SMCCCD’s COVID-19 protocols and procedures align with the health and safety standards set by the San Mateo County Health Department. Staff and faculty should not establish additional standards beyond those prescribed by our COVID-19 Program Prevention Plan.



The health guidance for exposure self-assessment procedures and isolation directives have been modified as of January 31st. Key updates include:

  • If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive, follow self-assessment guidance for exposure. Reporting to the COVID-19 Health Officer is not necessary.
  • Isolation directed individuals can be released at 5 days if:
    • A negative antigen test is achieved and reported to COVID-19 Health Officer, and
    • Confirmation of resolved or improved symptom and no fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication
  • Isolation directed individuals are automatically released at 10 days when:
    • Completion of isolation timeframe is achieved, and
    • Symptoms have resolved or improved and no fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication
    • COVID-19 test not required

To help explain the impact of these changes on the District’s processes, the District’s COVID-19 Health Officer, Ray Hernandez, shares updates about the District’s Isolation/Exposure/Quarantine Decision Tree in this video. You can also read the latest changes by clicking here.

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