Coronavirus Information

COVID19 Vaccination + Booster Mandate Policy

COVID-19 VACCINE AND BOOSTER MANDATE

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose serious health risks to our community. Fortunately, there are now vaccinations readily available that have shown to be effective in protecting individuals from hospitalization and death caused by the COVID-19 virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for everyone 6 months of age and older.

We believe the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves, our families, and our community from this virus is to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines 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/.

Laguna College of Art + Design is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all members of our community. Guided by the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of California, and the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), and for the health and safety of the entire community, LCAD requires all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated and boostered against the COVID-19 virus. If you would like to request for a medical or religious accommodation, please contact COVID@lcad.edu.

REQUIRED COVID-19 TESTING FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

Employees who are not vaccinated, or not fully vaccinated and boostered (if eligible), and have been granted a medical or religious belief accommodation are required to undergo COVID-19 testing weekly. In addition to weekly testing, they are also required to wear a N95 or KN95 mask at all times when on campus. For more information, please contact COVID@lcad.edu.

SYMPTOM DECISION TREE

COVID TESTING at LCAD for STUDENTS, FACULTY, and STAFF

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:

Email: COVID@lcad.edu

Office Phone Number: (949) 376-6000

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.


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