Covid protocol change: Asymptomatic unvaccinated students can return to campus without testing


Cass Stewart

SRJC is no longer requiring unvaccinated students, faculty and staff to test for COVID-19 before entering campus if they are asymptomatic, to coincide with Sonoma County Department of Health Services guidelines.

Fatima Zarco Gomez, Reporter

Santa Rosa Junior College faculty, staff and students who are unvaccinated are no longer required to test for COVID-19 to enter campus if they are asymptomatic, according to SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong. 

“This change is being made to align with guidelines from the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, the California Department of Public Health and the CDC,” Chong said. 

The new COVID-19 testing protocol will become effective Oct. 17, but vaccination requirements still stand for those who are not exempt by law. 

Rebecca Norwick, director of student health services said “Throughout the pandemic we have relied primarily upon the recommendations of health officials and will continue to do so.”

SRJC students and employees who choose to test for COVID-19 can still do so through Student Health Services.