Campus Expectations & Mitigation Efforts

Yes.  In accordance with guidance from the CDC, state and local agencies, Shasta College requires all persons to wear masks, regardless of vaccine status, in all shared indoor campus environments (e.g., classrooms, hallways, offices, etc.), except when in a private office, residence hall room, or when eating or drinking.  

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.

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Vaccines are not required.  All unvaccinated staff and faculty are required to be tested weekly.  All unvaccinated students are encouraged to be tested weekly.

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Physical distancing is no longer required indoors or outdoors.  Individuals are encouraged to keep space between themselves and others if possible to reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status.

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Shasta College continues to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health, and other state and local public health agencies to monitor developments regarding the spread of COVID-19.  

In accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines, several measures have been put into place to protect the health and safety of the campus community, including: 

  • All student and visitors on campus are required to wear a 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.
  • Maximizing the quantity of outside air provided in buildings. 
  • Installing hand sanitation stations across campus facilities. 
  • Cleaning all District facilities in accordance with the CDC guidelines with a focus on contact surfaces.
    • In the event of an exposure, all contaminated areas will be thoroughly cleaned with an Electrostatic Sprayer using a hospital grade disinfectant. 
  • Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to all employees.  
  • Providing on-site self-administered COVID-19 tests for students and employees.
  • Encouraging employees to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Providing information and resources about strategies to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 to the campus community.

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Please go to the Campus Safety webpage to sign up for RAVE Alerts if you have not already done so.

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Academics & Student Services

The Fall 2021 course schedule includes a mix of in-person, hybrid (combination online and in-person), and online classes.  Expanded in-person offerings will include Career Education (CE) classes such as Welding, Heavy Equipment, Advanced Manufacturing, Logging, Diesel, Automotive, Nursing, and Fire Technology, as well as Agriculture and Farm courses.  Other classes and labs that benefit from more hands-on instruction are also being offered in-person.  Please refer to the Fall Schedule for the complete listing of options for course offerings.

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The district’s current plan is to have a minimum of 50% of the classes for Spring 2022 be in-person and the rest of the classes will be offered in either hybrid or online format. Please consult the Spring 2022 Course Schedule in MyShasta in the Shasta College Portal to see which classes are offered as in-person, hybrid (combination online and in-person), and online classes.  

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Yes!  Student Services such as Counseling, Financial Aid, Tutoring, Library Services, and Food Services are now available to students both in person and online.

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From the Shasta College homepage, click on the link for the Shasta Portal to access Canvas. There are a number of tutorials and helpful FAQs that you can also access at the Online Learning webpage.

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Yes!  Tutoring Services are available in-person at the 700 building on the main Redding Campus, and online.  Instructions can be accessed via the Tutoring & Learning Centers webpage.

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Yes!  The Library is open to the public.  In addition, you can chat, call, or email with a librarian in the “Ask A Librarian” section on the Library webpage.

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The campus bookstore is open to the public.  Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website for the current hours and additional information. 

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No, you are following guidelines from numerous health experts and state/local Public Health Agencies.

For anyone who is ill and taking online classes, please work with your instructor if you’re going to miss a required on-screen synchronized interaction.

To encourage sick individuals to stay away from campus, faculty, and supervisors are encouraged to provide flexibility for students and staff, as well as minimize any penalties for absence due to sickness.  If you have concerns about the faculty member’s approach, contact the Dean or the division office for support.

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Campus Life and Housing

Yes!  The Starbucks located in the Library (200 Building) on the main campus will be open to the public on August 12th with the Mobile Order and Pay application.  The hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Fridays.  Please visit the Shasta College Starbucks webpage for additional information.

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Yes! “The Grill” will open Monday August 16th and it will be serving its traditional fare and some extra favorites such as Shasta Bowls.  The hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  It will be closed on Fridays.  For more information, please visit the Shasta College Cafeteria webpage.

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Employees, visitors, and students will not be required to have a parking permit for the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester.  However, handicapped and loading zone violations will continue to be enforced.

Last Updated in October 2021

Yes, our athletic teams are planning on full practices and competitions for the fall season.  Shasta College will align with or exceed the recommendations of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Please contact your coach directly for more detailed information.

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Your supervisor will be contacting you directly to provide you with further information.

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Yes!  The Shasta College Early Childhood Education (ECE) center and lab school on the main Redding Campus and the Shasta Head Start program are open.

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Yes!  The Shasta College dorms will be opened at half capacity (one resident per room) for Fall 2021.  The dorms have been remodeled and upgrades to the Dorm’s wi-fi system will provide students with better access to online courses and resources.  For more information please visit the Dorms webpage.

Last Updated in September 2021

COVID-19 Exposure and Wellness

According to the CDC, getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death.  Unvaccinated people may choose to get vaccinated and should continue masking until they are fully vaccinated.  With the Delta variant, masking and vaccinations are more urgent than ever.  CDC has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people based on new evidence on the Delta variant.  Please contact your health care provider for specific, personal needs.

Please refer to public health departments or Center for Disease Control sites listed below for current information about COVID-19 and the vaccinations available:

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STAY HOME!  If you’re feeling sick or experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, even if you’ve been vaccinated, please stay home.

For Students & Employees: Self-administered testing is available on site at the main campus and downtown Health Sciences campus.  Please log in to the Shasta Portal  to make an appointment (via "Schedule COVID-19 Test") or contact Campus Safety (530-242-7910) or Shasta College Health and Wellness (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.

If you’re having serious medical issues or are having significant trouble breathing call 9-1-1. 

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.

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.

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Yes!  Health and Wellness services are available both in-person by appointment and online.  The Student Health and Wellness Services may be contacted by calling 530-242-7580 or go to Student Health and Wellness Services.  If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 directly.

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Times of uncertainty may cause increased levels of anxiety and stress. For 24/7 support, individuals can text COURAGE to 741741 or call 530-225-5252 to speak with a counselor.  You can also contact Student Health Services by calling 530-242-7582 or go to Student Health and Wellness Services.

Last Updated in September 2021