NOCCCD COVID-19 GUIDELINES
Fullerton College is part of the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD). The district provides a cautious approach to safely transiting back to open campuses in phases. The district’s plans to return to campus and other sites follow local and state health recommendations and well as the NOCCCD COVID-19 Guidelines. For the most up-to-date information on the District’s Safe Reopening Guidelines, please click here.
MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING
Masks are required indoors at Fullerton College, and social distancing is recommended wherever possible. Due to the fact that Orange County is currently identified as an area with high transmission rates, all Fullerton College students and employees — whether vaccinated or unvaccinated —will be required to wear masks while indoors. Exceptions may be requested based on instructional needs. Faculty are advised to consult with their dean. Students may contact Disability Support Services to request an accommodation.
Fullerton College remains responsive to the evolving COVID-19 trends. If the need arises, these recommendations may change.
NOCCCD consolidated many resources for employees on this Employee Resources website.
PPE, Custodial and Facilities Support
- PPE – Employees may request cloth masks, surgical masks, and hand sanitizer from their immediate management supervisor (IMS). Part-time and full-time faculty may contact their division offices for PPE supplies.
- Service Requests – Custodial service and facilities service requests may be made through the Service Request System.
Hybrid Meeting Accommodations
Fullerton College has numerous meeting spaces that can accommodate video conferencing. Employees and student organizations may reserve college facilities through the Master Calendar system for free if they are used for college activities. Video conference rooms provide an HD camera, audio conferencing an 84” Interactive TouchPanel, wireless keyboard, and mouse. These rooms can accommodate meetings that require Zoom, Microsoft Teams…or any video chat on the Windows platform:
227 (available now)
229 (available now)
In process to order equipment, will be available soon.
Distance Education Resources
The Distance Education Department handles Canvas administration and supports faculty and all educational professionals on campus with resources, online and face-to-face workshops, and one-on-one help.
For immediate help with Canvas, call 844-600-4948 or use the chat feature located under Support in the Canvas global menu.
The Fullerton College Distance Education Handbook has been developed based on the recommendations of the Distance Education Advisory Committee. The goals of the handbook are to:
- Articulate the mission and goals of the Distance Education program, especially as they pertain to the Fullerton College Educational Master Plan.
- Provide technical and pedagogical support and resources for faculty teaching online and hybrid courses.
- Furnish information about training and mentoring for online and hybrid course delivery methods.
- Inform faculty about the mandatory policies and procedures (Title IV, V, Ed. Code, ADA, etc.) that relate to Distance Education courses.
- Define best practices in Distance Education and how those should be incorporated into course design and delivery.
- Offer comprehensive resources for ongoing faculty development
Sodexo Food Services has resumed offering limited food and beverages for purchase for employees. The following items are available in the Campus Dining Room, daily from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.:
- Hot meals (same meals offered to students during the campus closure)
Sodexo Food Services (Campus Dining) is located on the first floor of the 200 Building and can be reached at 714-732-5784.
Fullerton College has dedicated staff to confidentially conduct contact tracing if an exposure occurs on the college campus. In the event anyone is directly impacted by an exposure or a potential exposure on campus, they will receive guidance from the college before and apart from the public announcements.
Fullerton College releases information about on-campus COVID exposures on a weekly basis if an exposure occurred in the week prior. That information is emailed to the campus community and shared on the
Any employee who needs to report a possible COVID-19 exposure should contact their immediate management supervisor (IMS) to initiate the contact tracing process.
- NOCCCD Employee Communications – As the worldwide public health crisis surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, NOCCCD’s immediate priorities are and have been to:
- Ensure the health and safety of NOCCCD students and employees; and
- Maintain the continuity of instruction and critical operations
As of August 2021, all District work sites are reopening and becoming more available to students and the public. District memos are available here.
- Fullerton College COVID-19 Updates – Review current and archival communications about COVID-19 dating back to January 2020 on the college’s COVID-19 Updates website.
Because the situation related to COVID-19/Coronavirus is fluid, Fullerton College recommends checking the following authoritative sources for credible, updated information.
Fullerton College strongly advises all members of its campus community to become vaccinated. All California residents 12 years and older may register for a free appointment at myturn.ca.gov. Additionally, the college’s team in the Health Center has identified vaccination and testing locations near campus and easy for students to access. Learn more at the Student Health Services website.