Fall 2022 Health and Safety Guidance 

Palomar College continues to remain focused on the health and safety of all students and employees.  The College will continue to monitor COVID-19 related data, and if necessary, our health and safety guidance will be updated. 

Although not required to be onsite, vaccination remains the top preventative measure against COVID-19.  The College continues to recommend that all employees and students be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Vaccination events are held regularly, and the schedule is available on this webpage.   In addition, facial coverings are also no longer required indoors, however, they are highly recommended. 

District Wide COVID-19 Mitigation and Prevention Initiatives
Contact Your Instructor(s) If You Do Not Feel Well
If you are not feeling well, please do not come to class, contact your instructor, and follow the guidance in this flowchart.  If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the COVID- 19 Questionnaire.  A member of our student health services team will contact you.  The information you provide in the questionnaire is confidential.  The questionnaire provides necessary information to the College to provide guidance, and issue the required notifications should an exposure take place on District property.  If you have COVID-19 or other health related questions, please call Student Health Services at 760-891-7530.

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. 

  • You can find your link in your Palomar College Student email. You should see an email from no-reply@cleared4work.com.  This email contains your PERSONAL link.  DO NOT forward it to anyone else.
  • Upon first use, you will be required to register some of your personal information.
  • Thereafter, on a daily basis you will need to take the survey to update your health
  • On a weekly basis, you will be asked to complete the entire health screening

COVID-19 Antigen Test Kits are Available
Free COVID-19 antigen test kits are available at Student Health Services (HC building).  Please call 760-891-7530, before you pick up a test kit.

Campus Monitor Check-In stations are set up at each of our libraries by the front entry.
Students and visitors will be required to show their Cleared4 clearance to obtain a daily clearance bracelet, from the Campus Monitors, when visiting the libraries.  Employees may ask students to see their Cleared4 pass.

Increased Signage and Safety Measures
Signage is placed at entries and high traffic areas to notify all students, employees, and visitors of the recommendation to wear a facial covering indoors.  In addition, our facilities department has provided additional safety measures at all campus locations, these include: 

  • Hand sanitizer stations in high traffic areas at the main campus and education centers
  • Air scrubbers/purifiers in buildings which were identified as needing additional circulation
  • Frequent cleaning of high use and touch areas (bathrooms, handles, etc.).
  • Plexiglass/Protective barriers

Monkey Pox State of Emergency
On August 9, 2022, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors ratified a state of emergency due to the outbreak of Monkey Pox in the region.  To date, the College is not aware of any Monkey Pox cases impacting students or employees.  While the risk of contracting monkeypox for the public remains very low, it is important to be aware of the facts and primary preventative tactics found here on this factsheet.  If you think you have the monkeypox rash and want to get tested, or have any health concerns, please contact your healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 2-1-1 San Diego for information. 

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact vpstudentservices@palomar.edu.