Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the SBCC Community
How SBCC is Responding
SBCC strongly encourages all employees and students to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Unvaccinated employees, students, faculty, or visitors will be subject to periodic testing and mandatory physical distancing.
The SBCC Board of Trustees has directed the Superintendent/President to develop policies and procedures regarding masks, physical distancing, and other requirements for those who elect not to be vaccinated.
The return to campus date for faculty and staff has been pushed back from June 15 to July 12, 2021. On July 12 we will begin the phase-in process that will continue through August 15. However, the campus will be open per the Governor's announcement for various activities/events on a volunteer basis beginning June 15.
Santa Barbara City College is coordinating with our County Department of Public Health to provide ongoing information and guidance. SBCC has Pandemic protocols in our Emergency Operations Plan. A team at the College meets regularly to review, update and implement protocols to respond to any impacts relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). SBCC has issued a COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan which is available below:
We are continuing to monitor this evolving situation. This webpage has been set up to provide ongoing updates to our Campus Community. Please click below for the latest campus updates.
SBCC COVID-19 Information
Latest Campus Updates
Status of Campus Operations and Services
Do I have to self-screen to come on campus?
Yes - everyone must self screen via daily health questionnaire before coming to campus, each time they come to campus.
What about face masks?
Face masks are required indoors. Face masks or physical distancing are required outdoors.
Return to Campus
What About Vaccination?
Public Health Resources
Santa Barbara County Public Health has also launched an information hotline to answer questions the community may have about the Coronavirus.
The phone number is 805-681-4373.
Callers will reach a recorded message, and they have the option to listen in either English or Spanish.
The recorded message covers general information on the Coronavirus, including the current status of the outbreak, as well as symptoms to look out for.