COVID-19 Testing Instructions for Employees
In preparation for the Fall semester, please read the information enclosed below regarding the COVID testing record submission process for employees, who are not participating in the vaccine verification process.
As previously mentioned, starting Fall Semester 2021, all employees who will be on campus must either be fully vaccinated or participate in weekly COVID testing. Accordingly, starting the week of September 6, unvaccinated employees will not be permitted on campus without successfully submitting a negative COVID-19 test. Any individual falling into this category will be asked to leave campus without pay and will be able to return to work and normal work activities upon successful submission of a negative COVID test, on a weekly basis.
Please remember that full-time or part-time faculty members who are only teaching online for Fall Semester 2021, have until November 1, 2021, to submit their complete vaccine information. This cohort will not need to submit testing records during Fall Semester 2021.
Additionally, attached, please find a step-by-step guide that outlines the vaccine submission process. Outlined below is the step-by-step process and answers to questions regarding this process.
How do I submit my weekly COVID Test?
- Go to your Viking Portal
- Click on the Tile, entitled “HR Employee System”
- Click on the Tile, entitled “COVID Test”
- Select your test date, as reflected on your test record
- Select your test result. Note, that if you receive a positive result you cannot come onto campus and must immediately reach out to HR for further guidance and leave information at email@example.com or 562-938-4547.
- Click on the button “Save”
- Click on the button “Add Attachment”
- Upload your test record. This can be the record itself or you can upload a picture of your test record.
- Click on the button “Submit”
What are the COVID tests the District will accept?
The District will accept test results from either a PCR or an Antigen (also known as a rapid) test. Home tests kits are not accepted.
What are some testing sites that I may be able to receive COVID testing?
You may also be able to receive COVID testing through your medical provider.
What day and time do I need to submit my weekly COVID testing record?
Your negative COVID test must be submitted no later than Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. and no early than Thursday morning of each week for the following week’s work schedule. Any test submitted outside of this time frame will not be accepted. If your COVID testing record is not submitted by this time each week you will not be permitted to be on campus and will be placed on unpaid leave until successful submission of a negative COVID test, on a weekly basis.
Tests must be taken no earlier than Thursday of each week and it is recommended that tests are taken no later than Saturday to allow enough time to receive and upload test results prior to the Sunday night 10:00 p.m. deadline.
To comply with the September 6 deadline, you must upload your COVID test this week anytime between September 2 – September 5, and Thursday through Sunday, every week, thereafter.
What do I do if I run into trouble submitting my weekly COVID testing record?
Please reference the attached guide, if you run into trouble uploading records, or call the Employee Technology Help Desk at 562-938-4357 for technical assistance. Email any policy or leave-related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and a representative in Human Resources will respond back to you.
Who is an employee who must submit weekly COVID testing, if a vaccine record is not submitted?
- Full-time faculty
- Part-time faculty
- Classified employees
- Management & Confidential employees
- Student employees
- Student Success Coaches
- Limited-term employees
- Exempt classified employees
- Paid Interns
- Non-Paid Interns and volunteers, while not employees, are also required to participate in the vaccine submission process
Who should participate in weekly testing?
Any LBCC employee, as listed above, if complete vaccine records are not submitted by August 30. For full-time or part-time faculty who are instructing only online, weekly testing would begin in Spring Semester 2022, if complete vaccine records are not submitted by November 1, 2021.
If I am partially vaccinated, do I have to participate in the weekly testing?
Yes, until you are fully vaccinated and have submitted your complete vaccine records, you must participate in weekly testing. Full vaccination depends on your vaccine provider and whether two doses or one dose is administered.
Daily Health Screening Practice – Discontinued as of August 30
The practice of participating in the daily online health screening will be discontinued for LBCC employees as of August 30. Submission of vaccine records and weekly testing will replace this practice.
Health and Safety & Face Covering Requirement Reminder
In alignment with local health orders, everyone over the age of 2 must wear face coverings while on campus — both indoors and outdoors. Please remain informed that the social distancing requirement also remains effective both inside and outdoors.
The College will continue to make available masks and sanitizer. Please work with your department to contact the following individual to request either of these resources: Cheryl Williams, Operations Manager, at, email@example.com. The custodial team will continue to participate in enhanced cleaning practices to help ensure a healthy and safe environment for all.
For additional information on this topic, please visit our Return to Campus webpage. This new website has additional information relating to upcoming vaccination clinics, testing, access plans, returning to campus guidelines, and more.