Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the SBCC Community
As of September 1, Santa Barbara County has moved into the "Low" tier for community transmission (CDC COVID-19 Community Levels).
What does this mean for employees and students coming to SBCC campuses?
- Masks are strongly recommended indoors but NOT required.
Please remember to:
- Complete your daily health survey on Cleared4
- Stay home if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19
- Immediately notify the COVID Response Team and update your Cleared4 information if you test positive for COVID-19
- Continue required weekly PCR testing if you have a vaccine requirement exemption
- Stay current on COVID-19 vaccinations
*This page will be regularly maintained and updated as SBCC COVID protocols continue
to evolve. All protocols are subject to change. For access to masks, as well as
more information or answers to questions not covered here, visit a welcome table on-campus!
COVID-19 Masking Guidelines
- Low Tier - Strongly Recommended
- Medium Tier - Required
- High Tier - Required
COVID-19 Directrices de uso de Mascarillas
- Nivel Bajo - Encarecidamente recomendado
- Nivel Medio - Requerido
- Nivel Alto - Requerido
Santa Barbara County COVID Dashboard
per CDC Data
Last updated: September 23, 2022
4 Key Steps for a Safer Campus
SBCC's vaccine requirement remains in effect.
Testing requirements remain in place for unvaccinated, symptomatic, close contacts and/or a recent positive test.
Coming to Campus
Contact our COVID Response Team!
Frequently Asked Questions
Face masks aligned with county public health guidance are required indoors in all campus facilities regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional outdoors.
As of October 1, 2021, vaccination - or a combination of an approved exemption, weekly negative COVID-19 PCR tests, and wearing a KN/N-95 mask - will be required for all students, faculty, and staff to enter any college building, teaching location or in-person class.
Members of the public 12+* years old visiting campus on a limited basis and entering any college building or facility are also subject to this requirement, and must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within the prior 7 days, and complete a health survey.
*Starting January 1, 2022 children 5+ years old will need proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test to attend indoor events on campus.
Read the Board Resolution here.
You must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. You must fill out the Cleared4 survey daily.
You will be contacted by a member of the COVID Response Team. They will give you further instructions and information.
With the return to in-person classes, parking enforcement has also begun starting with the Fall 2021 semester. For more info on obtaining a parking permit, click here.
While SBCC strongly recommends vaccination to help reduce the impact of the Delta variant on the community, vaccination is only a requirement to enter SBCC campus buildings or teaching locations. If you are taking only online classes and do not anticipate needing to enter any campus buildings or teaching locations, then we do not need to verify your vaccination status at this time.
Yes! The Luria Library has chromebooks and hotspots available to check-out, with curbside pickup an option. Library staff are ready to assist you as you begin your journey this semester.
Services: online chat research/reference support from a librarian during all of the hours below.
- Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Sunday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.