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On-Campus Procedures and Protocols

Being In Person - Winter 2022:

To best support PAU’s reopening efforts, and based on the latest guidance from Santa Clara County, below are the requirements for PAU students, staff, and faculty starting January 24, 2022

○ Note: the daily campus health screening is not currently a requirement for coming to campus.
○ PAU Employees (staff & faculty):
  • Employees are encouraged to work from home and only come to campus with prior approval from their division head.
  • All employees will be required to show proof that they have been fully vaccinated whether they work on campus or remotely. According to the CDC’s guidance, being fully vaccinated means, 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
  • Employees must upload an image of their vaccination card into the ADP system through the ADP Workforce Now website. Only the Human Resources staff will have access to this information.
  • Refer to the attached communications from Human Resources and from Provost Cameron for additional information.
  • Please contact hr@paloaltou.edu with any questions.
○ PAU Students:
  • Only those who plan to attend in-person educational opportunities (e.g., classes, research labs, meetings with professors, etc.) need to submit proof of vaccination.
  • Students can submit their proof of vaccination here.
  • The deadline for submission is January 20, 2022.
  • All students who come to campus should be prepared to provide one of the following upon request by any faculty or staff member: their CDC vaccine card (or a photo of it) or their digital covid-19 vaccine record.
  • Refer to the attached communication from Dean Shepard for additional information.
  • Please  contact studentaffairs@paloaltou.edu with any questions.

PAU MASK POLICY EFFECTIVE MARCH 3, 2022:

As of March 2, 2022, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department announced that all masking metrics have been met and therefore indoor masking will no longer be required in all indoor settings. This announcement is available here. Nevertheless, Public Health officials at the county and state levels continue to strongly recommend that the public continue to wear masks in all indoor public spaces as it has proven an effective prevention strategy.
 
● Indoor masks will be strongly recommended on the Calvin and Los Altos campuses.
● Masks will continue to be required in all classrooms for the remainder of the winter quarter. Students and faculty may remove their masks while speaking only.
● We will continue to monitor and follow the public health guidance and re-evaluate the classroom mask requirement prior to the spring quarter.
● Per state guidelines, masking is still required in health care settings, which includes the Gronowski Center.
● We still require anyone on a PAU campus to be up to date on their Covid-19 vaccinations.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information:

  • All employees: are required to show proof that they have been fully vaccinated whether they work on campus or remotely. According to the CDC’s guidance, being fully vaccinated means, 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
  • Students: Only those who plan to attend in-person educational opportunities (e.g., classes, research labs, meetings with professors, etc.) need to submit proof of vaccination.
  • For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations in Santa Clara County please visit www.sccfreevax.org.
  • Vaccinated individuals may obtain a digital copy of their vaccination record by visiting The State of California website: https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/
COVID-19 Testing:

The testing of PAU students, faculty and staff members, for COVID-19 will be deferred to County and State resources. You may find a COVID-19 testing location near you by visiting the website of your local health department. For Santa Clara County, visit: www.sccfreetest.org.

Positive COVID-19 Cases:

PAU requires that any student, faculty, or staff member, after testing positive for COVID-19 (and who has been on campus within 14 days prior to or after taking the test), report their positive test result to PAU’s Human Resources department as soon as possible via email to hr@paloaltou.edu. The name of the individual will be kept confidential. Individuals are not permitted to return to campus until they have met the CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation.

COVID-19 Reference Links

ISOLATION/QUARANTINE:

As of January 3, 2022, the County of Santa Clara has aligned its isolation and quarantine guidance with California Department of Public Health’s guidelines. See CDPH guidelines for more information or visit the Santa Clara County’s website for Home Isolation and Quarantine Guidance.

TRAVEL:

CDC Travel Guidance

TESTING/VACCINATION:
GENERAL: