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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

New COVID-19 Requirement (PDF)

¡Atención! Nuevo requisito de COVID-19 (PDF)

Steps to Access On-Campus Services

4 Steps to access on-campus services

Four steps to access on-campus services (PDF)

Siskiyous COVID-19 Requirements and Mask Guidelines

After careful monitoring and review of new guidance from the local and national agencies, College of the Siskiyous leadership in consultation with constituency groups has revised our COVID-19 requirements and mask guidelines:

The College requires all individuals (employees and students) to submit either proof of vaccination or commence submission of weekly COVID test results by Friday, January 14, 2022. Additionally, it is highly recommended that all individuals wear a mask indoors (regardless of vaccination status).

Submitting Proof of Vaccination or Weekly COVID Test Results

  • Please submit proof via the Company Nurse platform which can be accessed in mySiskiyous or here: Directions on using Company Nurse can be accessed below:
    Company Nurse Instructions for Students
    Company Nurse Instructions for Employees
  • Accepted weekly COVID test results - Antigen (rapid) and PCR. Nonacceptable weekly COVID test results – At-home rapid self-tests. Employees may get COVID tested during work hours.
  • Employees and students are also required to visit Company Nurse on a daily basis to answer the screening questions. Once the screening questions have been answered, and proof has been submitted, an ‘OK’ green screen will appear.


  • After receiving an 'OK' green screen, employees can proceed to the following areas to get their temperature checked and receive a wristband (Please note, if you are an online student and you plan to visit the campus to use face-to-face services, please check-in at one of the following locations to obtain a wristband):
    Weed Campus: HR or Academic Affairs
    Yreka Campus: Welcome Center
    Students can get their temperature checked and receive a wristband:
    Weed Campus: TRiO or Basecamp HQ
    Yreka Campus: Welcome Center
    *Between 7:00 - 8:00 am and after 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday, employees and students can check-in at Basecamp HQ.

Masking Policy (updated March 22, 2022)

*Please note, the Mask Policy is subject to change based on the number of positive COVID cases on campus as well as changes made by Public Health and/or CalOSHA resulting from any new developments.

  • It is highly recommended that all individuals (employees and students) wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Instructional Faculty may still require students to wear masks in specific classes. Students are expected to comply with classroom requirements as required by your instructors.
  • N95 masks will be available for those that would like one upon request.

Choosing your Mask

Know which Masks Provide the Best Protection Against COVID-19:
Most Effective More Effective Effective Least Effective
  • N95 (also best for wildfire smoke)
  • KF94
  • KN95
  • Double Mask
  • Fitted Surgical Mask
  • Surgical Mask
  • Fabric mask with three or more cloth layers

No matter what kind of mask you wear, check the fit and eliminate gaps above the nose or on the sides. Gaps will significantly reduce the effectiveness of any mask.

The College continues to promote vaccinations, social distancing, extra cleaning and use of physical barriers.

Siskiyous COVID-19 Resources

College of the Siskiyous is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees, students, visitors, and helping protect the communities we serve. Please see the January 2022 COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Plan below for guidance. Please note, that the January 2022 Prevention and Mitigation Plan does not include the updated Mask Policy implemented on March 22, 2022.

In efforts to maintain a safe classroom environment for faculty and students, below is a link to the process associated with non-compliance of the College's COVID Requirement

The Siskiyou Joint Community College District has developed this formal Injury and Illness Prevention Program to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for all District employees. The Injury and Illness Prevention Program is intended to standardize various safety programs and procedures into one effective, uniform program and to ensure compliance with State and Federal safety regulations.

This form is to be used by employees that have identified hazards not previously recognized. This form brings the hazard to the attention of the management.

The College follows directives as set forth by Siskiyou County Public Health and Cal/OSHA:

Need help with unpaid rent?

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides financial assistance for unpaid rent to eligible renters and landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Both renters and landlords can apply for assistance.

For additional information, including eligibility and application help, call our CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at (833) 430-2122.

Emergency Alerts

All currently registered students and employees are encouraged to sign up for COS Connect, a free messaging service used by the college to send out campus updates, general information, and emergency alerts. Visit this page to sign up.