COVID-19 Information


On August 23, the Trustees voted to mandate vaccination for students, employees, contractors and visitors. Read the full resolution: COVID-19 Pandemic Mitigation Protocol - Vaccine Mandate ( 


Make your vaccine appointment


You only need to submit documentation once for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. 

Student Resources Vaccine Mandate

Vaccine Mandate Site

student-vaccination information

Upload your COVID-19 vaccination information if you need to physically enter any District building on or after 11/15/2021 (for Fall 2021) or 1/3/2022 (for Spring 2022) and do not have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Submit COVID Vaccine Card

Medical Exemption

COVID-19 test

Use to request a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement no later than 10/10/21 (for Fall 2021) or 12/13/21 (for Spring 2022).

Request Medical Exemption

Religious Exemption

Medical facemask

Submit your sincerely held religious beliefs petition for an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement no later than 10/10/21 (for Fall 2021) or 12/13/21 (for Spring 2022).

Request Religious Exemption


Vaccine FAQs for Students 

For a full set of FAQs, please see the State Center Community College District FAQs. 

  1. Go to,  COVID Vaccine Mandate Site
  2. Login in with your student account (SCCCD login)
  3. Confirm date of birth
  4. Select the middle button, “Enter My COVID-19 Vaccination Information
  5. Select Upload to provide a copy of vaccination card (see instructions below)
  6. Verify Upload
  7. Select “Cancel Upload” or “Looks Good”
  8. Select Add Immunization
    1. Enter the date of your COVID-19 immunization and the immunization type of your first dose
    2. If applicable, enter the date and immunization type of any additional dose(s)
  1. Select Done

Uploading Documentation

If using a mobile device with a camera:

  1. Select Upload to provide a copy of vaccination card. Select one of the options:
  • Photo Library – to access an existing photo of your vaccine card
  • Take Photo to take a photo using your mobile device
  • Choose File to select a scan of your vaccination card and save it as a .PDF, .PNG, .JPG, .JPEG, or .GIF file.
  1. Verify Upload: Select “Cancel Upload”, “Edit Image”, or “Looks Good”

If using a computer without a camera:

  1. First, take a picture or scan of your vaccine card. Save it as a .PDF, .PNG, .JPG, .JPEG, or .GIF file.
  • If needed, email the picture or scanned image to your email address
  • Save the picture or scanned image to the Download folder on your computer
  1. Select Upload
  • Navigate to your Download folder
  • If you do not see your file, select the drop-down, “Custom files” and choose “All files”. You will see this option in the lower right of the navigation window.
  • Select the picture or scanned image
  1. Verify Upload: Select “Cancel Upload” or “Looks Good”


If you have misplaced your vaccine card, the State of California offers a digital COVID-19 vaccine portal with a digital copy of your vaccine record:

Students with an approved medical or religious exemption must complete a COVID-19 test two times a week. Please check your student email for your assigned days of the week.

Location: R3-B (See map)

Hours: 9 am-6 pm

Please note: You must not have anything to eat or drink the hour prior to testing.

Testing should not take longer than 10-15 minutes.

Students with sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances, which are contrary to the practice of vaccinations, may petition for a religious exemption to the District’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

How to submit a request:

  1. Visit My Portal
  2. Click on the Sign In button and log into My Portal with your student credentials. 

  3. Scroll down to the Resource Links portlet and click on the link titled COVID-19 Vaccination Religious Exemption Form

  4. After clicking on the link, your campus Vaccination Religious Exemption Request form will display. You will need to agree to the Adobe terms of use and privacy policy by clicking on the Continue button located at the bottom of the screen to activate the form. 

  5. Follow the directions and prompts on the form to complete the process. This will include using your college email address to verify the submission of your form (you may need to check your Junk Email folder).

    Please allow a minimum of 10 days for review. You will be notified of your approval status via your college email account. The approval status is shown at the bottom of page 2 of the form.

    Unvaccinated individuals with an approved exemption will be subject to testing, as well as other preventative measures (including but not limited to masking, daily health checks, social distancing, etc.) to protect the health and well-being of others.


Options to obtain a medical exemption request form:

  1. Download the form HS-322 Form Medical Exemption For Vaccination
  2. Pick up a hard copy in Health Services
  3. Email to request a copy via email

Options to submit a form:

  1. Upload the completed form in your Student Health Portal at Choose “document upload” in the navigation bar at the top of the page and then choose your college.
  2. Drop off a hard copy at Health Services.
  3. Email a copy of the completed form to

Health Services is located in portable R6 B. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm.

Please allow a minimum of 3-4 days for review. You will be notified of your approval status via your student email account. If you are taking classes from multiple State Center Community College District colleges, you only need to submit your request to one college. Colleges include Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College (including the Oakhurst campus).

For questions, call 559-675-4839 or email

  • Masks are required indoors for everyone (vaccinated and unvaccinated) 
  • Masks are not required for anyone outdoors

Make an appointment at or call (833) 422-4255 and schedule your appointment for a clinic in the community. There are appointment and walk-in options. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have made clear that the vaccines are safe and effective. The Pfizer vaccine is now fully FDA approved and others have met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization. 

Learn more about the Delta variant and why it is important to get vaccinated. 

Physical distancing requirements have been eliminated inside and outside for everyone.

No. However, to maximize protection from COVID-19 and reduce the possibility of spreading it to others, all individuals are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. 

Please see your instructor to discuss your options. We do not recommend dropping classes without speaking to an academic counselor and the financial aid office. If you drop a class, your financial aid may be impacted, and you may need to pay back a portion of your aid. 

If you are not able to continue in-person classes after November 15 because you are not planning to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and do not have a qualifying medical or religious exemption, please speak to your instructor. Your instructor may be able to support an online or hybrid option or help you transfer to an online course. We are working on the process for students to submit medical and religious exemptions. The college will explore accommodations for both in-person and remote learning options for students who have approved medical or religious exemptions.

For support in choosing classes, make an appointment to speak to an academic counselor. If you plan to drop a class, please speak to an academic advisor and financial aid office to make sure you know your options.

Please continue to check your student email for updates.

Thank you for your patience as we roll out this important new requirement. The values of Madera Community College include providing a safe learning environment, and we are working hard to roll out this new requirement as effectively as possible. 

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