COVID-19 Updates

California's COVID-19 State of Emergency is over, but COVID-19 has not gone away. To help support the health and wellness of everyone on campus and in the community, we need to continue taking steps to prevent the spread.

  • COVID-19 vaccinations/boosters are highly recommended but not required for attending classes or working on campus.
  • Free self-administered, take-home COVID-19 Test Kits are available to students and employees at the Clovis Community College Health Services Office, AC2-274 West, (559) 325-5318.
  • Illness Prevention information is available from the Health Services Office. Please check out the link below under "Resources".

Isolation requirements for students

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and/or test positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home and notify your Instructor.
  • Get extra sleep and stay hydrated.
  • Follow California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommendations for people who test positive:
    • Stay home if you have COVID-19 symptoms until you have not had a fever for 24 hours without using fever reducing medication AND other COVID-19 symptoms are mild and improving.
      • If you do not have symptoms, you should follow the recommendations below to reduce exposure to others.
    • Mask when you are around other people indoors for the 10 days* after you become sick or test positive (if no symptoms). You may remove your mask sooner than 10 days if you have two sequential negative tests at least one day apart. Day 0 is symptom onset date or positive test date.
    • Avoid contact with people at higher risk for severe COVID-19 for 10 days*. Higher-risk individuals include the elderly, those who live in congregate care facilities, those who have immunocompromising conditions that put them in higher risk for serious illness.
    • Seek treatment. If you have symptoms, particularly if you are at higher risk for severe COVID-19, speak with a healthcare provider as soon as you test positive. You may be eligible for antiviral medicines or other treatments for COVID-19. COVID-19 antiviral medicines work best if taken as soon as possible, and within 5-7 days from when symptoms start.
  • For additional information, please visit the California Department of Public Health.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Health Services Office at 559-325-5318 or

*The potential infectious period is 2 days before the date of symptoms began or the positive test date (if no symptoms) through Day 10. (Day 0 is the symptom onset date or positive test date.)

If you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19:

  • If you have new COVID-19 symptomsyou should test and mask right away.
  • If you do not have symptoms and are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection and would benefit from treatment, you should test within 5 days.
  • If you do not have symptoms and have contact with people who are at higher risk for severe infection, you should mask indoors when around such people for 10 days. Consider testing within 5 days after the last exposure date (Day 0) and before contact with higher-risk people. For further details, see CDPH COVID-19 testing guidance.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated guidelines, January 9, 2024.

Isolation requirements for employees (including student workers)

COVID reporting procedures are still required under state laws and regulations and remain fully in place for employees until January 1, 2024.

The links below will provide you with the proper procedures.


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Let's Get to Immunity

The California Department of Public Health on Vaccines. Learn more about the safety and benefits of vaccines and how to get vaccinated.

Get Vaccinated

California All

California All

The State of California's COVID-19 resource website.



Health Services Recommendations

Resources put together by Clovis Community College Health Services to provide guidance for students on staying healthy.

Resources for Students



The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) on understanding how COVID-19 vaccines work.

How COVID-19 Vaccines Work


CDC: Benefits of Getting the Vaccine

The CDC on the benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Benefits of Getting the Vaccine