For the fall semester, LBCC will require proof of vaccination or weekly COVID testing.
Long Beach City College has announced that for the Fall 2021 semester, all employees and students taking in-person classes will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be regularly tested for COVID-19.
LBCC's announcement came a day after the California State University system made a similar announcement; it will require all faculty, staff, and students who use campus facilities at any university location will be required to be immunized against the coronavirus.
The City of Long Beach and the state of California will require public employees and healthcare workers to be vaccinated or take weekly tests for the coronavirus.
Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent Jill Baker said LBUSD is not currently planning to conduct "COVID Survellance testing for staff or student," but Superintendent Baker stated that a potential vaccination or testing mandate is "under consideration."
What they're saying:
“This was not an easy decision to make but LBCC made it to do our best to keep our students, colleagues, our families, and friends as safe as possible during this pandemic,” said Long Beach Community College District Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz.