New Health-Screening Process Introduced for Spring In-person Students

January 22, 2021

Fullerton College will introduce new COVID-19 procedures for students taking in-person classes for the Spring 2021 semester beginning the first day of the term on January 25. Students will be required to take a health self-assessment, available on the Fullerton College Mobile app, and have their temperature taken before starting their class. This will be required each day they attend a class.

Students enrolled in an in-person class received this email with instructions, which contain the details below.

Health Screening Process

Step 1: Download the App

Each day students plan to attend an in-person class, they must complete a health self-assessment available on the college’s app or take a self-assessment in-person.

Step 2: Complete the Form
  • The Student Check-in form is available on the homepage of the app.
  • The form may only be submitted once a day on the app.
  • If you need to resubmit your answers, please proceed to a temperature check-in area. The self-assessment may be taken again in-person with a Fullerton College staff member.
Step 3: Have Your Temperature Taken
  • A general check-in area is located north of the Library at Stinger’s Cafe. See this PDF map for details.
  • Students taking classes in Physical Education and in the 700 or 900 buildings may proceed directly to their classes to have their temperatures taken there.
  • Students will be provided with a wristband showing they went through the check-in process. (Some classes such as welding will not need wristbands due to safety requirements. Off-site golf classes will also not require wristbands.)
Step 4: Head to Class
  • Show your wristband to your instructor and enjoy your class!

What to Expect

While on campus, social distancing must be practiced in combination with other everyday preventive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, and frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Come early: Give yourself extra time to go through the health-screening process so you are not late to class.
  • Parking: Parking permits are not required during the spring semester. Students may park in the Parking Structure on the corner of Lemon Street and Fullerton College Drive and in Parking Lot 7 at the corner of Berkeley and Chapman avenues. Students may also park in Parking Lot 4, which is west of Sherbeck Field, to access free Wi-Fi from their vehicles.
  • Face Coverings are Required: Masks are required at all times while on the Fullerton College campus. Students will also have access to masks and hand sanitizer in their classrooms. Hand sanitizer will also be available at the entrances of buildings. Please review the California Department of Public Health Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings
  • A Quiet Campus: Fullerton College remains mostly closed. Access to your classroom and access to restrooms in that building will be provided. The Library, tutoring, and all other student support programs are offering their services remotely through the spring semester. Computer labs are also not open, but if you need a computer you may request to loan a laptop. Public areas inside buildings and across the campus are mainly closed. More information about services available to students on the student resources page.
  • No Gatherings: Social distancing is required. The CDC website states that to practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Students are expected to minimize the amount of time by only being on campus during the time of their class period. The only exceptions are modified student support services such as free Wi-Fi in Parking Lot 4, Healthy Hornet Drive-Thru, and Library and Bookstore curbside services.
  • Food Services: Students are invited to sign up for free weekly groceries at the Healthy Hornet Drive-Thru. Otherwise, food services, including vending machines, will not be offered during the spring semester.
  • Bring Your Own Water: Drinking fountains and hydration stations have been turned off to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Safety Measures in Place

  • Cleaning Services: Our essential workers in the Maintenance and Operations department have utilized best practices regarding cleaning and disinfecting working and learning spaces on our campus for some time. It is the standard operating procedures of custodial staff to follow CDC and EPA guidelines, when they disinfect all bathrooms, all classrooms and highly trafficked areas on a nightly basis at the college.
  • Campus Safety: While the campus is predominantly closed to students and the public during COVID-19, campus safety officers are still available 24/7. On-campus emergencies should be reported to 714.992.7777.
  • Classroom Safety: Instructors will communicate directly with their students regarding social distancing and other safety measures for the classroom.