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.

PCR testing is available Wednesdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Please contact Marla McBride for additional information.

The CDC provides additional information about testing.

If you have questions or concerns about testing or COVID notification, please email Marla McBride, Director of Student Health Services, at