COVID-19 Sierra College Return to Campus

Planning a Safe Return to Our Campuses

Updated: June 9, 2022

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

For the summer session, beginning June 13, these are our most recent COVID-19 safety updates: 

  • Masks continue to be strongly encouraged in indoor settings, but are not required (CDC guidelines recommend surgical or N/KN-95 masks)
  • Scanning QR codes outside of buildings and classrooms, as well as the daily health screening in the Sierra College mobile app are no longer required
  • Please use the Symptom Check (on right) by asking yourself the three questions  

COVID-19 Testing on Rocklin Campus

Sierra College offers a COVID-19 testing center on the Rocklin campus (J Building - Fireside Room).

During the summer, the testing center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. This is a walk-in testing site (no appointments needed). The testing center will be closed on Monday, July 4.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms you should get tested at the COVID-19 testing center before reporting to your in-person classroom. Generally, results are available in approximately 30 minutes or less, depending on the number of individuals testing and the results are emailed directly to you. 

  • Students and staff at the Nevada County Campus can request at-home COVID-19 test kits. Please contact Cathy Callas at (530) 274-5317 to arrange for pick-up.

  • Students and staff at the Tahoe-Truckee campus can request at-home COVID-19 test kits. Please contact Mariana Jimenez at (530) 550-2225 to arrange for pick-up.

Symptom Check: Ask yourself these 3 questions

  1. Am I experiencing COVID related symptoms? If yes, please get a COVID test. 
  2. Have I been exposed (close contact) to a COVID positive case in the last 10 days?  If yes, please call our Nurse Triage Team (if a member of our Contact Tracing Team has not already reached out to you) at (916) 655-9340.
  3. Have I tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days? If yes, please stay home and call our Nurse Triage Team (if a member of our Contact Tracing Team has not already reached out to you) at (916) 655-9340.

COVID-19 Dashboard

We will be pausing the COVID Dashboard updates during the summer period. 


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 8,797,890 23.2 (cases per 100k)
Placer County 398,329 64,802 19.3 (cases per 100k)
Nevada County 102,241 16,410 15.5 (cases per 100k)

Last 7-Day data for May 9 - May 15, 2022.

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
May 10 - Aug. 19 COVID Dashboard updates will be paused during the summer period
May 3 - 9 9 0
Apr. 26 - 2 5 0
Apr. 19 - 25 6 0
Apr. 12 - 18 2 0
Apr. 5 - 11 0 0
Mar. 29 - April 4  0 0
Mar. 22 - 28 1 0
Mar. 15 - 21 1 0
Mar. 8 - 14 0 0
Mar. 1 - 7 4 0
Feb. 22 - 28 7 0
Feb. 15 - 21 4 0
Feb. 8 - 14 5 0
Feb. 1 - 7 22 0
Jan. 25 - 31 14 0
Jan. 18 - 24 20 0
Jan. 11 - 17 2 0
Jan. 3 - 10, 2022 (8-day period) 12 0-2*

*Due to a significant increase in cases at home, in the local community and on campus as well as coming from exposures during the Winter Break that presented during the first week after returning, it is impossible to conclusively determine if transmission occurred on campus during this period. It is however, certainly possible that between 0-2 cases were related to community transmission.
Dec. 18, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022 From December 18, 2021 through January 2, 2022, Sierra College Business Operations were closed
Dec. 14 - 17 0 0
Dec. 7 - 13 1 0
Nov. 30 - Dec. 6 1 0
Nov. 23 - 29 0 0
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, 2021 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.