January 26, 2022 – Santa Fe College has acquired and distributed N95 masks for use by faculty when teaching in-person classes at the college. The masks have been distributed to academic departments and are available at North West Campus and all SF Educational Centers. If an SF employee wishes to obtain one of the N95 masks, contact your department manager. If your department is out of N95 masks, contact Raqual Crawford at [email protected] to arrange to obtain the masks. Employees can also contact [email protected] for assistance in obtaining an n95 mask.
Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced it would make 400 million N95 masks available for free starting next week. The masks would be distributed by pharmacies and community health centers.
Santa Fe College officials emphasize the need for the entire college community to take the necessary steps to protect themselves and the community as a whole. Wearing a face mask is one of the most important steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. The college has also promoted the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine, practicing physical distancing and frequent hand washing as measures to protect the college community.
Because the omicron variant of COVID-19 is extremely contagious and transmissible, SF has seen a surge in cases among students and employees. Although less likely to cause serious illness, especially among those up to date with vaccinations, the college has remained committed to ensuring that anyone who tests positive, has symptoms or anyone who is unvaccinated who has exposure known to someone with COVID-19 to avoid all SF properties for 10 days.
Santa Fe College will soon announce details of a voluntary vaccination incentive program, similar to the one the college hosted in the fall.
All official college safety protocols regarding the pandemic are available on SF’s COVID-19 page.