The San Diego Community College District – which includes San Diego City, Mesa, Miramar,
and Continuing Education colleges – will no longer require face coverings on district
property beginning December 19.
The SDCCD made the announcement on November 7, stating the decision was made only
after the issue was discussed extensively during the fall semester with SDCCD leadership,
the Board of Trustees, labor representatives, a COVID-19 Advisory Group, and other
“The health, safety, and welfare of our community will continue to remain our top
priority, and we are proud of the actions we have taken to date to protect our students,
faculty, and classified professional staff during this most devastating pandemic,”
said SDCCD Chancellor Carlos O. Cortez. “With the availability of improved vaccinations
and medications, along with a sharp decline in hospitalizations, conditions are allowing
us to drop the mask requirement at this time.”
Chancellor Cortez noted, however, that should conditions change, such as a significant
increase in the prevalence of COVID-19 in the region, the face covering requirement
may be reinstated. And though face coverings are no longer required, they will be
encouraged when a person is indoors or in close contact with others. The SDCCD will
continue to provide face coverings, including N-95 or KN-95 masks, at all campuses
and other district facilities.
Lifting the face covering requirement on December 19 will allow classes during the
SDCCD’s January intersession and the spring semester to proceed without any special
requirements. For more information on the spring semester, visit classes.sdccd.edu.
As one of the largest of California’s 73 community college districts, the San Diego
Community College District serves approximately 100,000 students annually through
three two-year colleges and the San Diego College of Continuing Education. San Diego
City College, San Diego Mesa College, and San Diego Miramar College, offer associate
degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for transfer
to four-year colleges and entry-level jobs. Mesa College also offers a bachelor’s
degree in Health Information Management. The San Diego College of Continuing Education
offers noncredit adult education at seven campuses throughout San Diego.
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