COVID-19 VACCINATION AND MASKING POLICY
On June 8, 2022, the Board of Trustees suspended mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all Río Hondo College students and employees.
On September 14, 2022, the Board of Trustees suspended mandating indoor masking for all Río Hondo College students and employees, effective Saturday, October 1, 2022.
- Indoor masking – Highly recommended, not required.
- Outdoor masking – Highly recommended, not required.
COVID-19 ON CAMPUS TESTING FOR EMPLOYEES
Effective November 4, 2022, testing for employees will no longer be provided on campus. Visit the Los Angeles County website to find testing locations near you, including your local CVS: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
COVID-19 UPDATED ORDERS
March 31, 2023 saw the end of countywide COVID-19 emergency declarations, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has aligned county safety measures with federal and state COVID-19 guidance. Isolation and quarantine information can be found on the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) webpage. The Department of Industrial relations also has a helpful FAQ section. A summary of exclusion requirements for employees who test positive for COVID-19 and CDPH Guidance for close contacts is included below for your convenience.
Table 1: Exclusion Requirements for Employees Who Test Positive for COVID-19
|Requirements apply to all employees, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms.
Table 2: CDPH Guidance for Close Contacts
|Asymptomatic Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (No Quarantine)
As a reminder, many times, with the best of intentions, employees report or return to work even though they feel ill. Employees who report to work ill will be sent home in accordance with LACDPH guidelines. If you, or someone in your household, exhibits COVID-19 related symptoms, please notify HR Coordinator Stephanie Juanillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Office of Human Resources immediately. Your health and safety are our priority.