COVID-19 Protocols

WVMCCD COVID-19 Encounter Reporting Protocol

If you are a student, faculty or staff member and you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, developed symptoms of COVID-19, or been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you must immediately utilize this secure web form to report your situation to the West Valley-Mission Community College District. Prompt reporting is not only a requirement, it allows the District to provide you with any available assistance, and it helps the District protect others from possible exposure as well.

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If you believe you have been exposed or have tested positive for COVID-19, we ask you to please contact Dr. Alfred Forrest at (408) 355-8582. To effectively track and monitor cases of COVID-19 within the district, we have developed the attached protocol for students and employees. Please help us in reporting any positive test results or instances of exposure to individuals that have tested positive. Dr. Forrest will continue to serve as the responsible party to collect reports, contact affected parties, investigate, and report to the Santa Clara County Health Department.

Thank you for supporting this important effort. Everyone’s health and well being are important to us.

Please note that the Social Distancing Protocol was updated on July 21, 2020 to align with new isolation and quarantine requirements.

Employees who test positive for COVID-19 are to stay home and isolate for 10 days from the date their symptoms began AND for 3 days with improvement in respiratory symptoms and no fever.

If they never had any COVID-19 symptoms, they should isolate for 10 days from the date their positive test was done. This is known as the “10/3 rule” and is a change from the earlier “14/7 rule,” which was referenced on page 6 of the original version of the Social Distancing Protocol.

Employers are required to follow the 10/3 rule starting on July 21, 2020.

Social Distancing Protocol

By order of the Santa Clara County Health Officer

Social Distancing Protocols are in effect within this campus. These measures include:

  1. Do not enter if you have a cough or a fever.
  2. Maintain a minimum of a six (6) foot distance between self and others.
  3. Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
  4. Do not shake another person’s hand.
  5. Refrain from any unnecessary physical contact with another.

This Order is in effect until 11:59 PM on May 3, 2020 unless extended, rescinded suspended, superseded or amended in writing by the County Health Officer.

Authority: California Health & Safety Code sections 101040, 101085 & 120175.

Last Updated 2/18/21