Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking indoors once fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have release updated guidance for vaccinated people based on new research on the Delta variant. To reduce personal risk and protect our community, we strongly urge every member of our community to be fully vaccinated at the BC Student Health and Wellness Center or schedule an appointment at MyTurn.ca.gov.
The Kern Community College District has mandated a vaccine requirement across all three colleges. BC students and employees will be required to provide proof of first vaccination by September 7 and proof of full vaccination by November 1. If you do not plan to be vaccinated, visit the Student Information Desk for assistance to transfer into an online course. For more information, including religious and medical exemptions, please visit the KCCD Coronavirus Update website.
The Kern Community College District (KCCD) App for Campus Pass is one of many mitigation tools BC uses to reduce the spread of COVID-19.Features of the app include a self-reporting form and push notification to remind you to complete the Daily Health Checker form before coming onto campus.
The Kern Community College District App for Campus Pass is where you will:
As a reminder, the KCCD Campus Pass App is used as a tool to assist the BC COVID Response Team in the event of an exposure and does not track your location. Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 can complete a self-reporting form to inform the BC COVID Response Team of their test results. This may trigger a communication from the BC Response Team.
All individuals are asked to follow public health guidelines and Bakersfield College protocols to help protect oneself and others.
The BC COVID Response Team has updated our COVID-19 protocols to align with the California Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Cal-OSHA guidelines. Our BC COVID-19 protocols have protected our community well and we remind every member of our community to follow public health guidelines and Bakersfield College protocols to help protect oneself and others.
The KCCD Campus Pass App is available for android and i-phones, is easy to use, and includes a web-based version when a smart phone is not available. Using the app as part of the BC COVID Protocols which involves our campus community to:
Download the KCCD Campus Pass App from the Apple or Google Play stores onto your smartphone. If you do not have a smartphone, you can use the web based forms for the next steps.
Complete the required “Daily Health Checker” form before coming onto campus. Completing the Daily Health Checker form will give you a green or red pass. A green pass is required for in-person engagement on campus.
Don't Have a Mobile Phone or Can't Download the App? You still need to complete the Daily Health Checker form on your computer before coming onto campus. Complete the form to receive your Campus Pass.
After completing the Daily Health Checker, you will receive one of three campus passes: green, red, or blue. Before entering a classroom or office, individuals will be asked to show their Campus Pass to an instructor or office personnel. To display your Campus Pass via the KCCCD app select the Campus Pass icon.
All students and employees are to scan the QR Codes as you enter any on-campus buildings, classrooms, or offices, which are posted on entrances. Look for QR codes as you enter buildings, doorways, classrooms, offices, or communal spaces.
The QR code is a square barcode that individuals can scan with the campus app and is only used to identify physical locations on and around campus. When a QR code is scanned, the app records that the individual was at a particular place at a particular time. The app does not track your movement. The BC COVID Response Team can retrieve the location information to use in contact tracing. Using QR codes for contact tracing in the event of an exposure on campus is an important part of safe reopening.
If you don't have a smartphone, please complete this self-reporting web-based form to inform us if you have been tested with COVID-19 symptoms by a health professional.
All fully vaccinated individuals have the option to voluntarily submit proof of vaccination in order to receive a Blue Campus Pass for the fall semester, once vaccine documentation is reviewed and confirmed by the BC Response Team. By submitting proof of vaccination, you are attesting that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and will receive a Blue Campus Pass clearing you to be on campus. While individuals who have the Blue Campus Pass do not need to complete the Daily Health Checker, the BC Response Team does strongly encourages individuals to scan the QR codes as they move about the campus.
The Blue Campus Pass goes into effect as soon as the vaccine documentation is confirmed. Current plans call for the Blue Campus Pass to expire at the end of each semester. Periodically, the BC Response Team will send out push notifications requesting confirmation of unchanged health status. The blue pass would remain in place for any specific individual unless the individual has a known exposure to a COVID-positive person and develops viral symptoms during the semester.
Your vaccine documentation is considered confidential medical information as covered by the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (“CMIA”) As a recipient of this information, Bakersfield College will take steps to ensure the security and confidentiality of medical information and will not use such information in ways that would otherwise violate the CMIA or any other relevant provision of law.
The Blue Campus Pass is only available on the App. To complete the form to receive your Blue Campus Pass, you must download KCCD Campus Pass App and complete the form by clicking the “Fully Vaccinated” blue button.