SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Source: Santa Barbara City College

At a special Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees meeting held on August 5, 2021, the Board passed Resolution No. 1 COVID-19 Immunization. The resolution requires that on Oct. 1, 2021, or upon issuance of final FDA approval for at least one COVID-19 vaccine – whichever comes earlier – all students and employees and members of the public must provide valid documentation of “full” COVID-19 vaccination (as defined by the U.S. Center for Disease Control) to SBCC as a condition of (a) entering an SBCC campus building, (b) attending an in-person SBCC class, or (c) using a service located off-campus for obtaining an approved exemption based on medical, disability, religious grounds, or a deferral based on pregnancy.

With the new resolution, SBCC joins other institutions of higher education, including California State University and the University of California, in instituting a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all individuals who enter its college facilities.

“This pandemic has created an ever evolving and unpredictable environment that will continue with the introduction of new variants,” said Interim Superintendent/President Dr. Helen Benjamin. “Our vaccination requirement is to ensure the health and safety of our students and employees.”

Current safety protocols remain in place for anyone entering SBCC campuses, including 1) face coverings required indoors for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals; 2) mandatory health questionnaire completed with a “cleared” status via SBCC's Healthy Roster system before entering campus buildings; and 3) social distancing recommended, regardless of vaccination status.

The Board-approved Resolution No. 1 COVID-19 Immunization can be found here...

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Byzantium Aug 07, 2021 02:40 PM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

We heard from this small concentrated group of faculty members, who don't want to go back to the classrooms and use "personal safety" as their excuse. Where is the survey from the students. How do they feel about facing forced experimental injections as their own price of admission back into those same classrooms?

dukemunson Aug 10, 2021 10:28 AM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

The far left is embracing fascism. You can latch on to its definition from the early 20th century to deny it, but you can’t deny it’s current prevalence on the far left. A desire to control and dictate all aspects of life. And its truly ruining the left. It’s maddening (and sad) how off the rails the far left and far right have gone.

Byzantium Aug 10, 2021 10:07 AM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

"Neo-cons" refer to the Liz Cheney military-industrial complex loving minority members of the GOP party. Not sure why this term gets tossed around here as a pejorative substitute for conservatives in general. Hope we can end this gratuitous name-calling in lieu of substantive and topical responses.

Voice of Reason Aug 10, 2021 10:02 AM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Well the liberals are acting like fascists then. Who is it forcing their will on others? Determining what others can say, speak or do? Advocating for increased government control over our lives? You yourself have called for harm or imprisonments for people who don’t want to take the vaccine. I think you should look up the definition of fascists, the only thing that doesn’t match the current liberal attitude are the words “far right” , even then, over the past decade the left/center/right line doesn’t fit the classical definition, these days it’s more of a figure eight.

PitMix Aug 10, 2021 09:12 AM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Careful Duke, your neocon labels are showing. A liberal is the antithesis of a facist, by definition. You and Trump, on the other hand, seem very comfortable with facist viewpoints. Imagine what Trump could have done if he was smart enough to get the military on his side?

PitMix Aug 09, 2021 02:47 PM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

"Experimental" vaccines used on 190,000,000 US Citizens so far with the number of adverse effects about 10,000 if you include the J&J vaccine. Moderna and Pfizer numbers are much lower. Number of dead US Citizens is more than 600,000. Trick question: which group poses more risk, unvax or vax? Ans: If you don't know by now, you'll never figure it out.

WaveTheory. Aug 07, 2021 02:30 PM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Vote in May. We don't like it. Vote again in June. We Really don't like it. We're now going to investigate for your "past transgressions". Do we have confidence in you? Now, we're going to Vote One MORE TIME. We may not like you now. Your pensions are on the line. So what says you! Okay okay, you've twisted our arms... We acquiesce. Threatening tactics work the best. Who has time for critical thought if it's not a theory! Oh boy. Can't wait for the September vote! Only makes sense since we're dealing with a dynamic and ever changing science project. Wait, what? There will be no more voting? You got the vote you wanted? So lock it in time?

BoomerSooner Aug 07, 2021 09:09 AM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Requiring young people to be vaccinated, many of who likely have already had asymptomatic cases of the virus is, well, stupid.
Vaccine passports are a bad idea and are just another thinly veiled attempt to segregate our society.
My body, my choice.

PitMix Aug 10, 2021 10:52 AM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Again, the scientists have said it is unclear if a prior infection with a different variant is as helpful as the vaccine against the Delta variant. They recommend the vaccine and very few people with the vax have died from the delta. What happened to common sense? The US doesn't seem to think commonly or be sensible at all, these days.

a-1628348288 Aug 07, 2021 07:58 AM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Applause for this vote and the actual implementation of science into practice. As for the one vote against it on the basis that somehow it would hamper access to the school--what nonsense. The vaccine is widely available and free. The only access problem is the energy it takes to proceed and the ability to think rationally.

SBLetsGetAlong Aug 07, 2021 07:30 AM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Why are the vaxed afraid of the unvaxed?
If the vax works, why the fear and pressure applied to those who have consciously chosen to not take the jab?

It’s either the vax doesn’t work or just plain mob mentality.

Heart disease is the no 1 killer, killing over 600,000 Americans every year. No 1 causes, smoking & obesity.
Go get rid of all smoking, fast food, sugary food. Impose restrictions on overweight people so they don’t keep overeating.

The unvaxed don’t affect the vaxed. Do it’s to the same argument, an overweight person doesn’t affect a fit person.

ChemicalSuperFreak Aug 07, 2021 04:36 PM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

AHCHOOO:

1. Fully vaccinated people can be infected.

2. Fully vaccinated people who are infected have very high viral loads and can spread COVID.

3. Variants are created though mutations caused by polymerase enzymes.

4. Polymerase enzymes (and reverse transcriptase) are not affected by vaccinations, thus vaccinated people can still generate new variants.

5. Mutations caused by functional polymerases (and reverse transcriptase) in vaccinated people will inevitably generate some antibody resistant variants though the process of artificial selection, with the vaccine-derived antibodies functioning as the selectable marker.

Ahchooo Aug 07, 2021 08:13 AM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

The more the virus spreads, the more variants occur. So yes, the unvaxxed do affect the vaxxed. Whether our local unvaxxed are more of a problem than the billions of unvaxxed across the planet, that’s another question. Variants arising in other countries might take a while to get to us, but they likely will get here. Still, we should do what we can, right here, right now.

KevinSB Aug 06, 2021 11:12 PM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Apparently the trusty trustees did read how flimsy these recommendations are? This is Johns Hopkins medical school where he points out CDC hasn’t compared risks of Covid and risks of
Vaccinated for children. Shouldn’t we protect our young people until FDA review is complete?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/fda-ivermectin-covid-19-coronavirus-masks-anti-science-11627482393?st=v8u2gqfbycrv9r2&reflink=article_copyURL_share

Byzantium Aug 06, 2021 08:04 PM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Good way to downsize SBCC enrollments. Something they needed to do for a long time. SBCC's long history marketing to out of district, out of state and out of country students, had overwhelmed the local housing supply, added to IV crimes, heavy campus traffic, and forced parking in all the surrounding neighborhoods. Good to put a chill on all this, so the Mesa and IV can breathe again. No SBCC and UCSB student rush for this area's limited housing supply during the school year, opens up one more housing unit for those who want to live and work here full time.

LooseCannon Aug 06, 2021 05:19 PM
SBCC Board Approves Resolution to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Yes, this is a positive development. Now it is time for grocery stores, gyms, department stores, pharmacies, bars, and every other business in the city to follow suit.

The mask mandate is BS. It is time for a vaccine mandate.

New York City has it right. Vaccine mandate for entry to all businesses and public offices. No mask mandate.

Let's do this!

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