Starting November 1, 2021, all students, staff, and faculty are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption to access district property. All individuals who do not submit their vaccination information or receive an will receive a red pass on their KCCD Campus Pass app and are not allowed to access in-person services. To apply for an exemption, visit the KCCD Coronavirus Update page.
To show that you are fully vaccinated, upload your vaccination card via the Kern Community College District (KCCD) Campus Pass App and complete the “Proof of Full Vaccination” form, which is the blue button.
The Kern Community College District (KCCD) Campus Pass app 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. Individuals who have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 can complete a self-reporting form which may trigger a communication from the BC Response Team. The KCCD Campus Pass App is where you will:
To show proof of partial or full vaccination, upload your DIGITAL Vaccination Card (QR Code) via the KCCD Campus Pass App and complete the “Proof of Full Vaccination” form which is the blue button. Individuals will continue to receive a RED Campus Pass until the vaccination card has been reviewed and approved, in the order in which they are received. Please do NOT email your vaccination cards to the BC COVID Team. DIGITAL vaccination records (QR Code) may be available online for immediate and free access. To access your record, do the following:
The KCCD Campus Pass App is available for android and i-phones and is easy to use. The KCCD Campus Pass App is used as a tool to assist the BC COVID Response Team in the event of exposure and does not track your location. Using the App is part of the BC COVID Protocols, which involves our campus community downloading the KCCD Campus Pass App from an app store to get campus passes or to show proof of vaccination.
Download the KCCD Campus Pass App from the Apple iOS App Store or Google/Andriod Play Store onto your smartphone or computer. Log in to the app using your BC credentials and select Bakersfield College as your campus.
Complete the required “Health Checker” form before coming onto campus. Completing the Health Checker form will give you a green or red pass. A green pass is required for in-person engagement on campus.
After completing the Health Checker form, you will receive one of two campus passes: green or red. 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 KCCD App select the Campus Pass icon.
All students and employees are to scan the QR Codes as they 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 exposure on campus is an important part of campus safety.
Health Checker Form: Individuals still need to complete the Health Checker form on their computer before coming onto campus. Complete the form to receive your Campus Pass.
Self-Reporting COVID Test Reporting form: Individuals can inform the BC COVID Response Team if they have been tested with COVID-19 symptoms by a health professional.
For more information regarding medical or religious exemptions, visit the KCCD Coronavirus Update webpage. Once you have completed the appropriate form with proper signatures, information, and documentation, email it as one pdf to the BC COVID-19 Response Team from your BC email account. Only submissions of BC email accounts will receive responses. You will continue to receive a RED Campus Pass until your exemption has been reviewed and approved. Exemptions are reviewed in the order they are received within the next 4 to 5 business days. Subsequent to your exemption approval, approved individuals adhere to the BC COVID Protocols as well as submit COVID testings twice a week. It is the responsibility of the individuals to allow enough time to administer the COVID test, submit results via the App, and get clearance. Once individuals have received their COVID results, whether positive or negative, select the yellow design button titled, “Self-Reporting: COVID Test Self-Reporting” form within the KCCD Campus Pass App to upload a picture of the test results with the individual's name and date of the test clearly visible. Alternatively, if the individual has already taken a COVID test at a place of work or internship site, they may upload those results to the app, but the test results must be submitted in a timely manner. At-home COVID tests are NOT accepted.