COVID-19 Announcement: 51 new cases

January 07, 2022

Fullerton College continues to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on the campus community by conducting contact tracing; implementing a vaccine mandate; directing students to submit a daily health assessment while on campus, and requiring masks to be worn indoors. Additionally, free testing is available Monday – Friday. Full details of COVID-19 safety are available on the Return to the Hive website.

Since the last COVID-19 announcement on Dec. 10 before pausing for the winter holiday break, Fullerton College contact tracing reports that 51 members of the campus community have tested positive for COVID-19. Since, Dec. 10, 31 students and 20 employees have tested positive. This uptick is on trend with the recent Omicron surge and prompted the college to direct all non-essential employees to work from home until January 18, 2022, while the impacts of the surge can be fully assessed. Read the interim chancellor’s memo for more information.

Fullerton College aims to release information about on-campus COVID-19 exposures on a weekly basis if an exposure occurred in the week prior. In the event anyone is directly impacted by an exposure or a potential exposure on campus, they will receive guidance from the college before and apart from the public announcements.

Resources and Information

Remote Student Services

Students may access college resources and services remotely through January 14.

Free Walk-in COVID-19 Testing

Walk-in PCR tests remain free and readily available for students and employees Monday – Friday in Building 1000, Room 1018. Symptomatic individuals may receive drive-thru testing in the small loading parking lot east of Building 200. Please call 949-375-2433 when you arrive. Testing is available:

  • Monday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*
  • Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.*
  • Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*
  • Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.*
    *Last hour of each day reserved for symptomatic drive-thru testing

Spring Registration and the Vaccine Mandate

The 2022 Spring Semester starts Monday, January 24. Approximately 2/3 of all courses will be taught online and 1/3 will be taught in-person. All students are eligible to enroll in online classes for the spring semester.

Students must be in compliance with the NOCCCD vaccine mandate to take classes in-person. Those who have approved exemptions must begin testing weekly for COVID-19 starting the week of January 24.

All students taking classes in-person or accessing services on-campus are required to check-in at a health check-in area where they are screened for COVID-19 symptoms.

Changes to Large Events in January

Due to the recent surge, the Humanities Building Ribbon Cutting on Jan. 28 will be postponed. A new date is TBD. Faculty, classified professionals, and managers will also be invited to view the 2022 Spring Convocation online on Jan. 21.


An Update from Dr. Gilbert Contreras


Fullerton College is committed to reporting transparent and accurate information regarding the ongoing amount of on-campus COVID-19 student cases and will share an updated total in the next announcement on Jan. 14, 2022.