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City student, faculty among plaintiffs suing SDCCD over COVID-19 requirements

Lawsuit alleges SDCCD’s requirements violate civil rights and amount to religious discrimination
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor April 15, 2022
A San Diego City College faculty member and an alum are among a group of employees and students suing three Southern California community college districts alleging the district's COVID-19 vaccine, testing and masking requirements violated their civil rights.
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San Diego Convention Center

VIDEO/RADIO: Pandemic restrictions easing at large events in the state

The story is featured on this week's edition of CTTV's Newscene
Jakob McWhinney, Operations Manager March 24, 2022
COVID-19 restrictions are continuing to be eased in California. Beginning April 1, the state's Department of Public Health will lift requirements that individuals attending “indoor mega events” present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test.
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SDCCD to require booster shots for fall 2022 in-person classes

The district’s requirement that individuals be masked on campuses will remain in effect after statewide mandate ends
Jakob McWhinney February 16, 2022
The San Diego Community College District announced on Feb. 15 that beginning in fall 2022 all students who attend in-person classes will be required to have received a COVID-19 booster shot.
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Santa reminds visitors to wear masks

PODCAST: City College philosophy professor discusses ethics of vaccination

COVID-19 and vaccinations have driven a wedge between many family members
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 21, 2021
In this episode, a frustrated grandmother and a man hurt by his twin brother’s refusal to get vaccinated leave messages. Host Jakob McWhinney also speaks to a philosophy professor about the ethics of vaccination, and how to ethically navigate the holidays.
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Relief palpable for City College students returning for in-person learning

Campus requires proof of vaccination or exception and weekly testing
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist August 25, 2021
San Diego City College welcomed students back for the first time since March 2020 on Aug. 23. And for students pursuing majors in subjects that do not translate to remote learning easily, the relief is palpable.
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SDCCD requires COVID-19 vaccine

BREAKING: SDCCD mandates COVID-19 vaccine for fall 2021

The decision comes almost a month after major university systems in the state announce their vaccination requirements
Katia Pechenkina, News Editor May 19, 2021
San Diego Community College District will require students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for in-person learning for the fall semester, according to a statement shared on social media.
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Universities will required vaccines

VIDEO: Major university systems to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall

California community colleges decision still to come
Katia Pechenkina, Multimedia Journalist May 14, 2021
Across the nation, a growing number of universities announced their plans to require students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the fall 2021 semester.
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Distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine continues. Canva photo

VIDEO: Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused until late April

Halt in distribution comes from federal recommendation
Devon Doane, Multimedia Journalist April 16, 2021
The Center for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration recommended a pause on distributing the Johnson and Johnson vaccine until further review, which is expected to take place on April 23.
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ECC vaccine site

NOTEBOOK: SDCCD partners with the county to distribute vaccinations

Voting also opens for Golden Awards and Career Fest coming to City College
The San Diego Community College District has partnered with San Diego County to assist in distributing vaccines to underrepresented communities.
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Gavin Newsom and George Lopez

VIDEO: California to set aside 40% of vaccines for underrepresented communities

The plan is a first in the nation
Katia Pechenkina, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene March 5, 2021
California is planning to begin distributing 40% of its coronavirus vaccine doses to the most vulnerable communities. The latest is in this week’s episode of Newscene, the award-winning student-produced weekly newscast.
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Vaccine

VIDEO: FDA recommends Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine as eligibility expands in San Diego County

New vaccination sites opening in Otay Mesa and Lemon Grove
Katia Pechenkina, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene February 26, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use on Friday, a day before new sites open in San Diego County.
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SDSU

VIDEO: SDSU cancels spring break due to COVID-19 fears

Four "rest and recovery" days will be added to the spring term
Ben Guadarrama, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene December 4, 2020
San Diego State University has canceled its traditional spring break for the 2021 semester.
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