College of the Desert is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our community, especially during the public health situation related to the coronavirus pandemic.
We have created a set of safety requirements that all students must follow to ensure campus safety for all at College of the Desert. If you do not follow these requirements, you will be asked to leave campus.
The College recognizes the pandemic is a fluid situation. It is your responsibility to check this site frequently to ensure you are following all current requirements.
Stay home when ill. Individuals must stay home if they do not feel well or have tested positive for COVID-19. Notify your instructor immediately if you will not be on campus and file a report online.
As of May 31, 2022, face masks are no longer required. However, the Campus Safety Committee does recommend that masks be worn while in classrooms and inside any campus building, regardless of vaccination status.
If you still have specific questions, please email us at COVIDreporting@collegeofthedesert.edu.
You may also wish to view more COVID-related topics and other helpful resources by visiting the sites on our left navigation menu.
Do not come to campus if you feel ill or if you have tested to positive for COVID-19.
Wear a mask indoors in public places to minimize your exposure (strongly recommended).
Get tested, if you develop COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to an individual that is positive for COVID (3-5 days after last day of exposure).
Masks are strongly recommended to be worn indoors.
Wash or sanitize hands frequently.
Stay home and report all COVID-19 illness/positive test results to your instructor(s) immediately. Provide them with your contact information (Student ID, Course, Phone Number and Preferred Email).
Your instructor(s) will email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform them of your absence. A member of the COVID Reporting Team will follow-up with you over the phone with any potential next steps.
If you are exposed but do not have any symptoms, regardless of vaccination status:
Updated August 24, 2022