COVID-19 Sierra College Return to Campus

Planning a Safe Return to Our Campuses

Updated: Nov. 29, 2021

We continue to phase in our return to campus, with a focus on a safe, coordinated process.

What you will find on this page: 

COVID-19 Mandatory Health Screening Return to Campus Feedback Form Watch Staying Safe at Sierra Video

Mandatory Screening and Protocols

Mandatory Health Screening

Visitors to any of our four Sierra College locations must participate in a mandatory health screening.

Instructions for Students, Faculty and Staff Instructions for Visitors and Vendors

If you do not have access to the App please fill in the Health Screening form and, 

If you are a student: 

  • not reporting a symptom, print the form and bring to campus to use as your pass.
  • reporting a symptom, email the completed form OR your symptoms and a contact number to: 
    reportcovid@sierracollege.edu

If you are an employee or faculty member:

Members of the public coming to campus events (such as athletic events, theatre or music performances, or events at the Natural History Museum) are not required to complete the web or paper health screening form.

Visitors who come to campus for reasons other than events open to the public will need to continue the current screening process and obtain a green pass using the visitor/vendor online health screening form.

Visitor/Vendor Online Health Screening Form

 

The protocols below are in place as of Monday, August 23, 2021. If federal, state or local guidance changes, they will be updated as needed. 

  • Students will complete the COVID-19 Health Screening Form on the Sierra College app before coming to campus. Students who receive a green health pass are permitted to come to campus. Students who receive a red pass must stay home and contact their instructor. Red passes will trigger a call from a Sierra College Contact Trace employee -  please work with this person so they can clear you to return to class or determine next steps for you to become eligible to return as soon as possible. 

  • Masks are required to be worn on campus indoors regardless of vaccination status. The mask must cover the nose to the chin. Cloth, surgical, or N-95 masks are acceptable; athletic neck gaiters, bandanas, or masks made of crochet material do not meet the face mask requirements. Masks will be available for anyone who arrives to campus without one.

  • If a student is not able to wear a mask for medical reasons, they must provide a Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) accommodation form to the instructor prior to entering the classroom. Students seeking an accommodation for mask wearing must first obtain medical documentation from their physician and then contact DSPS to discuss options for accommodation with a counselor. Students seeking accommodation are not allowed in the classroom without a mask while the process is being completed. 

  • Students may not congregate in building hallways before class. 

  • Students are to scan the QR code on the building and/or for their classroom with the Sierra College app. 

  • Before entering the classroom, students must show their green health pass.

  • No eating allowed in classrooms.

  • Students not following the outlined Safety Procedures will be asked to leave campus

Winstead (Building L) is open for in person connections and initial points of service starting Monday, August 9. We’re open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon).

In the Winstead Building, students can receive assistance with: Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, Counseling, Special Programs and Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS). We are using the Financial Aid windows in Winstead for all of these services, including an initial point of access, answering questions and resolving issues, connecting students to specific departments, and setting up follow up appointments and services. (Students will access A&R in Winstead, and the A Building will not be open for students as we begin our return.)

What to Expect

  • We have installed plexiglass barriers at the windows in Winstead, and we will have masks available for students as they enter the building. 

  • Students and visitors coming to Winstead will need to complete the Health Screening and be cleared through the Sierra mobile app.

  • Nevada County and Tahoe-Truckee Campuses are coordinating similar in person services to serve their students as needed.

  • We continue to utilize virtual chat services Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Kiosks will be available in Winstead for students with to access chat immediately, which will help cut down wait times for any lines.

  • Counseling appointments are currently virtual, with student access to computers on campus for appointments. We are coordinating with counselors to provide opportunities for in-person appointments and the continuation of online appointments.

  • Our Success Center and Career and Transfer Connections center will also be serving students, and our Support Specialists will be assisting students outside across the campus on the first days of class.

In addition to our in-person services, we will continue to serve and provide access to Student Services in our virtual environments during normal operational hours.

Athletics

Wolverine Athletics has multiple fall sports teams competing. Fans are welcome back for games at Sierra College. Schedules are available at https://athletics.sierracollege.edu

COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccines are highly effective against COVID-19 and as part of our safe and healthy return to campus, Sierra College supports vaccination for eligible students, faculty, and staff. To increase the safety of the community, Sierra College is providing an incentive of $200 to currently enrolled fall 2021 students who are fully vaccinated. Eligible students will be contacted beginning Nov. 1, 2021, via their Sierra College email with instructions on how to participate.

All currently enrolled fall 2021 Sierra College students are eligible to receive a $200 Visa gift card once fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The program runs from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.
All currently enrolled fall 2021 Sierra College students are eligible to receive a $200 Visa gift card once fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
If you've previously received an incentive to get vaccinated, you are still eligible to receive this $200 Visa gift card.
Virtual gift cards will be sent to your student email beginning November 30 (or once your verification process is complete).

COVID-19 Dashboard


COVID-19 Data: Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in California, and Placer and Nevada Counties

Location/Population Population Total COVID-19 Reported Cases Last 7-Day COVID-Cases*
State of California 39,512,223 4,801,843 10.0 (cases per 100k)
Placer County 398,329 38,240 10.2 (cases per 100k)
Nevada County 102,241 9,684 17.7 (cases per 100k)

Last 7-Day data for Nov. 22-28, 2021.

COVID-19 Data for California and Placer County is populated from California Health and Human Services Open Data Portal and population data is from US Census Bureau.


COVID-19 Data: Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Sierra College District

The Sierra College District includes Rocklin, Roseville, Tahoe-Truckee and Nevada County Campuses. Our figures show cumulative data since the start of the Fall 2021 semester (Aug. 23, 2021) since most of our campuses’ classes and services were offered remotely prior to this semester.

COVID-19 Reporting Dates Last 7-Day COVID-19 Cases (students, faculty and staff)1 Known Community Transmission2
Nov. 16 - 22 1 0
Nov. 9 - 15 4 0
Nov. 2 - 8 3 0
Oct. 26 - Nov. 1 1 0
Oct. 19 - 25 3 0
Oct. 12 - 18 4 0
Oct. 5 - 11 4 0
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4 4 0
Sept. 21 – 27 5 0
Sept. 14 - 20 2 0
Sept. 7 - 13 6 0
Aug. 31 – Sept. 6 5 0
Aug. 23 - 30 8 0

1 Cases are defined as a person (student/employee/other) with a confirmed positive case inside a building on a Sierra College campus.

2 Community transmission is captured as likely exposure date in this table and defined as a positive test following a notification or quarantine on a Sierra College campus.