October 20, 2021
The passing of Resolution 21-22.07 by the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees at their October
20, 2021 meeting directs Chancellor, Henry Yong or his designees, to implement a COVID-19
testing requirement for all individuals utilizing facilities at all District locations.
Locations include all facilities at Modesto Junior College East & West campuses, Columbia
College and YCCD District facilities.
Read the full version of the resolution here.
The focus of the YCCD Chancellor’s Office and college leadership will now turn to the implementation and operationalization of this requirement with the guidance of health officials. The goal of Modesto Junior College leadership is to provide access to education in the modality that best serves the needs of students.
The effects of the testing requirement on in-person, on-campus learning for the Spring 2022 semester have yet to be determined. “We had an ambitious plan for the upcoming Spring semester that included a marketing campaign offering free college and a schedule with over 40% of classes held in-person and on campus. That plan to repopulate the campus assumed we would not have to enforce social distancing in Spring. With passage of the resolution, it is not clear that we can conduct classes without social distancing. We will work with the local health authorities to bring back as many classes to campus as possible.” shared Modesto Junior College President, Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay.
Spring 2022 classes start on January 10, 2022 at Modesto Junior College. Continuing updates regarding the COVID-19 testing requirement will be posted here.