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Categories: COVID-19EmployeeFacultyVaccine Requirement

 Adjunct faculty who teach only online and do not come onto campus are not required to submit proof of vaccination. If these individuals are required to come onto campus for any reason, however, they are required to abide by the SFCC vaccine requirement. These criteria do not apply to staff or non-adjunct faculty.

Categories: COVID-19EmployeeFacultyStudentVaccine Requirement

The SFCC FastPass/VaxPass are no longer valid forms of proof of vaccination. You must upload your proof of vaccination using the SFCC Health Screener App.

Categories: COVID-19EmployeeFacultyStudentVaccine Requirement
  • Required COVID-19 Testing
    Individuals who have a pending or approved Religious or Medical exemption from receiving the vaccine are required to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing.
  • Who does this apply to?
    SFCC students and employees who have a pending or approved Religious or Medical exemption or accommodation from the vaccine requirement are subject to regular COVID testing and must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test every seven calendar days.
  • What tests are accepted?
  • Only PCR or NAAT tests will be accepted.  Mail-order PCR saliva tests are acceptable. In-home or rapid antigen tests are not acceptable for meeting the testing requirement.
  • Where do I get tested?The Covid tests will be at the expense of the student or employee.  Please view this NMDOH testing and screening site for testing resources.
  • Where do I report my results?Employees and students must submit their test results to…(Needs to be Determined) as soon as they are received, but no later than Friday each week. Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test is due every seven (7) calendar days.
  • What if my test results are Positive?If you test positive, you should quarantine yourself, report your positive diagnosis using instructions available on SFCC’s contact tracing site.

Categories: COVID-19StudentVaccine Requirement

Currently, vaccinated students must always wear masks when indoors. This requirement is subject to change based on updated guidance from the New Mexico Department of Health and the CDC. Vaccinated students or employees are not required to be tested.

Categories: COVID-19StudentVaccine Requirement

In order to attend in-person classes at SFCC in the Spring Semester 2022, students must report their full or partial vaccination status or exemption by January 18.

Categories: COVID-19StudentVaccine Requirement

Students who do not comply with the vaccine requirement may be dropped from their classes and have a hold placed on their account which will prevent students from registering for future classes. Unvaccinated students may also have the option of enrolling in courses that are 100% online. 

Categories: COVID-19StudentVaccine Requirement

Students enrolled in online-only programs and not coming to campus for any reason are exempt from the vaccination requirement.

Categories: COVID-19StudentVaccine Requirement

Yes. Students, including international students, must receive a vaccine authorized by the Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization.

Categories: COVID-19StudentVaccine Requirement

Dual credit and secondary school students will adhere to their school district policies regarding vaccination and re-entry. However, SFCC will enforce its vaccine requirement for SFCC in-person classes for everyone.

Categories: COVID-19StudentVaccine Requirement

All students registering for Spring Semester past the deadline of January 18, 2022, must show proof of vaccination of at least their first shot or an exemption before attending in-person classes. Students who register for in-person classes must upload their vaccine status showing their first shot onto the SFCC Health Screen App prior to attending in-person classes.

Categories: COVID-19StudentVaccine Requirement

Only unvaccinated individuals with exemptions are allowed to access student support services and must follow all SFCC health and safety protocols while on campus.

Categories: COVID-19EmployeeFacultyFitness CenterStudentVaccine Requirement

All SFCC students and employees are required to be vaccinated to attend the FEC after the vaccine requirement has gone into effect. In addition, drop-in visitors to the FEC must provide proof of vaccination to FEC welcome staff when checking in.

Categories: COVID-19EmployeeFacultyVaccine Requirement

Yes. Because the Pfizer vaccine has been granted full FDA approval, the only permitted exemptions from the vaccine requirement after January 6, 2022 will be for health conditions or religious beliefs. Any unvaccinated faculty, staff, or tenant remaining unvaccinated is required to request an exemption, refer to “Exemption Requirements and Requests” on https://www.sfcc.edu/covid/vax-requirement/

Categories: COVID-19EmployeeFacultyStudentVaccine Requirement

Yes, all faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated, even if they have already had COVID-19.

Categories: EmployeeFacultyVaccine Requirement

Faculty and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated as soon as possible to avoid not meeting the vaccine requirement deadline. Faculty and staff who are not able to meet the vaccination deadline due to a recent COVID-19 diagnosis are required to get vaccinated as soon as they have met the appropriate window of time following their COVID-19 diagnosis.

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