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COVID-19 Info for IVC Students


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Questions? IVC Safe App issues? Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases:
Contact the IVC COVID-19 Support Team at 760-355-5704 or here:

IVC COVID-19 Support Team

Students who are diagnosed with COVID-19, please use your IVC Safe App and do self-report under the left-hand icon "Report Test Results."
Employees who want to report a student COVID-19 positive 

COVID-19 Student Case Report

Covid-19 Testing


In addition, you can try other community agencies offering COVID-19 testing and vaccines.  Covid-19 Testing Sites.

Please remember, you can contact the IVC COVID-19 Support Team at https://forms.imperial.edu/view.php?id=801643 for any questions, IVC Safe App issues, or when reporting a student positive case.

(760) 355-6310
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 August 27 covid update

Exceptions to wearing a mask:

  1. Approved accommodation for health or mental reasons.
  2. For safety reasons.
  3. For a disability such as the hearing impaired.

Temporary exceptions to wearing a mask:

  1. Working alone in an office.
  2. While eating and drinking.
  3. Specific tasks that cannot feasibly be performed with a face covering. This exception is limited to the time in which such tasks are actually being performed. An example would be while demonstrating a welding task in a lab.

Any employee or student who desires to wear a face-covering will not be harassed, coerced, or humiliated for doing so.


IVC Employees:

How to assist when a student is COVID-19 Positive?

Direct the student to upload their positive test results on the IVC Safe App under "Report Test Results."
Fill out the following form https://forms.imperial.edu/view.php?id=776465 to inform the COVID-19 Support team (See attached flyer).

How do I know if a student if clear to return to campus after completing quarantine?

Students are cleared by the Student Health Center COVID-19 Support Team and Professionals.
Students can show you the "Blue or Green" day pass, which helps as proof of clearance.

What happens if students do not have a phone or smartphone?

Students can complete their COVID-19 pre-screening on paper form and receive a "Campus Pass" on paper at the IVC Screening Station at all campus entrances.

Social Distancing Requirements: All social distancing requirements have been lifted. In the event of an outbreak or if an employee/student has been exposed, social distancing requirements will apply. It is recommended to practice social distancing still when possible.

Screening and Contact Tracing: Starting September 7, we will restart entrance pre-screening for all persons who come on campus. Employees and students will be required to use the "Ready Education" application for pre-screening to gain access to the campus. Employees and students are also encouraged to utilize the contact tracing function on the application.

HR will notify any employee, and the Student Health Center (Lupita Castro x-6310 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) will notify any student who has been exposed to COVID-19. Employees and students shall inform HR or Student Health Center respectively if they experience symptoms or are tested positive for COVID-19. If an employee or student is fully vaccinated, they may upload this into the Ready Education application and use the vaccination pass to gain access to the campus. Contact tracing is made possible by scanning QR codes located on buildings you are accessing using your Ready Education application. Information and links on how to download the application are as follows (please note the application is titled "IVC Safe" and not Ready Education):


1. Download the IVC Safe app from the App or Google play Store

2. Complete the Pre-Screen form before you come on campus to obtain your daily Health Pass

3. Scan the QR code before you enter a building

The "IVC Safe" App

To download the IVC Safe app



Testing and Quarantine:

Vaccinated employees and students are not required to test or quarantine if exposed to COVID-19 unless they show symptoms. If a vaccinated person is exposed, they should monitor for symptoms for up to 14 days after the exposure, but they are not required to quarantine unless they start showing symptoms. Please refer to the attached flowchart for additional information and steps concerning exposure, testing positive, and/or showing symptoms. Anyone who experiences symptoms must be tested and quarantine. Testing for employees with district insurance will be covered by the insurance. Testing for all other employees and students will be covered by the District.

Unvaccinated employees and students are required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19. If an unvaccinated person is showing symptoms, they must get tested. If an unvaccinated person is not showing symptoms, they are not required to be tested, but it is encouraged.

For an easy reference, please refer to the attached decision tree to determine the proper protocol if exposed. Exposed means you have been in close contact (within 6 ft.) with an unmasked person who has exhibited symptoms or is COVID-19 positive, and the close contact was for 15 minutes or longer in duration.

Vaccination: The District is not mandating the COVID-19 vaccination at this time; however, we strongly encourage everyone to get vaccination unless they have a medical reason why they cannot. The District is offering incentives to both employees and students to get the vaccination. The District will cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccination of an employee or student. The District is also working with healthcare providers to make weekly or bi-weekly vaccination and testing available onsite.

COVID-19 Prevention: The College has procured personal protective equipment (masks, respirators, face shields, gloves) for anyone who needs them. The college is installing or has installed automatic soap dispensers, towel dispensers, water stations, plexi-glass barriers, and other equipment for the purpose of reducing the spread of the virus. Any employee or student, who has a specific request, please see your immediate supervisor or faculty respectively to make your request.

The safety of employees and students is our number one priority. Should the conditions of the pandemic or requirements change, the District will send out an update as soon as possible. Thank you for everything you do and for getting us through this pandemic together.


Imperial Valley College's Promise to Help Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19. 

Imperial Valley College, like other colleges and organizations, is actively engaged in efforts to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Our top priority is to support the health and wellbeing of our community as we continue to advance teaching and learning.

Imperial Valley College continues to align our recommendations with and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Imperial County Public Health Department and other city, state, and federal agencies.

IVC Campus Updates

COVID-19 Prevention Plan - January 2021 

The Chief Human Resources Officer has overall authority and responsibility for implementing the provisions of this CPP in our workplace. In addition, all administrators are responsible for implementing and maintaining the CPP in their assigned work areas and for ensuring employees receive answers to questions about the program in a language they understand. All employees are responsible for using safe work practices, following all directives, policies and procedures, and assisting in maintaining a safe work environment.

Click here to read our COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Return to Campus Plan - April  2021

Click Here to read our Return to Campus Plan

The COVID-19 recovery and return to campus plan is designed to provide employees and students the criteria, actions, and measures required for a gradual and safe return to campus.

May 5, 2020

Admissions and Records held their virtual forum on May 5 where they discussed graduation, transcripts, withdrawals, etc. Please click here for their virtual presentation. 

Please refer to A&R's FAQ's for any and all questions regarding Admissions and Records. 

April 20, 2020

Imperial Valley College is now open remotely after returning from Spring Break. Normal business hours have resumed remotely, meaning, all offices are available either via telephone or through Zoom. 

Please click here for additional information regarding Request For Proposals, RFP's must be submitted to the District electronically and received by the District no later than Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The digital file of the proposal must be signed in blue. 

April 10, 2020

Imperial Valley College will be closed for Spring Recess April 13th - 18th. Normal business hours will resume remotely on Monday, April 20th, 2020. The County of Imperial and Imperial County Public Health Department recently released a Health Officer Order that requires the use of face coverings in public spaces or risk being fined. Please click here for additional information on face coverings, as recommended by the CDC. 

April 3, 2020

Imperial Valley College will return to a modified Level 2 closure effective April 7, 2020. After careful consideration, Imperial Valley College Leadership determined to continue to offer instruction online for the remainder of Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. This decision is made in alignment with the recommendations from the federal government, state government and the California Community College Chancellor's Office. In addition, the Imperial County Health Officer issued an "Amended Stay at Home ORder" on April 1, 2020, which will remain in effect until further notice. Click here to read the additional information. 

April 2, 2020

Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Johnson and a panel of hosts held a Live Student Virtual Forum. The panel provided an overview of student services available to students remotely as well as academic questions or concerns. The panel consisted of Vikki Carr of A&R, Norma Nava of DSP&S, Dr. Covarrubias of Counseling, Lupita Castro of Student Health Center, Dr. Tafoya of Instruction, Lisa Seals of Financial Aid and Josue Verduzco of Tutoring. 

Please click here to watch the live virtual student forum. 

Please check back later for updated FAQs

March 20, 2020

In response to California Governor Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order, Imperial Valley College (IVC) Leadership has determined to transition to a full campus closure, Level 3 effective Friday, March 20. This will continue until further notice. Click here to read additional information

March 16, 2020

Today has been the first day of the campus closure. We want to express sincere gratitude to the faculty, staff and leadership team for working so hard to teach and serve our students during this challenging period. Click here to read additional information. 

March 13, 2020

As the situation evolved this week, your college leadership tried to keep you informed and enhanced preventive measures to minimize the spread of the virus. Our main goal is to protect our campus community while maintaining on our core purpose, which is to educate our students. Click here to read additional information

March 12, 2020

 I hope you are well. I am grateful to all of you for remaining calm and being patient. Please know that I understand that you have concerns about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). IVC leadership shares those concerns and considers the health and safety of our entire campus community a top priority. We are preparing now in case a full or partial campus closure is necessary. While we want to be prepared in the event of the need for campus closure, it is important to emphasize that as of today, there have been no positive cases of Coronavirus at Imperial Valley College. Click here for additional information. 

March 11, 2020

Imperial Valley College has developed a preliminary emergency action plan in connection with the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). As of right now, the campus is open and offering instruction and services. The Emergency Action Plan stipulates that the campus will close up to three weeks and transition to offer most instruction online should a student, faculty or staff be confirmed with COVID-19. The college is communicating with the campus community and following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention health guidelines on practicing good hygiene throughout the campus. Click here for additional information. 

How can I obtain more information?

Center for Disease Control

California Department of Public Health

Imperial County Public Health Department

Imperial Valley College



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