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COVID-19 Info & Resources


OCC COVID-19 Vaccine POD is located in the College's Ronnenberg Center for Environmental Sustainability (next to the OCC Recycling Center) on 

MONDAYS (8:30AM-11:30AM), THURSDAYS (4PM-8PM) & SATURDAYS (9AM-2:30PM). You may register through the OTHENA app ( and walk-ins are also welcomed.  

*COVID-19 Vaccine: Everyone age 12 and above is eligible for the vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine is free for all regardless of immigration status. View updates from the Orange County COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

For COVID-19 Vaccine information, please view:COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for College Students. Find a COVID-19 Vaccine here​ or schedule an appointment on My Turn. Below are additional registration sites to register for the COVID-19 vaccine:

If You Have Been Exposed to a Person with COVID-19

If you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, it may take up to 14 days to know if you will get sick. It is important that you follow specific quarantine or isolation instructions from your healthcare provider or health department. Check your health two times each day for 14 days after an exposure to someone who is ill. Follow the steps below to check and record your health status:

  1. Do health checks every morning and every night:
    • Take your temperature and/or that of impacted family members.
    • In addition to fever, be alert for any other symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, sore throat, muscle or body aches, headache, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Write your temperature and any symptoms in the log included in the CDC Temperature Log.
    • Write family members' temperatures and symptoms in their own logs.
    • Please view CDC - COVID-19 Temperature Log.
  2. If your health department asks you to report your temperature and any symptoms, follow their instructions
  3. Stay home away from others until 14 days after your last exposure: 
    • If possible, separate yourself from other household members that were not exposed especially those at higher-risk from getting very sick from COVID-19. Maintain physical distance (at least 6 feet) and wear a mask around other people or animals in or outside of the home.   
  4. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms such as fever (fever is 100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, body aches, sore throat, etc.:
    • Call your doctor or local Health Department, Orange County Health Care Agency at 800-564-8448 for testing recommendations.  Remind them that you are self-monitoring. 

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent chest pain or pressure
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
*This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. 

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19. 

How to Get Tested

Learn More about OC COVID-19 Testing Resources

Are you experiencing symptoms of COVID-19? Call your doctor. 

Emergency Clinics

(Call to confirm hours and insurance accepted)

Memorial Care Medical Group

17762 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach

(877) 696-3622

Monday through Friday from 9 am to 9 pm; 

Weekends 9 am to 5 pm 

*accepts Aetna for OCC International Students


Costa Mesa Medical Clinic
745 W. 19th Street, Suite F, Costa Mesa 
(949) 574-0210 
Monday through Friday 8 am to 7pm; 

Weekends 8 am to 1 pm 

*low cost

Carbon Health 

1421 W MacArthur Blvd, #E, Santa Ana 

(714) 710-3030

Monday through Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

*accepts Aetna for OCC International Students

MedPost Urgent Care
3195 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 
(714) 263-0227
Monday through Sunday 8 am to 8 pm


Xpress Urgent Care

131 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa

(949) 548-8400

Monday through Sunday 8 am to 8 pm

*accepts Aetna for OCC International Students


Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663

(949) 764-4624


Fountain Valley Regional Hospital

17100 Euclid Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 966-7200

Orange Coast Medical Center

18111 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 378-7000

Viral Respiratory Illness Prevention

Prevention is the best strategy to reduce your risk of viral infection.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.

  • Wear a face covering when you are around other people not in your household, especially when indoors.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or people outside of your home - keep at least a 6-foot distance. Remember that some people without symptoms can spread the virus. Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.

  • Disinfect commonly touched surfaces such as counters, tables, keyboards, and doorknobs.

  • Avoid sharing drinks, eating utensils, sports equipment, towels and bedding.

  • Keep healthy by eating a balanced diet, drinking water, getting enough sleep, and managing stress.

  • Obtain a preventative vaccine such as the flu shot if available.


Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and others from getting sick. Frequently wash your hands to prevent spreading germs such as viruses and bacteria

  • Before and after
    • preparing food
    • eating food
    • treating a cut or wound
    • caring for someone who is ill
  • After sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose
    • returning from a public place
    • using the toilet, helping someone else toilet, changing diapers
    • handling animal food or waste
    • touching garbage


For more information, call 1-800-CDC-INFO or view  CDC - How to Protect Yourself & Others.