end of fall semester.

Conduct Symptom Checks Before Coming to Campus

Before coming to campus, students, employees and invited guests should familiarize themselves with general safety guidelines that prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes engaging in a regular health screening and assessment before coming to campus. You should stay home from work or school if you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours:

• fever or chills

• cough

• shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• fatigue

• muscle or body aches

• headache

• new loss of taste or smell

• sore throat

• congestion or runny nose

• nausea or vomiting

• diarrhea

COVID-19 POSITIVE TEST GENERAL PROTOCOL FLOW CHART for a quick guide on what to do when testing positive, when a household member tests positive, and what to expect if there is a minor outbreak on campus.

Please keep in mind that the flow chart is for general guidance, and all COVID-19 positive cases, exposures, and outbreak situations must be communicated with Student Health Services at (831) 479-6435 or healthservices@cabrillo.edu, and Krista Kaschalk, Manager, COVID-19 Response & Compliance at krkascha@cabrillo.edu, or by calling 831-477-3274 or 831-234-5804 so that full case investigation and contact tracing may be conducted.

Masks are Required to Be Worn Indoors on Campus

Masks are Still Required

While the State and County have lifted their mask mandates, like most schools, Cabrillo is requiring masks to be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor spaces on Cabrillo's Aptos Campus and Watsonville Center, throughout the fall semester and until further notice. If you forget yours, Cabrillo will have surgical masks on-hand for students.

If you develop symptoms or receive a positive COVID-19 test, please contact Student Health Services at (831) 479-6435 or healthservices@cabrillo.edu, and Krista Kaschalk, Manager, COVID-19 Response & Compliance at krkascha@cabrillo.edu or by calling 831-477-3274 or 831-234-5804.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Myths and Facts

Register for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing on the Inspire Diagnostics Cabrillo site, then receive services at any of the below Inspire Diagnostics locations

Please note that effective August 6, 2022 the Cabrillo College Aptos Inspire Diagnostics testing and vaccination site has moved from Parking Lot K to Parking Lot R.

Please use the super-easy online registration link below, download or take a photo of the QR Code, and show it at any of the locations below to get tested or to get your vaccination or booster.

https://inspirediagnostics.com/cabrillo-college/

Inspire Diagnostics Testing Hours & Locations:

CABRILLO COLLEGE PARKING LOT R (WALK UP)
6500 SOQUEL DR. APTOS, CA 95003
MON. TUES. THURS. AND FRI. 9AM -4PM

WEDNESDAY 9AM – 5PM
SATURDAY 9AM - 2PM

PVUSD OFFICE OF EDUCATION PARKING LOT (DRIVE THRU)
294 GREEN VALLEY RD. WATSONVILLE, CA 95076
MON. TUES. THURS. AND FRI. 9AM -4PM

WEDNESDAY 9AM – 5PM
SATURDAY 9AM - 2PM

SLV DISTRICT OFFICE (WALK UP)
325 MARION AVE. BEN LOMOND, CA 95005
MON., WED. AND FRI.
12PM-4PM

INSPIRE TESTING @ SALUD PARA LAGENTE (SIN CITA)
204 E. BEACH ST. WATSONVILLE, CA 95076
MON. - FRI. 9AM -4PM
SATURDAY 9AM -2PM

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION PARKING LOT (DRIVE THRU)
399 ENCINAL ST. SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
MON. TUES. THURS. AND FRI. 9AM -4PM
WEDNESDAY 9AM – 5PM
SATURDAY 9AM - 2PM

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Exposure and Positive Test Results

What must I do if I have been exposed to COVID-19?

If you were exposed to COVID-19 in one of your classes, you'll get an email from the College with specific instructions about what to do depending on whether you were a close-contact or indirect contact. If you have questions about receiving this notice, please contact Manager, COVID-19 Response & Compliance, Krista Kaschalk at krkascha@cabrillo.edu or 831-477-3274; 831-234-5804.

Close-Contact

If you shared the same indoor airspace with someone (e.g., home, clinic waiting room, airplane, etc.) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes) during an infected person's (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) infectious period- you are considered a Close-Contact.

Indirect-Contact

If you entered a space where a COVID-19 positive individual had been present in the past 24 hours, you may be considered an Indirect Contact.

What must I do if I am considered a Close-Contact to COVID-19?

  • Obtain testing within 3-5 days after your last exposure, with day zero being the most recent date of exposure.

  • If you have been infected with and recovered from COVID-19 within the prior 90 days, you do not need to be tested unless symptoms develop.

  • Wear an N95 mask, not a cloth mask, around others for a total of 10 days after exposure; continue to mask well after the 10 days have passed.

  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms twice daily for 14 days after exposure.

  • If you develop symptoms you should seek testing ASAP and self-isolate.

What must I do if I am considered an Indirect-Contact to COVID-19?

  • Obtain testing on day 5 after exposure or later, with day zero being the exposure date.

  • Wear a N95 or KN95 mask, or double-mask at all times while around others.

  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms twice daily for 14 days after exposure.

  • If you develop symptoms you should seek testing ASAP and then self-isolate.

What must I do if someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19?

If a household member has tested positive for COVID-19, please stay home for a minimum of 5 days while avoiding further contact as much as is doable for your given situation. The first day of minimizing exposure is Day Zero.

  • Get a PCR test on Day 5 of minimizing exposure.

  • A negative test result allows for you to return back to campus, but a mask is required (N95 or KN95 highly recommended) and you should get tested weekly.

  • A positive test result requires self-isolation and to immediately contact Student Health Services via email or by calling 479-6435 and Krista Kaschalk, Manager, COVID-19 Response & Compliance at krkascha@cabrillo.edu or by calling 831-477-3274 or 831-234-5804.

What must I do if I have tested positive for COVID-19?

A positive test result requires self-isolation and to immediately contact Student Health Services via email, or by calling 479-6435, AND immediately contacting Krista Kaschalk, Manager, COVID-19 Response & Compliance at krkascha@cabrillo.edu, or by calling 831-477-3274 or 831-234-5804.

Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for 10 days. The day symptoms began or the day of positive specimen collection, whichever came first, is day zero. Individuals may return to campus on day 11 provided they are symptom-free or nearly symptom-free; including not having a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. Student Health Services and Manager, COVID-19 Response and Compliance Krista Kaschalk will work individually with each case to help determine their earliest return date based on their unique situation.

*Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 must complete their 10-day isolation period. Retesting is not recommended and is not required to return to campus. A negative test result will not shorten the 10-day isolation period.

What is the Infectious Period for COVID-19?

For symptomatic infected persons, the infectious period begins 2 days before the infected person had any symptoms through day 10 after symptoms first appeared and 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and symptoms have improved, OR

For asymptomatic infected persons, the infectious period begins 2 days before the positive specimen collection date through day 10 after positive specimen collection date for their first positive COVID-19 test.

Here is the Positive Test General Protocol Flow Chart for a quick guide on what to do when testing positive, when a household member tests positive, and what to expect if there is a minor outbreak on campus.

Please keep in mind that the flow chart is for general guidance, and all COVID-19 positive cases, exposures, and outbreak situations must be communicated with Student Health Services at (831) 479-6435 or healthservices@cabrillo.edu, and Krista Kaschalk, Manager, COVID-19 Response & Compliance at krkascha@cabrillo.edu, or by calling 831-477-3274 or 831-234-5804 so that full case investigation and contact tracing may be conducted.

If you're feeling sick and have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (even if you think it's just allergies or a cold) please stay home until you can get a negative PCR test.

If you develop symptoms or receive a positive COVID-19 test, please contact Student Health Services at (831) 479-6435 or healthservices@cabrillo.edu, and Krista Kaschalk, Manager, COVID-19 Response & Compliance at krkascha@cabrillo.edu,or by calling 831-477-3274 or 831-234-5804.

We are here for you. We want you to succeed and we are looking forward to seeing you on campus!

Cabrillo College COVID-19 Protocols - Various Spaces

Cabrillo Facilities Mechanical Assessment Report

Cabrillo College Room Capacity Information

Student Health Services Vaccination Card Upload Instructions

Instrucciones Para Subir Su Tarjeta De Vacunas COVID-19 Al Portal De Servicios De Salud Para Estudiantes

We are here for you!

VACCINE CLINICS FOR CABRILLO COLLEGE STUDENTS & EMPLOYEES

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Myths and Facts

CA Notify- Free, easy to use, accessible, and privacy preserving exposure notification technology that can help stop the spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Information: English/Spanish

Local Testing and Vaccination Clinic Information (Updated Oct. 5, 2022)

Inspire Diagnostics COVID-19 Ongoing Vaccination Locations Flyer (English)

Inspire Diagnostics COVID-19 Ongoing Vaccination Locations Flyer (Spanish)

Inspire Diagnostics COVID-19 Testing Locations Santa Cruz County Flyer (English)

Inspire Diagnostics COVID-19 Testing Locations Santa Cruz County Flyer (Spanish)

Beach Flats Omicron Vaccine Clinic Flyer (Spanish)

Diversity Center Midtown Monkeypox & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic - Oct. 7 Flyer (English)

For Employees: N95 Respirator Training & Information

The District will provide an N95 Respirator mask to any employee who requests to use N95s while at work or on District business.

Prior to using the N95, the employee IS REQUIRED to watch the 6-minute training video through Keenan Safe Colleges -- see instructions linked below. Manufacturer instructions for the two N95 brands (3M Aura and BYD) the District is currently providing are linked below. If you are an employee and want to use an N95 while at work, please contact your immediate supervisor to request a supply of N95 masks.

Instructions for Accessing N95 Training in Keenan Safe Colleges

Manufacturer instructions for 3M Aura N95

Manufacturer instructions for the BYD N95

Other Resources:

OSHA Respirator Fit Testing Video

    Health Resources

    For the Fall 2020 Semester, Cabrillo Student Health Services will be open Tuesdays from 10am-11am and Thursdays from 12pm - 1pm beginning August 29, 2020. Student Health Services is providing virtual appointments. Vaccination, testing, and counseling services are available by appointment. Visit their website, call (831) 479-6435, or email them to schedule an appointment.

    Call ahead! If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) call your healthcare provider or Student Health Services for risk assessment and self-care advice. Ask about quarantine and isolation.

    If you have questions about Coronavirus/COVID-19, please call the Santa Cruz Public Health Call Center at (831) 454-4242 between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm, Monday-Friday. Outside of these hours please call United Way of Santa Cruz County at 211 or text "covid19" to 211211.

    SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline 24 hours at 1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746 (press 2 for Spanish)

    Visit the CDC for a self-checker and information on whether or not you should get tested.

    Face COVID: How to Respond Effectively to the Coronavirus Crisis