COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Suspended

On October 26, 2022, the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees suspended the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement (Board Policy 2.90), effective immediately. The District no longer requires COVID-19 vaccination documentation or medical/religious exemptions for any individual. Employees, students, and the broader community may now access district facilities and in-person services regardless of vaccination status. Please remove any COVID vaccination attestation or requirement messaging from email signatures, websites, and any other communication channels.

SMCCCD continues to recommend staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters regardless of risk factors. To schedule an appointment, visit For additional information, visit the Return to Campus site.

Mask Policy

Face Masks are Recommended but not Required (Updated: January 3, 2023)
San Mateo County’s current COVID Community Level is LOW, and face masks are now recommended but not required while in any SMCCCD facility. As the San Mateo County community level changes, information will be provided to students, employees, and visitors.

As a reminder, the updated masking requirements, as outlined below, are effective until further notice, and apply to all students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Masking requirement signage will be posted throughout all campuses.

cdc smccd covid community level chart

As the San Mateo County Community Level changes, updated information will be provided to students, employees, and visitors. SMCCCD continues to make face coverings (masks) available. Masks are located at various locations throughout all buildings. To track the San Mateo County’s COVID Community Level, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

To learn more about different types of effective masks, click here.