COVID-19 Testing

For Students & Employees: Self-administered testing is available on site at the main campus, downtown Health Sciences campus and Tehama campus.  Please log in to the Shasta Portal to make an appointment (via "Schedule COVID-19 Test") or contact Campus Safety at (530) 242-7910 or Shasta College Health and Wellness at (530) 242-7580.  Testing is available at no cost to students and employees.  

For Community Members: Please visit the www.ShastaReady.org website for a listing of local testing locations.  If you're unable to access the website, you can also call (530) 225-5591.

Stay Home and Get Tested If You're Sick 

One of the best ways to help in our efforts to keep everyone safe is to self-monitor and stay home if you’re feeling sick or experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, even if you’ve been vaccinated.  Accommodations will be made to reduce your risk of exposure to others and still get tested on campus.

Some common symptoms of COVID-19 may include: 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 Vaccines

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) affirm that all COVID-19 vaccines currently available in California are safe and effective at preventing severe illness from COVID-19.  Californians ages 12+ are now eligible for vaccination.  To get vaccinated, call (833) 422-4255 or visit myturn.ca.gov.  

Want to learn more?  Additional information is available at:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Get-the-Facts-on-Vaccines.aspx

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/your-vaccination.html

Face Coverings & Physical Distancing Requirements

Face coverings provide protection against the spread of diseases.  To protect the health and well-being of our campus community, Shasta College follows public health guidelines:       

  • All student and visitors on campus are required to wear face coverings regardless of vaccination status.  
  • All staff and faculty must wear face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status.
    • All unvaccinated staff and faculty are required to be tested weekly
  • Exemptions from wearing a mask:
    • Students seeking exemption from the mask requirements may contact Health and Wellness or call 530-242-7580 for an evaluation.  
    • Employees seeking exemption from the mask requirements may contact their supervisor or Human Resources at awestlund@shastacollege.edu.
  • Physical distancing is no longer required indoors or outdoors.  

Individuals are encouraged to wear masks and to keep space between themselves and others if possible to reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status. 

Shasta College continues to monitor federal, state, and local guidelines, and campus policies will be adjusted as updated information is released.  

Reporting COVID-19 Cases and Concerns

Notify Campus Safety - Anyone who is sick with COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, is asked to contact their supervisor or Campus Safety by emailing eoc@shastacollege.edu or calling (530) 242-7910.

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 directly.

Shasta College's Fall classes began on Monday, August 16th

All college locations are open and students and visitors can come to campus for assistance.  Student Services such as Counseling, Financial Aid, Tutoring, Library Services, and Food Services are now available to students both in-person and online. 

The fall schedule will include a mix of in person, hybrid (combination online and in-person), and online classes.  Students are encouraged to check the Fall Schedule for the complete list course offerings.

Campus Safety Plans

Procedures, protocols, and guidelines to promote the health and safety of the members of the campus community as well as a response plan in the event of a suspected COVID-19 case on any Shasta College campus.

Resources

We're making every effort to provide the tools and resources needed by our students as they pursue their studies. We're available to work through any questions you may have. Please refer to the following for assistance.

Federal COVID Student Emergency Grant Funds

The Federal Government has provided funding for students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF). These have come in different sets of legislations: CARES (HEERF I), CRRSAA (HEERF II), and APR (HEERF III).

Got questions? We're here to help.

You may contact the campus via phone by calling (530) 242-7910.