Coronavirus Information

VACCINATION FAQs

How do I demonstrate proof of vaccination and how will these records be kept? You will be asked to upload your vaccination card into the attestation form.

How can I get a vaccine and booster? Will LCAD offer these? Who pays for these? LCAD does not provide vaccines. However, they are widely available for free at pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics. For information on where to get a vaccine, go to: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/. We encourage you to get a vaccination in your local area.

What if I can’t get the vaccine and/or booster (if eligible) in time for the start of the semester? You are not permitted on campus to attend classes until you receive at least the first dose of the vaccine and/or booster (if eligible).

How can I get an accommodation? You will be asked to complete an accommodation request form. If you are seeking a medical accommodation, you will be required to have your medical provider complete an accommodation form. If you are seeking a religious exemption, you will be asked to write a personal statement describing your sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances preventing you from getting the vaccination.

What is expected if I get an approved accommodation? Students with an approved accommodation may come to campus if they wear an N95 or KN95 mask at all times and complete weekly COVID-19 testing and provide the results. On a case-by-case basis, students may be able to attend online courses or Zoom into onsite courses when possible. However, this will be very limited and regulations prohibit remote instruction for international students.

What if I do not have a medical or religious accommodation but choose not to get the vaccine or booster for personal reasons? The vaccine and booster (if eligible) are mandatory to come to any LCAD campuses. If you do not have an accommodation, you cannot come to campus for any reason and may need to take a leave of absence. You may be able to revise your schedule to attend online courses. However, not all courses are available online which may impact your ability to complete your program at LCAD. We encourage you to speak with your advisor prior to making changes in your schedule.

What if I get an accommodation and my courses are only available onsite? You can come to campus if you wear an N95 or KN95 mask at all times and complete weekly COVID-19 testing. If remote classes are not possible for you, you may need to take a leave of absence which will impact your ability to complete your program at LCAD. We encourage you to speak with your advisor prior to making changes in your schedule.

Does this policy apply to graduate students? Yes, this policy applies to all LCAD students, faculty, and staff who are coming to campus.

If I receive an accommodation, where will I need to go for weekly COVID testing and who will pay for this? The College will pay for local weekly testing. Details will be provided with your exemption approval. Documentation of a negative test will be required weekly to come on campus.

What if I am pregnant? Please consult with your primary care provider on when you can get the vaccine and booster (if eligible).

What if I already had the COVID-19 virus? If you have already had the COVID-19 virus, please consult with your primary care provider on when you can get the vaccine and booster (if eligible).

I am immunocompromised and am worried about coming to campus, what should I do? LCAD complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the ADAAA, and state and local regulations regarding students and applicants with disabilities. Pursuant to these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall unlawfully be denied access to or participation in any services, programs, or activities of LCAD. In carrying out this policy, the College recognizes that disabilities include mobility, sensory, health, psychological, and learning disabilities, and will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent that it is readily achievable to do so. During the COVID-19 pandemic, high risk individuals are also eligible for accommodations. The College is unable, however, to make accommodations that are unduly burdensome or that fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity and cannot guarantee that all courses will be available online.

According to the CDC, individuals with certain conditions may have a higher risk for COVID-19 infection. Those conditions may include:

  • Older adults (aged 65 years and older)
  • People with HIV
  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Diabetes
  • Serious heart conditions
  • Chronic kidney disease being treated with dialysis
  • Severe obesity
  • Being immunocompromised

If you have concerns about returning to campus due to a medical condition that places you in a high-risk group or wish to seek ADA Reasonable Accommodations related to returning to campus for the fall 2021-2022 semester, please apply for accommodations by contacting our Disabilities Coordinator, Lisa Villanueva at: lvillanueva@lcad.edu

If I am coming from another country and do not have access to a vaccine yet, what should I do? You should arrange to get your first dose of the vaccine immediately upon coming into the country.

Are internationally approved vaccines accepted? Yes, if the vaccine is authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) it will be accepted.

What are the consequences for not complying with this policy? The COVID-19 vaccination policy is mandatory. Students who choose not to get the vaccine and/or booster (if eligible) and who do not receive an accommodation may not attend any on campus activities or in person classes. Failure to comply is considered a Code of Conduct violation and will be subject to disciplinary action.

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COVID TESTING at LCAD for STUDENTS, FACULTY, and STAFF

Free on-site COVID-19 PCR testing is now available. Representatives from DLS are on campus testing students, faculty, and staff every week at the following times and locations:
  • Mondays from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in front of the Senior Studios by the Administration Building
  • Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in front of the Senior Studios by the Administration Building

 

For any further questions, please contact:

Jennie Bui Nguyen - COVID Coordinator

Email: jbuinguyen@lcad.edu or COVID@lcad.edu

Office Phone Number: (949) 376-6000 ext. 260

Keeping the LCAD Community up to Date on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) The coronavirus is on many people's minds, and the countless sources of information, including mass media, social media and rumors, often lead to confusion, misunderstanding and stress. If you would like to seek out the latest news, detailed information and preventative measures regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we've provided a list of websites below that are updated and maintained by governmental organizations at various levels, ranging from local to global:

Government Websites with Detailed Coronavirus Information:

  1. City of Laguna Beach:  www.lagunabeachcity.net/coronavirus
  2. Orange County: http://www.ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/epidasmt/epi/dip/prevention/novel_coronavirus
  3. Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  4. World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

We will be updating this public-facing page as needed, and adding additional resources as the situation warrants. In the meantime, should you continue to have questions or concerns, we invite you return to check this site, as well as the sites listed above on a regular basis. COVID-19  


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