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Healthy Return to Campus

At Porterville College, the safety of our students, classified professionals, faculty, and community is our first priority.


Instructions for visiting Campus

Beginning November 1, 2021, Kern Community College District (KCCD) implemented a vaccination requirement that includes one-time and continuous visitors to the Porterville College campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the college is continuing to limit uninvited visitors to campus. Visitors to Porterville College must participate in a mandatory health screening.


Procedures for Uninvited Visitors (Less than 1 Hour):

Those people who are coming to campus for quick business taking less than one hour can be issued a temporary pass.  You will have your temperature taken and, if you show no symptoms of illness, will be given a pass that allows you access to campus to do SHORT TERM Business (counseling/advising appointments, registration, bill payment, etc.). 

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND CLASS WITH A SHORT-TERM PASS.  Short-term passes can be picked up at the front counter in the AC building at the front of campus. (See Campus Map here).


Procedures for Invited Vaccinated Visitors (Continuous/Routine):

Vaccinated visitors or visitors who come to campus routinely for college-related matters must submit their proof of vaccination by completing the Submit Proof of Vaccination Form two to three business days prior to the visitor’s arrival to campus. The visitor MUST authorize and upload their digital vaccination card to receive a GREEN Campus Pass each time when completing the COVID Screening Web Check-In Form for each visiting day.

On the day of the visit, the visitor must complete the COVID Screening Web Check-In Form to obtain a GREEN Campus Pass, which will be emailed to them within five minutes of submission. The email address used on the Submit Proof of Vaccination Form must match the email used on the COVID Screening Web Check-In Form.


Procedures for Invited Unvaccinated Visitors (One Day Visit):

Unvaccinated Visitors or visitors accessing campus who come to campus for reasons other than events open to the public will need to upload a COVID test showing a negative result no longer than 72-hours prior to the campus visit. At-home tests are not accepted. UPLOAD COVID TEST RESULTS HERE.

On the morning of the campus visit, the Visitor must complete the COVID Screening Web Check-In Form to obtain a GREEN Campus Pass, which will be emailed to them within five minutes of submission. The email address used on the COVID Screening Web Check-In Form must match the email used on the UPLOAD COVID TEST RESULTS FORM. This pass is only usable for the one-day requested. If the visitor receives a RED Campus Pass the day of the visit, the visitor will not be allowed to come to campus.



Registered students coming to campus for classes or other business MUST first screen in with the KCCD app and have a GREEN pass (see this page or use this link for instructions on using the app).  As per the KCCD, all students must be fully vaccinated or have received an approved exemption to come to campus.  Proof of full vaccination must be submitted to the KCCD app. ALL EXEMPTIONS must be approved by the PC COVID Screening team.



All faculty and staff MUST first screen in with the KCCD app and have a GREEN pass before coming to campus (see this page or use this link for instructions on using the app). As per the KCCD, all faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated or have received an approved exemption to come to campus.  Proof of full vaccination must be submitted to the KCCD app. ALL EXEMPTIONS must be approved by the PC COVID Screening team.


When you come to campus, you will need to scan QR codes in every area you visit with the KCCD app to check-in and out of your classes and work areas.

Below is detailed information about our Healthy Return to Campus protocols.

ANY student who has not submitted their proof of vaccination or applied for an exemption before registering for classes will no longer be allowed to attend on-campus classes or visit the campus for any reason (you will be given a red pass in the KCCD Campus Pass App). Your ability to register for in-person classes may also be affected. Read more »


Vaccination Resolution

At the August 12 Kern Community College District Board Meeting, the board unanimously passed a resolution directing the chancellor to develop and implement a COVID vaccine requirement to increase vaccination rates for students, faculty, and staff. Please contact your campus human resources department with any questions. You can also email the COVID-19 team from your site with any questions or concerns:


Frequently Asked Questions

Exemption Requests

Other Forms


Information on using the KCCD App: Click each header below to expand.

As I return to Porterville College, I understand I have a role in the fight against COVID-19. I commit to responsible actions and to being an accountable member of both PC and the Porterville community.

I pledge to uphold this ideal every day by:

  • Following public health guidelines in place to help protect myself and others.
  • Protecting myself and others in high-traffic areas of campus or situations where physical distancing isn’t possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Keeping my hands clean and sanitized while on campus, in my community, and at home.
  • Adhering to capacity limits in social situations to prevent high-spread scenarios.
  • Modifying my actions and encouraging others to do the same as guidelines and recommendations adapt over time.
  • Providing accurate and honest information during all screening and contract tracing activities.

By taking the pledge to keep Porterville College in good health, I accept responsibility for myself and my actions and will do my best to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For instructions on downloading the KCCD Mobile App Daily Health Check and Contact Tracing and other helpful information, click on this image:


If you do not have a smart phone, use this Web Form for self-screening.

A Healthy Return to Campus FAQs

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Yes, the majority of our classes will be held in-person this Fall semester, we will also be offering classes and programs either fully or partially on-line for those who choose to attend that way. Please check the schedule of classes carefully to see if your classes are online or on-site. If in doubt, check with the class instructor or a Counselor.

Download the KCCD Mobile App. Visit the Healthy Return to Campus app instructions for step-by-step information on the screening app.

All Student Services are available on campus during our regular office hours. 

You need to do a self-screening each day. You will receive a green campus pass if you are approved to come to campus. Each campus pass is good for 24hours and will reset each day.

If you do not have access to a thermometer at home, you can use one of the touchless thermometer devices located on campus. Pres the Campus Map tile in the app for a map of these locations on campus. NOTE: Please be aware that if you receive a RED pass after checking your temperature on campus, you must return home and contact your instructor.

If you are cleared, you will receive confirmation and are able to go to class. Just remember to wear your face mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands.

A “Red” pass means do not go to campus. Please notify your instructor or supervisor and call your primary health care provider. Students may also contact PC Timely Care for further care.

Contact your instructor for class-specific information or visit your college alert pages on the PC web site.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you can self-report to the Kern Community College District by emailing covid19@portervillecollege.edu

The KCCD App is available from the App store of the Google Play store at the following links:

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/apple-store/id1547484922

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.readyeducation.kerncc

Yes. Turn on your automatic update feature on your phone so you don’t miss any updates.

You can screen and receive a campus pass using the online webform, located on the PC Website.

If any student or employee tests positive for COVID they are required to notify the District at covid19@portervillecollege.edu . Employees must also notify their Supervisor or HR of a positive test or RED Pass.

No, you can request a free parking permit on our PortervilleCollege.edu home page.

YES. Face masks are required everywhere on campus.

PC Map - Daily Health Check Locations

Student Health

Visit TimelyCare.com/pc for details.