A Message from President Sanchez on January 20, 2022:

Oxnard College Student,

Thank you for your patience as we implemented primarily remote instruction for Spring 2022 due to the COVID-19 surge. We want to let you know that we will reinstate in-person instruction on February 14th. The health and safety of students are of the highest importance, so we will notify you immediately if there is a change to this date.   

  • Until February 14, most Spring semester classes will remain remote. Please continue to contact your instructor for specific information about your classes.   
  • Only vaccinated students and those with an approved exemption can be on-site.  All health and safety protocols currently in place will continue, including daily screening, wearing face masks, and twice-weekly testing for those with medical or religious exemptions. Detailed information is available at VCCCD COVID-19 Information 
  • To be cleared to come on campus the week of January 24, people who have an approved exemption are required to get two (2) tests this week, and the tests can be taken on consecutive days but not the same day. The PMH Labs testing stations on our campuses are open to serve you. If you need to get tested off-campus, please visit County Covid testing information for locations and appointments.  
  • If you test off-campus, please remember that test results must:  
    • Show that the test is PCR  
    • Include your first and last name 
    • Include your date of birth 
    • Include the test and report dates 
    • Include the test result 

Please access the many resources (Student Services) available to help navigate your semester. We are limiting the number of individuals on campus during this time. Please make an appointment to visit (online or in person) one of our offices on campus. 

If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please get tested. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines state the best protection against COVID-19 is to be vaccinated and get a booster. Ventura County vaccination information is available at Ventura County Recovers. You can schedule a vaccination appointment online at MyTurn.  

Luis P. Sanchez, JD, LLM 

President | Oxnard College

Attending more than one VCCCD college?

 

Notice: Fake Testing Sites

Beware of fake testing sites seeking personal information and money.

 Legitimate testing sites are run by the State, Ventura County Public Health, pharmacies, or licensed companies.

Visit http://www.vcrecovers.org/testing or https://covid19.ca.gov/get-tested/ for a list of valid testing sites.

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Tenga cuidado con los sitios de prueba falsos que buscan información personal y dinero.

Los sitios de prueba legítimos están a cargo del Estado, El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Ventura, farmacias, o empresas autorizadas.

Visite vcrecovers.org/testing o https://covid19.ca.gov/get-tested/ para obtener una lista de sitios de prueba válidos.

 

A Message from President Sanchez on January 5, 2022:

Oxnard College student,

As you may know, there has been a surge in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Ventura County during the last few weeks (Ventura County Recovers). Keeping in mind that the health and safety of our students and community are of the highest importance, and with an abundance of caution, the following changes are being implemented for the Spring 2022 semester:

  • Most Spring semester classes will be remote for a limited time. Instructors with classes planned to meet in person will be contacting their students. All students are encouraged to make contact with your faculty for specific information about your classes. Scheduled in-person class sessions will be reinstated following a reduction in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.

  • Only vaccinated students and those with an approved exemption can be on-site this semester. All health and safety protocols currently in place will continue, including daily screening, wearing face masks, and twice-weekly testing for those with medical or religious exemptions. Detailed information is available at VCCCD COVID-19 Information.

How can student services & resources be accessed?

Oxnard College offers a variety of resources to support your success (e.g., financial aid, admissions & records, counseling, student health center, etc.). Although students cannot enter OC’s Student Services Building through January 21, we are still offering services at the building’s walk-up windows, by phone and Zoom. We encourage you to make an appointment if you prefer in-person counseling sessions or meetings with other departments. We’re also offering extended office hours to support you. Learn more about how and when to access our student services offices. Our library will be closed to the public through January 21; however, you can make a library appointment to get assistance: Library | Oxnard College. 

Where is Covid testing available?  
There are several testing options here on campus and throughout Ventura County:

  1. Covid Clinic is available to the community for testing. It is located at Oxnard College’s parking lot H and by appointment Mon. – Fri. 9am - 5pm, and Sat. – Sun. 8am - 4pm.
  2. PMH Labs is open to OC students and employees from Mon., Wed. and Fri. 9am-1pm and Tue. and Thu. 1pm-4pm, and is located here on campus in the conference room on the back of the gym. 
  3. You can also schedule vaccination appointments at various off-campus, county-wide sites at MyTurn.

If you are experiencing covid-like symptoms or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines state the best protection against COVID-19 is to be vaccinated and get a booster. 

You must have a green or blue pass to be on campus.

blue pass on your MyVCCCD app means your vaccination card has been uploaded and verified - you are ready to visit a screening site on campus.

People who are not fully vaccinated must have a medical or religious exemption in order to receive a green pass that will allow them to come on campus. But you must have completed two PCR COVID tests during the prior week and submitted your two negative test results through the MyVCCCD app no later than noon each Sunday to be on campus. Wait until you are finished coming to campus for the week to upload your test results.There are no exemptions to testing.

For students and employees: If you are already fully vaccinated and have had your vaccination card verified through the MyVCCCD app, please continue to answer the app’s screening questions before coming to campus. All students and employees must complete the app’s regular screening questions before going to campus.

Please note that the District is not collecting booster information at this time.

If you have questions, please contact our Welcome Center during business hours at 805-678-5907, OCInfo@vcccd.edu, or live via Zoom.

Together, we can make your Spring semester as successful and safe as possible. 

Luis P. Sanchez, JD, LLM
President | Oxnard College

Attending more than one VCCCD college?

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