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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the SBCC Community

College Status

All of Santa Barbara City College’s campuses have reopened for fall with some in-person classes and services. Certain services and locations hours are modified, so be sure to search for what you are looking for on this website or contact departments and locations directly to confirm their hours. Other classes and services are being provided online or in a hybrid format.

Effective October 1, 2021, you must be fully vaccinated to enter a college building and/or attend an in-person class. Students, faculty and staff may upload their proof of vaccination here.

In alignment with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Order, face masks are required for all (regardless of vaccination status) when indoors on campus, except when alone in a closed office or room. 

COVID-19 Dashboard

Last updated: November 18, 2021

Active cases*
Cases of school-based transmission
Total Approved Exemptions
Total Vaccinations
Total Cases (Fall 2021)

*Active cases are defined as positive test results within the last 10 days of both students and employees

COVID-19 Testing

Time Date Location Notes
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mondays Sports Pavilion Balcony No appointment needed
8 a.m. - noon Tuesdays Administration Building, Room 162 Appointment preferred, not required
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays Schott Campus, Room 6 Appointment preferred, not required
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesdays Sports Pavilon Balcony No appointment needed
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursdays Administration Building, Room 162 Appointment preferred, not required
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Thursdays Wake Campus - Copy Room Appointment preferred, not required

*For more times and locations please contact a COVID-19 Coordinator 
**For free off campus testing please go to LHI Testing or dial 211

Call for Results


(Tuesday and Thursday Lab)
(888) 332-7729


(Monday and Wednesday Lab)
(562) 592-2890

Santa Barbara County Data

SB County COVID Community Dashboard

Contact our COVID Response Team!

COVID Response Coordinator Team

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Masks are required indoors in all campus facilities regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional outdoors.

  • As of October 1, 2021, vaccination - or a combination of an approved exemption,  weekly negative COVID-19 tests, and wearing a KN/N-95 mask - will be required for all students, faculty, and staff to enter any college building, teaching location or in-person class.

    Members of the public 12+* years old visiting campus on a limited basis and entering any college building or facility are also subject to this requirement, and must show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within the prior 72 hours, and complete a health survey by texting SAFESBCC to (805) 301-6578.

    *Starting January 1, 2022 children 5+ years old will need proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test to attend indoor events on campus.

    Read the Board Resolution here.

  • You must fill out the Healthy Roster survey, visit a check-in table on-campus and be cleared for entry, and pick up your daily wristband. More information about what you need to bring to check-in and get a wristband is available here.

  • Students: you can request a student ID be mailed to you or you may get one in person at the Office of Student Life in Campus Center. Stickers can also be applied to your existing ID at the Office of Student Life. Check website for hours.

    Employees: Visit Campus Safety for ID cards and stickers.

  • Do not come to campus. Fill out Healthy Roster so that the COVID Response Team can initiate the contact tracing process.

For Students

  • You must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. You must fill out the Healthy Roster survey, visit a check-in table on-campus and be cleared for entry, and pick up your daily wristband. More information about what you need to bring to check-in and get a wristband is available here.

  • No, you only need to check in and get your wristband once daily. If you lose your wristband, please return to a check-in table to get another one.

  • You will not be allowed in classrooms or other offices/service areas without a wristband. For the health and safety of all on campus, please plan to arrive in time to receive a wristband. If you are running late, a few more minutes to get a wristband is preferable to not getting one and then not being able to attend your in-person class.

  • If you are partially vaccinated, please speak with your instructor about options for accommodating you until you are fully vaccinated. You may also be able to apply for a Partial Vaccination Deferral which could allow you to come to campus with a weekly negative COVID-19 test and an N-95 mask.

  • You will be contacted by a member of the COVID Response Team. They will give you further instructions and information.

  • Yes! Fall 2021 Student Services in-person hours are:

    Tuesday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Thursday: noon - 4 p.m.

    Remote services continue to be provided over Zoom as well.

  • Yes! Fall 2021 hours for the CLRC:

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Yes! Fall 2021 hours for the Luria Library:

    Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Sundays: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Yes! East Campus Cafeteria hours for Fall 2021:

    Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Yes! SBCC Campus Store Hours for Fall 2021:

    Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • With the return to in-person classes, parking enforcement has also begun starting with the Fall 2021 semester. For more info on obtaining a parking permit, click here.

  • While SBCC strongly recommends vaccination to help reduce the impact of the Delta variant on the community, vaccination is only a requirement to enter SBCC campus buildings or teaching locations. If you are taking only online classes and do not anticipate needing to enter any campus buildings or teaching locations, then we do not need to verify your vaccination status at this time.

  • The Office of Student Life in CC 217 is open:

    Tuesday from 2-6 p.m.
    Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Thursday from Noon - 4 p.m.

Return to Campus

Campus Circle

Healthy Roster

Coming on-campus this Fall Semester?  Here's what you need to know about checking in

West Campus Coastal View

Coming to Campus

Planning to come to campus this year?  Find out what you'll need to know before you arrive

West campus path

Course Modality Change FAQ

Receive a message saying that your course has moved from on-campus to online and have questions? 

What about face masks

Face masks are required in public areas indoors. Face masks or physical distancing are required outdoors.

SB County Public Health Updated Face Mask Guidance

Guía Actualizada de Cubrebocas de Salud Pública del Condado de SB


IDC Building

Business Services Projects

See how Business Services is working to return staff, faculty, and students back to campus safely

Campus Tree

Human Resources

Planning a visit or preparing to return to campus?  Visit HR's Return to Campus page to learn more

Public Health Resources

SB County Health

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department


CA Dept. Public Health

California Department of Public Health



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention