Facial Covering and Daily Health Screening Required for Spring Semester

Tuesday, February 22 marks the start of onsite teaching, learning, and work for faculty, students, and staff. Palomar College has a continued focus on the health and safety of our students and employees.

The following is a summary of our health and safety requirements:

Facial Coverings are required indoors regardless of vaccination status until further notice.
The one exception is that fully vaccinated individuals working alone in their office may remove their facial covering.  This requirement is in alignment with other colleges and K-12 school districts in the region. 

Daily Health Questionnaire Required
All employees, students and visitors are required to answer the daily health questionnaire in Cleared4 prior to coming on-site to the main campus or education centers. Students and employees will use their personal Cleared4 link, visitors can use the QR code or link found here. Campus Monitor Check-In stations will be deployed on February 28, 2022; locations and operating hours can be viewed here. Students, employees, and visitors will be required to show their Cleared4 clearance to obtain a daily clearance bracelet.

Staying Healthy

  • If you do not feel well or have COVID like symptoms, you should stay home and complete the COVID- 19 Questionnaire.  Students should inform their instructors, and employees should inform their supervisor, if they are ill.
  • Employees and students can test at a COVID-19 PCR testing site at the main campus or education centers, upon return or after travel, as long as they are not experiencing symptoms.  Appointments are required and must be made using Cleared4.
  • Individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 90 days should not pursue a COVID-19 PCR test due to the high likelihood of a positive result, even though you are no longer symptomatic or contagious. However, students and employees are encouraged to take a COVID-19 antigen test, prior to returning to the campus or education centers.   If your antigen test result is positive, please upload the result to Cleared4. You can find the upload instructions here.  Palomar College will distribute free antigen tests to employees and students during the week of February 28.

Students who have questions can email vpstudentservices@palomar.edu, and employees should address their questions to their supervisor.   We are looking forward to a safe and healthy remainder of the Spring semester.  Stay well!