Fremont, Calif., September 9, 2021—The Ohlone Community College District Board of Trustees voted to approve the passing of Board Policy 3507— COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate requiring all individuals who access on-site campus/district programs in person or who participate in district-operated or controlled off-site district/college services in person (including intercollegiate athletic competition and travel) comply with this policy.
Per BP 3507 students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless approved as exempt due to verified medical or religious reasons. Those who do not receive a COVID-19 vaccination may be subject to other safety measures. The vaccine requirement is effective on each campus on September 30, 2021.
“As we move through the COVID-19 virus and its variants, this policy and procedure continues working to ensure that the Ohlone College facilities are as safe as we can actively make them,” says Ohlone College Superintendent/President Dr. Eric Bishop. “The accompanying Administrative Procedure (AP) is currently in review in the college’s governance process and is expected to be endorsed within the next week.”
Employees will continue to receive information from Human Resources and students will receive communications from the Vice President of Student Services on the process for providing proof of vaccination and requesting exemptions.