COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement



December 8, 2021 


Dear Student, 


In preparation for intersession and spring 2022, we wanted to share the following information as it relates to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate passed by the San José Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.  The notification applies to Evergreen Valley College, San José City College, and the Milpitas Extension. 


Monday, January 3, 2022 

Effective this date, students who have not submitted COVID-19 proof of vaccination or an exemption request based on disability/medical or sincerely held religious belief will have a hold placed on their educational record preventing them from course registration and from making changes to their course schedules for intersession and spring 2022.  Holds will be removed once students submit their COVID-19 proof of vaccination or an exemption request. 


Friday, January 14, 2022 

This date will serve as the deadline for students to submit their COVID-19 proof of vaccination or exemption request based on medical/disability or sincerely held religious belief.  Students who fail to meet the deadline will be administratively withdrawn from in-person and hybrid courses for spring 2022.  Administratively withdrawn students will not be guaranteed to be able to re-enroll in the same in-person and hybrid courses for spring 2022.  Students will remain enrolled in online courses only. 


Online Courses and Online Student Services 

For intersession and spring 2022, students who are enrolled exclusively in online courses will NOT be required to show COVID-19 proof of vaccination status.  This applies only to students who are not enrolled in hybrid or in-person courses and who will not seek on-campus student services. 


If students do enter campus at any point during the term, they will be expected to meet the requirements of the mandate for in-person students. 


If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact: 

San José City College  

(408) 288-3708

Milpitas Extension 

(408) 947-5352 

 Evergreen Valley College

(408) 781-0420 

 Thank you for your attention to this important matter.  The health and safety of our students, employees, and the greater community is paramount and we appreciate your support. 




Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, Ed.D. Rowena M. Tomaneng, Ed.D. 

President, Evergreen Valley College President, San José City College 

Submitting proof of vaccination

Students may now submit their proof of vaccination electronically by accessing SJCC's MyHealth portal links to an external site.

To upload a picture of your hard copy vaccination card or digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record, please refer to the step-by-step Directions for Uploading Your Student Vaccination Record. Links to an external site.

Students may request an exemption due to medical/disability or a sincerely held religious belief. 

Medical/disability exemption requires a licensed physician or advanced practice nurse licensed in a jurisdiction of the United States to provide documentation on the reasons for requesting an accommodation due to a disability or serious medical condition. 

The COVID-19 Medical Exemption Request Form can be accessed online or in the MyHealth portal under downloadable forms.

The completed COVID-19 Medical Exemption Request Form must be uploaded to the MyHealth Portal under Downloadable Forms. Select Upload under the  Students only-COVID Medical/Disability Exemption Form. Click on the  Save button after you upload the completed document.

Religious belief exemption requires a written statement describing the reason for the request and must include:  

  • An explanation of the reason for exemption, including a description of the religious principle that guides your objection. 
  • An indication of whether this religious belief constitutes an objection to all immunizations or only this vaccine; if it is not an objection to all immunizations, you must explain the religious basis for not receiving this particular vaccine (COVID-19). 

Written statements must be signed and submitted using the Religious Beliefs Exemption Form Links to an external site.


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