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COVID-19 Health and Safety — Updated October 4, 2022

Do I need a vaccination to attend IVC?

Effective October 4, 2022, the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) will no longer require testing or proof of vaccination for students taking in-person or hybrid classes at IVC, Saddleback, ATEP, or satellite locations.

Do I have to wear a mask inside?

Due to a continued decline in COVID-19 cases in Orange County, SOCCCD lifted the campus indoor mask requirement. While masks are no longer required in indoor spaces, we continue to recommend wearing a mask while in public indoor spaces or whenever indoors and around others not in your household.

Do I have to wear a mask outside?

Masks are not required outdoors.

What should I do if I feel sick?

If you feel sick, stay or go home to keep yourself and others safe. Check your syllabus or contact your instructor to find out what to do to stay on top of your missed class.

What health and safety precautions will be in place?

In our commitment to the health and safety of our campus community, we will continue to ask students, faculty and staff to self-monitor for COVID symptoms and stay home if they are feeling sick. IVC will continue enhanced cleaning and sanitization practices throughout campus. Hand-washing stations, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes will be available in learning spaces throughout campus. IVC asks that you keep yourself and classmates safe by cleaning surfaces such as keyboards and desks before and after use.

Where can I find free testing?

Free at-home rapid antigen tests are available for students and staff. Visit the IVC Health and Wellness Center (HWC), located between Lot 8 and the Baseball Field, to pick up tests. Students and staff are encouraged to test at home if they are experiencing symptoms, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, and before returning from breaks.

What happens if I get a positive COVID-19 test result?

Notify the Health and Wellness Center Nurse Line immediately: 949-451-5687. Quarantine is currently a minimum of 10 days to remain off campus or longer if still symptomatic. Students must be cleared by the Health and Wellness Center before returning.

After testing positive, am I still required to perform twice-weekly tests?

The CDC is stating you need an antigen test at least five days after testing positive then wear a mask continuously for a second five days. It is possible to test positive for 30-90 days after a positive test. We do require you to Health Screen at the Health and Wellness Center before attending class twice weekly during this time frame.

Who do I contact at IVC if I have additional questions?

You may direct your questions or inquires to the Office of Student Services via email at