This message was sent via email to Foothill-De Anza district employees by Chancellor Judy Miner

 May 5, 2022

Indoor Masking Requirement Update 

Dear Colleagues,

At our March meeting, the Consultation Task Force asked me to provide updated guidance in May about our indoor masking requirement. Thank you to task force members who recently surveyed their constituents regarding potential changes to the current face mask requirement. It was helpful to learn that there is a wide diversity of opinion about how we should proceed for the remainder of spring quarter. 

The Chancellor’s Advisory Council (CAC) will meet on Friday, May 20, and I will ask them to approve one of the following changes to AP 3507 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement.  

Indoor masking will become optional as of: 

  1. May 31, following Memorial Day 
  2. June 24, Graduation Day 

The CAC’s May 20 agenda will provide a summary of the survey results that were submitted by the Faculty Association, California School Employees Association, Association of Classified Employees, Administrative Management Association, De Anza Student Services, and the De Anza, Foothill, and Central Services classified senates. 

As we continue to move toward a “new normal” for in-person activities, I want to share how uplifting it has been to attend recent major gatherings such as Foothill’s Day on the Hill and De Anza’s Enrollment Day where more than 650 and 800 participants, respectively, remind us of the opportunities to regain on-campus vibrancy that we have lacked for more than two years. I can only imagine how many community members we will see at the reopening of De Anza’s Flea Market on May 7! 

Thank you for your unparalleled resilience on behalf of our students and each other!

Warmest regards, 

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