Bakersfield College

Campus Pass App

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:

  • Complete the “Daily Health Checker” form to receive your daily Campus Pass
  • Save your Campus Pass to show your faculty or office personnel
  • Scan classroom or office QR codes as you enter campus spaces
  • Complete COVID Test Self-Reporting form

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.

Health and Safety Required Protocols

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.

  • Stay home if you do not feel well and contact your medical provider if you develop symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough, nasal congestion, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell.
  • Masks are required to be worn by students, employees, and visitors indoors on our campus properties until further notice. Face coverings will be available upon request.
  • Social/physical distancing requirements have been removed with the exception of large gatherings.
  • All students and employees will use the KCCD Campus Pass app before coming to campus and entering classrooms or offices.

Using the KCCD App

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:

  1. Download the KCCD Campus Pass App from an app store
  2. Completing the “Daily Health Checker” form
  3. Showing your daily Campus Pass to an instructor or office personnel
  4. Scanning QR codes posted on entrances to buildings, classrooms, and offices

View the App Tutorial

1. Download the Campus Pass

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.

2. Complete the Daily Health Checker

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.

  1. From the Campus screen in the KCCD Campus Pass App, select the Daily Health Checker Form button.
  2. Select Daily Health Checker.
  3. Select answers from the prompts and submit.
  4. Your Campus Pass is displayed.
  5. Upon returning to the app, click on the campus pass icon to display your pass.

Don't Have a Mobile Phone or Can't Download the App?

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.

Daily Pre-Screening on Computer

3. Showing your daily 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.

  • Green Campus Pass: If you do not have any COVID-related symptoms, you will receive a green Campus Pass. A green Campus Pass allows you to engage in-person on campus (attend classes in person, utilize labs, etc.).
  • Red Campus Pass: If you identify any COVID-related symptoms you will receive a red Campus Pass. In this case, you must stay home. A red pass will initiate a call from the BC COVID Response Team. The Team works with you to clear you or determine next steps.
  • Blue Campus Pass: A Blue Campus Pass clears you to come to campus and indicates you have shown the BC COVID Response Team that you are fully vaccinated.

4. Scan QR Codes

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.

How to scan the QR code

  1. Open the KCCD Campus Pass App
  2. Tap the icon in the upper left-hand corner, and your camera will open (you may need to give permission when prompted by your phone).
  3. Point it at the QR code and it will automatically take a picture of the code.
  4. After successfully scanning, the app will show your Daily Campus Pass.
Screenshot highlighting the location of the QR function on the KCCD Campus Pass app

Purpose of Scanning the QR Codes

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 canned, 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.

Self-Reporting for COVID-19

  1. From the main screen in the KCCD Campus Pass App, select the Daily Health Checker form button.
  2. Select the COVID Testing Self-Reporting form.
  3. Select answers from the prompts and submit.
  4. Return to the Campus Screen.

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 from a health professional.

COVID Test Self-Reporting

Blue Health Pass for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

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 encourage 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 the 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.