Coronavirus: Information, Resources, and Updates

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What you need to know:

The District COVID-19 vaccine mandate expired at the end of the 2022 calendar year. In its place, the NOCCCD Board of Trustees, at its September 27, 2022, meeting, adopted a position of strongly recommending, rather than mandating, COVID-19 vaccines and strongly recommending boosters for all employees and students, effective January 1, 2023.

  • If you are sick or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, you should not attend classes
  • Masks are encouraged indoors but are not currently required. Instructors may ask students to wear masks when students are in close proximity to each other and/or if there are high illness rates in the class or on campus. Students also have the option to wear masks when they desire. 
  • If you test positive or have been exposed, please refer to this COVID page for what to do
  • Information about Free COVID tests is available in the accordions below
  • Please do not come to campus if you are ill. Communicate with all your instructors about your health challenges and ask about your options for make-up exams and assignments. 

Pandemic Note: There may be circumstances that could necessitate a temporary shift to remote, synchronous, instruction.  If this happens, your instructors may conduct class via Zoom. In this event, faculty will notify with announcement via Canvas and/or email with a link to a Zoom meeting room. It is a good idea to plan, in advance, how you will make this shift, if necessary. In this circumstance, you will want to attend class on a laptop computer, tablet, or your phone (with a camera and microphone). If you do not have this equipment, Cypress College has technology available for check-out if needed.  

External Resources


California Department of Public Health: Use an at-home test to test yourself and get results within minutes. At-home tests are available at most pharmacies, no prescription needed. Check with your local pharmacy or retail stores. Note that your local pharmacy may also provide on-site testing.

How to Get Tests:

Rapid tests are also available (while supplies last) on campus in the Health Center and in Gym 2, Room 210.

PCR testing is available Wednesdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Please contact Debbie Marriott-Simes for additional information.

The CDC provides additional information about testing.

If you have questions or concerns about testing or COVID notification, please email Debbie Marriott-Simes at