Campus Ready: Info For Faculty & Staff

This page will be updated as new information is available. Please notw the last update was May 30, 2022.

Here’s What You Need to Know


Vaccine/Booster Requirements

All employees, whether remote or on campus, are required to either be vaccinated with a booster, or to obtain an approved exemption with twice-a-week testing.

Learn More  Submit Your Vaccine/Booster

Exemptions

To apply for a medical or religious exemption if you do not already have an approved exemption on file use the following link:

Booster Exemption Request Form for Employees

Vaccine Information

What happens if I don’t comply with the vaccination mandate?

If you have not submitted an exemption request or proof of full vaccination or partial vaccination and booster, you will be receiving the first of a series of letters from the College notifying you that progressive discipline is beginning. If you do not comply with the mandate, the end result could lead to termination of your employment. We encourage you to take the steps necessary to comply with the mandate. 

What if I received a warning letter in error?

If you believe you received a warning letter in error because you already submitted your proof of vaccination or applied for a medical or religious exemption or received an approval for a requested medical or religious exemption, please email COVID@deltacollege.edu. In your email, explain why you believe you received this letter in error.

Is it a violation of HIPAA if Delta asks students or employees if they have been vaccinated, tested positive or if they are symptomatic of COVID to support the vaccine mandate and campus safety?

No. It is not a violation of HIPAA or any federal or state discrimination laws to ask students and employees who are physically entering campus to verify that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not tested positive for COVID-19. 

We are also permitted to ask whether an employee has had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID­19 or who may have symptoms associated with the disease.  However, we are prohibited from asking whether an employee’s family members have COVID-19 or symptoms associated with COVID-19 under Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

It is not a violation of HIPAA or any federal or state discrimination laws to ask students and employees physically entering campus whether they have been vaccinated.  However, if they are not vaccinated, we should not ask them why they have not been vaccinated because that may require them to disclose their ADA protected disability if they have one. 


Testing and Reporting

COVID-19 testing is required twice a week for employees who are still in the process of getting vaccinated, or have applied for or been granted an exemption to the College’s vaccination mandate. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to test, but can utilize this service if desired.

  • Testing is available on-campus in Locke Lounge, M- Th, 9 am to 7pm. Learn More
  • Take Home test kits are available. Request An At Home Test Kit
  • All Delta employees must immediately report a COVID-19 diagnosis or possible exposure through our online COVID Self Report form. Self-Report Form
Should I be testing twice a week?

Yes, if: 

  • You have submitted only partial vaccination 
  • You have applied for an exemption and are waiting for a decision 
  • You have been granted an exemption 

If you fail to comply with twice-weekly COVID-19 testing mandate, you will be immediately placed on unpaid status and will remain on unpaid status throughout the termination process. 

When should I test?

If you have an approved employee exemption you can test on campus in the Locke Lounge Monday through Thursday. If you test at home, click here to request a test kit and to select your testing days. Please select two days that are not consecutive.

Where can I test on campus?

Locke Lounge 

  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Remember to please use the COVID testing available in Locke Lounge or your home test kits rather than getting tested by external third parties.  

How can I test at home?

Home test kits will be mailed to your home for proctored at-home testing twice a week.

For additional kits, go to https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/bccce60ab6064634abe9bc947e044adc. You will receive an email to confirm your place of work (remote or onsite) and mailing address.

I have other questions about testing. Where can I find answers?

Visit our COVID-19 testing page by clicking here.


What to Do if You’re Feeling Symptomatic

Employees who feel symptomatic should follow these procedures depending if you are on campus or off campus.

Feeling Symptomatic Flow Chart


Masks / Face Coverings

Masks are highly recommended but not required indoors. Masks are not required outdoors. Anyone who feels more comfortable wearing one is of course welcome to do so.

Please note: Due to an increased number of cases, masks are temporarily required inside the DeRicco Building until July 29. Thank you for helping keep our campus community safe.


Contact Tracing

Delta College conducts contact tracing through our partners at Healthcare IT Leaders. When positive cases are reported to the College, Healthcare IT Leaders will investigate and reach out to close contacts with further instructions. This system is comprehensive and will help keep our campus safe. Contact tracing badges are no longer required.

Learn More


Ask Questions / Speak with a Nurse

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or are unsure whether it's OK to come to campus, you can now call and speak with a nurse. You will then receive instructions by email. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with your name and phone number. You will receive a call back within 4 hours during the times at which the service is available. If in doubt, please stay home while you wait for guidance.

  • (209) 888-0480
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday