FAQs Related to COVID-19

revised 2/11/2022

Unvaccinated SMC Staff and Faculty must test for COVID-19 at least once per week.

Employees that work exclusively at a remote worksite may be exempt if they have no regular contact with community members and do not anticipate a need to be on-campus.

New (effective 2/11/22):
Report weekly COVID tests here

No. Students workers are classified as students and therefore bound by protocols for students, which are generally more stringent than those for Staff and Faculty anyways.

We expect that tests will be performed and reported weekly. There is no explicit deadline, but we will be periodically checking submissions for compliance.

The goal of this protocol is not punitive. That said, failure to comply is serious and endangers the safety of the entire campus community. Penalties for non-compliance can include unpaid leave and/or termination of employment.

Individuals are considered up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination (and therefore not required to submit weekly test results) if they meet the CDC standard. Currently this is 2 weeks after the final dose in the initial series. For more information: CDC - Stay Up to Date

No. SMC-HR highly recommends that employees obtain a booster as soon as they're eligible. A booster requirement may be considered by College officals at a future date.