ECC to reopen and have a re-entry screening process starting July 19

El Camino College plans to reopen campus to the public starting July 19 after being shut down for over a year.

After closing in March 2020, the El Camino College (ECC) District is reopening the campus with help from World Back to Work (WBTW), a COVID-19 screening services consulting company to ensure the initial reopening phases will be safe, according to an email sent by ECC Student Information.

Starting on July 19, ECC will implement a COVID-19 campus re-entry screening process required for everyone to enter campus.

All students and staff at ECC must register for campus entry on an account from the WBTW website. Via an email fromĀ [email protected], individuals must create the account and complete a health questionnaire, according to the ECC campus re-entry process webpage.

After creating an account and completing the questionnaire, individuals will be told if they are allowed on campus and will be messaged a link to a unique QR code that will be needed while entering campus.

Once on campus, individuals must go to a COVID-19 screening station and show a greeter their QR code on their phone or from the station’s computer kiosk. After the sign-in process, all individuals will have their temperature taken, according to the webpage.

Students, staff, and faculty must also continue to wear masks on campus as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a new guideline instructing residents to adhere to mask mandates while indoors regardless of vaccination status starting July 18, according to an email sent by ECC Marketing and Communications on July 19.

Nasal swabbing for unvaccinated individuals was originally going to occur, but is now temporarily on hold and won’t be asked to be done due to the logistics of implementing these tests, according to the Marketing and Communications email.

For more information, a Zoom presentation on the re-entry process, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions page, are both available to view.

EDITORS NOTE: Brief information deleted and added to be up to date with updated ECC re-entry webpage on July 28.