Vaccine Mandate. Action Required. Picture of a vaccine [blue version].

At their August 24, 2021 meeting, the North Orange County Community College District’s Board of Trustees approved a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all employees and students who attend classes on campus.

All NOCCCD students accessing District facilities for in-person classes and all District employees will need to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after receiving the full course of vaccines (i.e., the second vaccine dose for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or the first dose for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). To meet this deadline, the final vaccine dose must be received no later than October 17, 2021.

Regular testing will be required for unvaccinated individuals until proof of vaccination is provided. Testing will be at no cost to students and employees. Consistent with applicable law, exemptions will be granted for eligible documented medical conditions as well as religious beliefs. Following recommendations from the Orange County Public Health Department, the District will continue to require that everyone wear face coverings while indoors regardless of vaccination status. 

Details regarding sharing vaccination status, testing process, and medical exemptions will be soon shared.   

The best way to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated, schedule your vaccination as soon as possible. Here are a few options: 

Student FAQs: Vaccine Mandate

The following information was developed to answer the most frequently asked questions. Updates will be shared once additional information is available at: