Starting November 1, 2021, all students, staff, and faculty are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved exemption to access district property. All individuals who do not submit their vaccination information or receive an exemption will receive a red pass on their KCCD Campus Pass app and are not allowed to access in-person services.
To show that you are fully vaccinated, upload your digital 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 within the app.
The BC COVID Response Team continuously updates the BC COVID-19 protocols to align with the California Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Cal-OSHA guidelines. We are committed to maintaining the health and safety of our campus community and providing updates as they become available. Our BC COVID-19 protocols have protected our community well and we remind every member of our community to follow them.
BC offers a variety of course options (e.g, in-person, online, and hybrid) to best serve students’ needs. As we continue to provide in-person activities, we are prioritizing the health and safety of the entire campus community. For those attending in-person classes please note that the Kern Community College District has implemented a vaccine requirement. BC students are required to provide proof of full vaccination before the first day of instruction.
Additionally, masks must be worn indoors, and health check-ins will be required each day using the KCCD Campus Pass app. Students should download the app. For more information, review the BC COVID-19 Protocols.
If students do not confirm their vaccination status or receive an approved exemption before the first day of instruction, they will receive a RED Campus Pass on their KCCD Campus Pass App. Individuals with a RED Campus Pass will not be allowed to access any KCCD campus property, including in-person instruction and student services.
All students are required to follow safety guidelines and protocols to ensure all members of the community are safe. Understand that the guidelines are for the safety of everyone in the community, thus disregarding the guidelines violates the student code of conduct and may be cause for removal and referral to the Dean of Students for disciplinary actions. The following guidelines are required for all students to adhere to when partaking in activities on the physical campus.
The BC COVID Response Team has updated our COVID-19 protocols for the semester to align with the California Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Cal-OSHA guidelines. All individuals are asked to follow public health guidelines and Bakersfield College protocols to help protect themselves and others. We are committed to maintaining the health and safety of our campus community and will provide updates as they become available.
To ensure community health and personal safety, the BC COVID 19 Response Team reminds individuals of the following common health practices:
Bakersfield College seeks an environment that promotes academic achievement and integrity, which is protective of free inquiry and serves the educational mission of the College. Similarly, the College seeks a community that is free from violence, threats, intimidation, and sexual misconduct; that is respectful of the rights, opportunities, and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and guests of the College, and that does not threaten the physical or mental health or safety of members of the College community.
It is illegal to submit fraudulent or counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine cards (see FBI Guidance). It is also illegal to claim an exemption or accommodation on false, misleading, or dishonest grounds. Any student found to have submitted fraudulent or counterfeit records, or false, misleading, or dishonest information about their vaccination status, medical need for an exemption or their sincerely held religious beliefs will be referred to the Dean of Student Life. Consequences may include, but are not limited, to expulsion from the College.
Students are expected at all times to act in a manner consistent with the Student Code of Conduct, which is set forth by the KCCD Board Policy 4F7. The Student Code of Conduct remains in place for all students whether engaging in co-curricular activities or in a course that is offered in-person, online, or remotely. Students shall respect constituted authority, including conformance to federal and state laws, board policy, college protocols, and applicable provisions of civil law. All forms of misconduct may result in one or more of the following consequences: removal from class, referral to the Dean of Instruction, and/or disciplinary actions by the Dean of Students. A student’s failure to act in a manner consistent with the Student Code of Conduct shall constitute good cause for discipline, including but not limited to the removal, suspension, or expulsion.
The Bakersfield College Renegade Community has a role in the fight against COVID-19 and preventing its spread. It is expected that all students, employees, and guests will actively participate in this shared responsibility and do their part by committing to the public health guidelines and BC protocols.