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Student Senate for California Community Colleges
COVID-19 Event Policy

SSCCC is committed to protecting persons attending organization’s meetings and events including directors, staff, guests, vendors, and other support personnel such as security guards, AV technicians, food service workers and the like (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Attendees.” As such, the following COVID-19 restrictions shall apply to events.

General Policies. All event Attendees shall follow federal, state, and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 such as but not limited to:

  • Do not come to an event if you are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 7 days.
  • Do not come to an event if you have been advised to quarantine or isolate by a health care provider or a public health official.
  • If you develop signs and symptoms of illness while at the event, please leave and seek medical assistance as appropriate.
  • Maintain and follow physical distancing directives.
  • Always wear a face covering when in public spaces except when actively eating or drinking.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Hand sanitizer and extra face coverings will be made available for attendees at events.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

Refusal or failure to comply with any of these guidelines shall constitute grounds for removal of the Attendee from the event without refund.

Vaccination. All event Attendees shall sign a form attesting that the Attendee has received a full FDA approved vaccination for the COVID-19 virus including a booster.

Refusal. The following procedure shall apply to any Attendee who fails or refuses to provide proof of vaccination:

  • The Attendee must provide a written explanation for exemption from the requirement based on a bona fide good faith reason, including medical, religious, or other specified exemptions. Said written explanation shall be accepted or rejected in the reasonable discretion of a designated representative of SSCCC.
  • If the Attendee fails to provide a valid explanation or said explanation is rejected, entrance to the event shall be denied.
  • The designated representative of SSCCC shall not inquire into the medical history or diagnosis of the Attendee, but may verify with the Attendee that the requested exemption is based on advice given by a physician or similar licensed medical practitioner within a reasonable period of time prior to the event.

No Retaliation. SSCCC prohibits retaliation for reporting perceived violations of this policy or cooperating in any way. If you believe someone has violated this no-retaliation policy, you should bring the matter to the immediate attention of the Board of Directors or Executive Director.
 

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