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Important Update – LBCC Student COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Lifted

On February 28, 2023, the State of California officially ended the COVID-19 state of emergency and dropped its mandate requiring the COVID-19 vaccination for K-12 students. In alignment with the recommendation of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the continued guidance under the Los Angeles County and Long Beach City Health Departments, Long Beach City College (LBCC) will no longer require vaccination for its students, effective March 1, 2023. 

CDPH continues to strongly recommend COVID-19 immunization for students and staff to keep everyone safer in and out of the classroom.  Although LBCC has removed the mandatory submission of COVID-19 vaccination records for students due to the virus moving into the endemic stage, we will continue to be responsive to health conditions and guidance from the local and regional health departments, having systems in place to reinstitute previous health protocols should that become necessary. COVID-19 vaccination is still required for all LBCC employees.

Here is what all students, LBCC employees, and visitors should know before they come to campus.

  • Students and employees will continue to comply with the vaccine mandate approved by the Board of Trustees on October 21, 2021.
  • Masking is strongly recommended, but not required in outdoor or indoor settings.  This includes classrooms, offices, library and tutoring areas, the bookstore, the cafeteria, and Athletics areas.
  • Visitors attending outdoor and indoor events/activities are not required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test, in alignment with public health orders. Masks are encouraged, but not required.
  • Long Beach City College continues to adjust to the conditions and with guidance provided by the CDC, as well as from state, regional and local health authorities.