AVC Top Things To Know

Daily Self-Screening 

  • All students and employees who plan to be on campus need to complete the daily Self-Screening.
As a reminder, please do not come to campus if you are sick. If you are having symptoms, complete the Self-Screening to alert PubSEG.

Please report all positive COVID-19 cases or symptoms to avc@pubseg.com.

Please note that as guidance changes, updates will be posted in this newsletter.

Los Angeles County has not changed mask requirements at this time:

Mask Guidance - Strongly recommended while indoors to protect yourself and others. Masking and vaccinations are your best defense.

Face coverings will continue to be provided to employees as requested for optional use regardless of vaccination status and can be worn without fear of retaliation.

For face coverings or PPE supplies, please complete this request form.
COVID testing will continue into the Fall semester

Testing is available Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm in the Stadium Ticket Office (no appointment is needed, walk-up only). Enter the parking lot from Avenue K and 32nd St West. Open to the public.

Due to changes in federal funding, please read the following carefully:

  • All employees and students will be required to present their personal identification, AVC ID card, and insurance card if they have insurance. Please note the following:
  • No charge to you after your insurance is billed 
  • If you do not have insurance, charges may apply

  • Members of the public with insurance will be required to present their personal identification and insurance card. Please note the following:
  • No charge to you after your insurance is billed

  • Members of the public without insurance will be charged as follows:
  • $40 - Rapid Antigen 
  • $100 - Laboratory-confirmed PCR 
  • $140 - Both 

Please report COVID cases or exposures

  • All employee and student COVID-related illnesses and exposures are reported to Public Safety and Economic Growth (PubSEG), a third party vendor who manages AVC’s contact tracing.

  • For general questions please leave a message on the AVC COVID line at (661) 722-6330.
Total positive cases on campus since Summer 2020: 694
  • 19 new cases for the week ending August 5, 2022
  • The total number encompasses students, staff, construction workers, and vendors. It reflects people who were on campus that tested positive within 14 days of their positive test or from when their symptoms began. This is not an indication of a person being exposed on campus.
Current Statistics

City of Lancaster/Palmdale
  • Total Cases: 57,039 (Lancaster), 59,699 (Palmdale)  
  • Total Deaths: 447 (Lancaster), 454 (Palmdale) 
  • Hospitalizations: AVMC (Lancaster) 23, Palmdale Regional 8
  • Received 1+ dose: 102,208 (Lancaster), 113,887 (Palmdale) 
  • % Vaccinated 1+ dose: (Age 6 months+): 63.5% (Lancaster), 72.4% (Palmdale) 
  • Fully vaccinated: 101,792 (Lancaster), 104,562 (Palmdale)
  • % Fully vaccinated (Age 6 months+): 67.4% (Lancaster), 70.6% (Palmdale)

County of Los Angeles
  • Cases (Daily): 4,864
  • Total Cases: 3,325,622
  • Testing Positivity Rate: 14.27% 
  • Adjusted Case Rate: 45.4
  • Total Deaths: 32,826
  • Hospitalizations: 1,206
  • Vaccines Administered: 19,536,968
  • % Vaccinated (Age 6 months+): 80.6% (one dose), 73% (fully) 

State of California
  • Cases (Daily Avg): 15,128
  • Total Cases: 10,024,326
  • Testing Positivity Rate: 14.4%  
  • Adjusted Case Rate: 37.7
  • Deaths (Daily Avg): 31
  • Total Deaths: 93,056
  • Hospitalizations: 1,206
  • Vaccines Administered: 78,998,017
  • % Vaccinated (Age 6 months +): 71.8% (one dose), 58.5% (fully)
Please note that all vaccination data now reflects age 6 months and older.
Additional Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Residential households in the U.S. can now order a third round of 8 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

Can I get medication to prevent COVID-19?

Yes, if you cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccination for medical reasons or if you are moderately or severely immunocompromised. The medication, called Evusheld, is used before you are exposed to COVID-19. It is given to prevent you from getting infected. It is given by injection to people ages 12 and over who weigh at least 88lbs. For more information, visit ph.lacounty.gov/covidmedicines and talk to your doctor.
Can I get medication to treat COVID-19?

If you have symptoms and you test positive for COVID-19 AND you are at higher risk for getting very sick, there are medicines you can take to help keep you out of the hospital. You may be eligible for treatment if you are age 65 and older OR regardless of your age on the advice of a medical provider. Some of the medicines are taken by mouth (oral treatment) and some are given by injection. 

There are several different ways to get COVID-19 medications. 
  • Your doctor can write you a prescription. 
  • You can use a federal Test to Treat program, or you can call the Public Health

Tele-Health Service (available seven days a week from 8:00 am - 8:30 pm at 833-540-0473). 

These test to treat services provide access to COVID-19 testing, evaluation, and if you are eligible, oral COVID-19 treatment. If you are higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19, contact your doctor or a test to treat service right away, even if your symptoms are mild. Don’t delay: the medicines work best when they are given as soon as possible after symptoms start. For more information on the medications and how to get them, visit ph.lacounty.gov/covidmedicines.

Make An Appointment for a Vaccine:

To learn how to make an appointment at other vaccination sites, what verifications patients will need to show at your vaccination appointment, and much more, visit:

Residents without an email address or computer access may call the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 833-422-4255 (M-F 8am - 8am, Sat-Sun 8am - 5pm) for assistance.

Residents with disabilities or without computer access may call 833-540-0473 between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm, 7 days a week for assistance with appointments.

Links to Guidance/Health Orders

Los Angeles County Public Health Department

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Important information for Antelope Valley College community published by the Office of Marketing & Public Information. Upon request five business days before the event, reasonable accommodation will be provided to facilitate the participation of covered individuals with disabilities. Call (661) 722-6360.