Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the SBCC Community
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.
Last updated: November 18, 2021
*Active cases are defined as positive test results within the last 10 days of both students and employees
|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|
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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.
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.